Angel “AROCK” Castillo is a legend in the digital music space, having paved the way for DJs and music creators by revolutionizing the old concept of a “record pool” and empowering DJs with music, resources, and tools to build incredible DJ performances. From the age of 12, AROCK has been involved with DJ culture and has dedicated his life to helping DJs move the crowd.
Since the ‘70s, DJs have depended on “record pools” to receive the latest “promo” music, often for a monthly fee. As music has become more digitized, DJs have needed to find new ways to acquire music, which can often be a difficult task.
This is why AROCK quickly turned BPM Supreme into the world’s premier online subscription music service built for DJs. BPM Supreme takes away the complicated nature of sourcing music, and simply gives DJs easy access to what they need. He explains his journey in creating BPM Supreme to Thrive Global:
“When I first created BPM Supreme, the technology was brand new and a lot of people just didn’t understand what I was trying to create. It took about two years to completely develop the digital download platform, and then even longer to begin marketing and creating the brand you see today. There were moments when I wasn’t sure if what I was doing would work but something told me to just keep going. Now it’s been about 20 years in the industry and I can’t imagine my life any other way.”
Since he was a young teenager in California, AROCK has been a digital music creator and DJ. As he built music mixes and DJ’ed for events himself, he found it harder and harder to obtain the kind of music he needed from record labels. Sensing a need not just for himself but for other DJs and sound creators in the market, AROCK began BPM Supreme in 2006, serving as a go-between for record labels and DJs by providing easy access to music, content, tools, resources, and more, simplifying the process.
AROCK explains some of his journey in creating BPM Supreme to Thrive Global:
“When I first created BPM Supreme, the technology was brand new and a lot of people just didn’t understand what I was trying to create. It took about two years to completely develop the digital download platform, and then even longer to begin marketing and creating the brand you see today. There were moments when I wasn’t sure if what I was doing would work but something told me to just keep going. Now it’s been about 20 years in the industry and I can’t imagine my life any other way.” (Source: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/rising-star-angel-arock-castillo-just-keep-moving-forward-no-matter-what-kind-of-push-back-you-get-or-how-many-people-tell-you-your-ideas-are-crazy/)
AROCK told DJ Booth in a recent interview, “What makes us stand apart is not only the quality of the content and platform usability but also our passion for merging technology and music. We are always looking for ways to improve functionality and add more useful features. We want to build on our successes and continuously evolve the platforms. Ultimately, our goal is for producers and DJs to use BPM’s platforms daily. We want to be a go-to resource for building a successful music career… I am so proud to be advancing the culture with technology, innovation, and creative freedom for music makers. We want to build them up and be a support system. I think that’s going to be the legacy: Helping DJs, producers, musicians, and the music community to create music, play music, succeed in their careers, and, most of all, be heard,” AROCK continued in DJ Booth.
Today, BPM Supreme is widely considered the premier resource for empowering DJs with new music, exclusive content, and more.
Review site Digital DJ Tips explains,
“BPM Supreme is an easy to use and well-stocked record pool aimed at DJs that need chart and open format music… it offers great value, and that includes music video downloads as well.” (Source: https://www.digitaldjtips.com/reviews/bpm-supreme-record-pool/)
Additionally, Thrive Time Show lauded the incredible offerings behind AROCK’s company:
With more of a focus on discovery and streaming in the music world, BPM Supreme offers a vast library of downloadable audio designed specifically for DJs. AROCK explained to Thrive Time Show, “Our app is going to revolutionize the way that DJs discover music. Not only will they find everything they already love about BPM Supreme in the app, but they’ll also have access to stream mixes, curated sets, and our entire library in HQ from anywhere.” (Source: https://www.thrivetimeshow.com/business-podcasts/bpm-supreme-an-interview-with-the-founder-of-the-1-website-in-the-world-for-djs-angel-arock-castillo/)