I live to groove and I groove to live. I put things into perspective. I'm a passionate person who brings it to life and to my own craft. I'm a creative singer, songwriter, lyricist, trumpeter, DJ, producer, composer, arranger, music aficionado, lover, fun-lovin' (fun to love and fun to be loved by) and last but not least, all around cool guy. I'm a musician for hire and am becomin' a name that is dropped both locally and internationally. Call me Swanky. I'm out here to musically influence the world and to spread love through music.
Open your mind and I'll open your soul...
This joint is pretty low key...my thoughts spill on the canvas. You can use your paintbrush to make use of the colours.
I am the leader of a hip hop/jazz/funk band called The Vibrasonic Sessions
I am 1/2 of The International Incident a.k.a. I² (with Chile's own Max Damage)
I am Octavio Santos (yes, my birth name) when it comes to trumpet work and vocals
I am Swanky when it comes to mic work and rippin' it lyrically
You will find me in many projects...lend me your eardrums.
Big shouts to @drfabiantai & Associates for hooking me up with some dope Dilems when they caught whiff of the upcoming gig I have in NY. They said I have to look fresh. Special thanks to Lucy for styling me nicely!!
#tbt It was a great summer back in 2000 something. I won’t tell you when this was cuz I’d be dating us, hahaha!!! Sushi, museum, hanging out and was hoping someday she and I would see eye to eye. Look at what’s good neeeeeow!
#tbt The summer after the end of our sophomore year in university. Yup, this was wayback playback when @ishykabibbles introduced me to sushi for the first time. I remember the good times before she became my love… 😊
@allenstone & I before he lit up Toronto last night. It was such a pleasure to meet you brother. It’s great to know that you keep it 100% real. You’re a cool and powerful soul. (at The Phoenix Concert Theatre)