Travis Sayles, born and raised in New York City, may not be a household name but he’s on his way there. A quick look at his young but expanding resume and you’ll understand why. Sayles has performed or produced with artists like Souja Boy, Kelly Rowland, Ryan Leslie, and Chrisette Michelle.
His most recent accomplishments include crafting Justin Bieber’s single “Die In My Arms”(which reached No. 1 on iTunes) and contributing several songs to the soundtrack of Nickelodeon film RAGS. Sayles has proven he can work magic in all genres but the beat maker admits contention in the world of hip-hop can be gripping. “I started producing for Jim Jones’ artist Mel Matrix (Bird Game Records) in the crib 2009”.
From influences like Kenye West, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier, I learn from them and create my own style and my approach to hip-hop. I feel like you can’t put hip-hop in a box. Hip-Hop originated from the east coast but ventured to the south and my sound is a creation of my own world, “Sayles told Rap Music. “I enjoy the energy of rap and the content. When doing other styles of music you have to be conscience of the content. The competition of hip-hop makes me thrive and work hard. The competition makes that style of music great and fun.”