Shamel “ShamTrax” Patten is a is an American producer who is a member of The Soundkillers production group which includes music producers REO, Phoenix, along with songwriter Dion Primo. He has worked with artists such as Jim Jones, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Busta Rhymes, M.O.P, Melo-x, Jessie Boykins III and Bow Wow.[1]


Growing up in Brooklyn, New York to a family consisting of his mother, father, and sister, ShamTrax was encouraged to explore his artistic capabilities in the field of music. Having a DJ and music producer for a father, ShamTrax grew up in sound production as he credits his father with informing the scope of his musical knowledge.[2] ShamTrax recalls the nurturing experience he had with his father and mother growing up saying, “I remember staying up late at night with my father listening to music. [They] did everything [they] were supposed to do [by giving me their undivided support for my passion].” It was this foundation, in music and exploration, provided by ShamTrax’s parents that he was allowed the security to find his individual creative path in music production.[3]


In September 2010, it was announced that ShamTrax joined forces with the production team The Soundkillers (with members REO, Phoenix, and Dion Primo) adding to their growing influence in the music industry. His journey through the art of music and mastery of handcrafted mechanical vibration has positioned him as the producer to watch in Hip Hop and R&B breeding a sound unique to him. ShamTrax is involved in the genres of Hip Hop, R&B and Pop.[4] His skills have garnered the attention of such artists as Bow Wow, Foxy Brown, Jim Jones and Fabolous.

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