Child of a French father and mother from Quebec, Nicolas Ranchoux aka Tronel was born in Montreal the 29th of December 1986. Growing up in Cote-Des-Neiges/NDG, he was interested in a musical career from a young age. In 2006 he obtained a certificate in Art & Science at Concordia University after which he went on to move to France. In Paris, between 2007 and 2010 he gained a Bachelor’s degree Arts & Audio Engineering at the SAE Institute. From 2011 he worked as a resident audio engineer at the One Two Pass It studio in Bagnolet. As a sound engineer he worked on two major European tours, in Asia and the US for Live Nation, Universal and Barclay. Between 2011 and 2018 he also filled the role of sound engineer for Parisian show rooms such as Le Nouveau Casino, Le Trianon and L’Elysée Montmartre.
In 2011, he began his musical career under the name MC Tronel and founded the group Les Anticipateurs. A satirical and humoristic musical concept formed by many emblematic characters in search of controversy, the group independently amassed 50 million views on YouTube and over 100 million DSP streams. Their popularity lead to many tours across Quebec and France which lead to collaborations with producers such as Scott Storch (Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem, etc.) and Lex Luger (Rick Ross, Kanye West, Jay-Z, etc.). They’ve also been garnered with a platinum disc in France for the coproduction of the song “Nana” with French artist Lorenzo.
With eight legendary studio albums and six mixtapes, the group has left a mark in the history of Quebec rap. Time has come for Tronel to set aside the group’s MC Tronel character and for him to venture into his solo career. Retaining the sometimes surrealist and visionary musical style, he now delivers his first solo album called “TronelDiablo” with his label Ultra Nova Club.