He soon joined the band in high school, but, with time, however, realized that he was taking up drumming during a time where it was losing momentum in popular culture, or as he would put it — the band was going out of fashion. He soon concluded that drumming might not offer him a lifelong career.
Sasha's true inspiration to make electronic music started when he heard someone playing an original song outside of his high school. He says he vividly remembers hearing the track and realized he too could make music like this - without a professional studio. And so from there, Troy began playing around with Logic software, and soon enough, he was producing his own music. His first single, "Bad as Ever" took off his senior year, and now has over half a million streams on SoundCloud
. "I really didn't expect it to take off like it did," Sasha shared.
While Sasha took drum lessons for much of his life and can read music from his time in the band, his true sense of music and talent is done by ear- meaning he does not need sheet music or cues to create his songs. This is one of Sasha's many remarkable talents: he can create music often from scratch, using intuition and rhythm rather than reading from a page. This is truly what adds to the innocent nature of his music.
Sasha attended Tulane University for college and studied Entrepreneurship and Business while also continuing to pursue his passions in music. He produced several tracks while at school, such as "You Got Me," "Drinks in the Morning," and "Magic Hands." Since graduation, Troy has emerged within the NYC club scene, booking out some of the hottest venues such as Nebula, Paradise Club, Above It All, Writing on the Wall, The Delancey, and many more. Sasha shared with me that while he is booking tons of shows now, this did not come easy, and, in fact, it was a bit of a struggle in the beginning.