In and amongst the multitude of "viral" hits that have been birthed from the ceaseless machine that is Tiktok, there are a few creators that have genuinely had success on the platform. SyKo is one of those few. His hyper-pop/EDM driven track, "#BrooklynBloodpop!", has scorched through numerous online communities, from Call of Duty, to Cat E-Girls.
The song itself is obviously catchy, if not one of the more emblematic internet tracks, full of inserted references and audio clips. After rising to the top of Spotify's Viral 50 chart, and a few remixes, Syko still hangs onto just over 3 million monthly listeners, and a few songs with rising stars like Glaive. With the tempermentality of the online community and many legions of one-hit-wonders, we're watching to see if the newly christened musician can continue to produce heavy hitters.
Trenton mondragon (syko) age 20 is from Amarillo Texas near the Dallas & Fort Worth area. Trent has always been involved in music whether it be studying it to composing it vocally himself. He started to gain respect from rising artists in the hyperpop scene for his originality and integrity. Syko said, "speaking on bloodpop it was originally supposed to be thrown away just by the sheer complicatedness of making it, it was so new, so fresh it was one of those things where if you had a mismatch energy at all in my theory it would’ve blemished the record so I made it at least as perfect as I could cause I’m a stubborn perfectionist at heart and thank god I released it because the fans love it".
"I made it at least as perfect as I could cause I’m a stubborn perfectionist at heart and thank god I released it because the fans love it".
Syko honestly is more surprisingly aesthetically inclined towards artists like MCR, Guccihighwaters, and Lund once the discography is dug into. The intensity and pacing of the songs is hyper-pop, and to me the most arguably internet-friendly genre. The records are indiscernible lyrically in some places, and with previous influences from artists like Yung Lean, it's easy to see that the vocals are less driving lyrically and moreso an added instrumental layer. Syko hangs onto a distinct style and vocal style reminiscent of 645AR.