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"Hey there. I'm Tre and I make music sometimes."

Trevor Whatevr is the stage name of an Electronic Music producer hailing from the southeastern United States. Born October 19, 1996, Trevor (otherwise known simply as Tre) started releasing "music" under the stage name Tre Stuck in 2012, armed with nothing but a Mac with GarageBand and a sense of ambition far outweighing his actual talent. His first (and only) album under the name, District 76, released in May of that year to middling reception; slightly discouraged but undeterred, he vowed to try his hand at production once again. After another false start, he finally settled upon the music production and sharing site Audiotool, where under his new (and current) name he made his debut with the Esoteric Pads extended play.

Since then, the newly christened Whatevr has released two albums and two more extended plays, with his music progressively growing in both scope and skill. Only time will tell if he manages to break into the indie electronic music scene, but until then, he'll be plunking out new projects and making his way up the ranks of the Audiotool community.


His discography thus far:

  • District 76 (as Tre Stuck) (2012)
  • Esoteric Pads (2013)
  • Trevor Whatevr's Nostalgia Trip (2014)
  • Callow Youth (2014)
  • Skele21 (split album with Mojave Music) (2014)
  • w/e (2014)
  • w/r/t (2015)
  • Elsewise (2016)
  • ⌘ (2016)
  • What Are Friends For? (Music From The Motion Picture) (2017)

Tropes pertaining to him and his music:

  • all lowercase letters: 90% of the time his name is written this way on his own album covers. (Averted whenever the TRVRWHTVR name is used, however.)
  • Alternative Dance
  • Art Evolution: Continuously since the stage name change.
  • Book-Ends: The first song on w/e, Eighteen Years, gets a reprise after Into The Future, the final track.
  • Black and Nerdy: To a T— the guy's a troper, even!
  • Canon Discontinuity: Anything before Esoteric Pads and the name change.
  • Continuity Reboot: Esoteric Pads.
  • Advertisement:
  • Cover Version: He's done two, "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" by Dntel and Ben Gibbard, and "If You Wanna Stay" by the Griswolds.
  • Chiptune: He blends this with elements of house and other genres of electronic music in his work.
  • Double-Meaning Title: w/e, which can be interpreted:
    • as being an abbreviation of "Whatevr", making it a Self-Titled Album and a reference to the album's Genre Roulette,
    • or as the word "we", being a nod to the many collaborations on the album itself.
  • Echoing Acoustics: Became common from Nostalgia Trip onward.
  • Electronic Music
  • Fading into the Next Song: A couple of tracks on w/e do this.
  • Fake-Out Fade-Out: His remix of "A Time of Evolution" by Vassrvögel uses one of these.
  • Genre Roulette: w/e drifts between house, chiptune, and dance, but special mention has to go to "No Clear Distinction", a haphazard collection of about five different styles rolled into one song.
  • Hidden Track: "Eighteen Years (Reprise)", the last song on w/e.
  • House Music
  • Idiosyncratic Album Theming: All of his EPs and albums feature the exact same shade of green and include a self portrait to some extent (even w/e, which embeds a selfie into the glitched-up images of various other characters).
  • Instrumentals: Most (though not all) of his stuff.
  • Lucky Charms Title: The ⌘ EP.
  • Myspeld Rökband: The second E in the word "whatever" is nonexistent (and none of the vowels exist when the TRVRWHTVR name is used). This was done on purpose to keep people from confusing him with a DJ going by the same name, and to improve his ability to be found in a Google search.
  • New Sound Album: w/e trashes Nostalgia Trip's largely loop-based style of production in favor of more original synths (though it does keep the samples).
  • Non-Appearing Title: Most of his titles never come up in the music itself. Averted with "One. Shot." and "DVD Player", however.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: The ⌘ EP, which was announced thusly:
    "It’s called ⌘, I don’t care how you pronounce it, and it drops when I’m done with it."
  • Officially Shortened Title: TRVRWHTVR is used for his remixes, though the pronunciation stays the same.
  • Ret-Gone: District 76 is still downloadable from his Bandcamp, but almost all other evidence of his time as Tre Stuck has either been wiped from existence or buried deep into the doldrums of the internet. Similarly, his first few releases as Trevor Whatevr are gone, neither making it to Bandcamp nor SoundCloud.
  • Repetitive Audio Glitch: A recurring favorite of his, originally due to his own inability to expand upon loops but since used as an aural flourish.
  • Sampling: He was wary of this at first, but since he joined Audiotool he's warmed up to it.
  • Self-Deprecation: Probably best summarized by his old Bandcamp description:
    Just a teenage writer singer blogger designer guy with a weird love of music, some of which is his own. Hopefully it won't be terrible or anything.
  • Signature Style: What he likes to call "epic chiptune", which takes the fundamental elements of chiptune and expands upon them with house-like synths, reverb and samples. Debuted with "Gomez" and popped up on a majority of the songs on w/e.
  • Textless Album Cover: w/e and w/r/t (and, depending on whether or not one counts the title as text, ⌘).


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