Rachel G, (RɅCHEL G) is a DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Cheyenne, Wyoming. She creates Electronic Dance Music that is inspired by the popular trends underneath that umbrella and mixes those influences together with her passion for all kinds of rock music, - a nostalgic throwback to the music she loved growing up, - to create something entirely unique and yet strangely familiar. It's not exactly your dad's rock n' roll.
Early in her teenage years, Rachel was a metal head. She attended underground events all over Cheyenne, Wyoming, (her claimed hometown, despite her birthplace of Nebraska) throughout her high school years before dropping out and obtaining her GED. Prior to that, she had been a fan of bands like Three Days Grace and Thousand Foot Crutch before bands like Asking Alexandria, Black Dahlia Murder, Emmure and others entered her radar. She received her first guitar at age 13 as a Christmas gift, and at first found the instrument difficult, even frustrating. A school music teacher helped her through it, and she began to rapidly improve her skills.
However, in the fall of 2012 something changed. Skrillex exploded across the world, topping charts and changing mainstream music forever. Like many people at the time, exploring this new, previously unknown to her, catacomb of music culture lead to a deep appreciation, and truly, a fascination with Electronic Dance Music.
She began to DJ with the support of a close friend, using free software Virtual DJ, (Rachel G does not endorse and is not endorsed by Virtual DJ) to create mashups and remixes of songs from her music collection. She began producing shortly after, becoming involved in what would later be known as the My Little Pony fandom. There she stayed for a time, releasing music under a number of dated aliases including Tr1pl3 B, International Static, Rosemary, and later, Riptide. Submersed in the tight-knit online culture, her skills were just beginning to develop.
In 2015, though, her style was influenced heavily by her past. A then-girlfriend introduced her to music from acclaimed Punk bands such as The Distillers, Social Distortion, Rancid, The Gimme Gimmes, and to Ska such as Reel Big Fish and Save Ferris. For a time, this threw her for a loop. You see, Rachel had been a guitarist since age 13, and with this resurgence of her love for rock music, she found herself at a crossroads. At the time she lived in Dallas, Texas, however that didn't last and she soon moved back to Wyoming.
Before leaving Texas, however, she had experimented with combining punk rock's furious, euphoric energy with then-modern Drum n Bass in her productions, however her guitars were in storage back in Wyoming, so she was unable to do any of the guitar work herself. Resorting to sequencing imitation MIDI instruments, she began to see the potential of combining elements of the two distinct musical but found the constraints of MIDI limiting. Once back in Wyoming, Rachel tried to form and join several bands, motivated by the unexpected death of her only computer and subsequent lack of ability to produce music electronically. Her attempts, however, seemed to always fall short. Internal and external circumstance always seemed to prevent the longevity of any of those group projects. It seemed going solo was going to be her only option.
However, it would not be until 2016 that she was finally able to produce again, this time recording her own guitar and bass guitar tracks herself for her productions. Again, the product seemed to fall short in her eyes. Amidst her uphill creative struggles, Rachel was also at the time dealing with serious troubles in her personal life. Serious enough to pull her away from music again and again, never able to commit to her work completely throughout the 2013 through Fall 2017 struggles.
Fast forward into 2018, Rachel is finally releasing music, even amidst health issues and a staggering backlog of work yet to be done. Her unique style quickly earning her early favor, her releases shared through a network of promotional outlets the world over. With a unique sound, personal resilience, and patience to match, Rachel G seems prepped to set the world ablaze.