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.
My food itinerary yesterday with @ishykabibbles. The brunch trip made way for the 10-star omelette and for dinner, K took me to a joint I’ve never been to that serves Afghani food. This Tikka Kabob dinner was ridiculously good. Thank you for introducing me to new food places among other things you make me thankful for everyday ❤️ P.S. They really wanna shout out the medium spice level. (at Cora’s/Bamiyan Kabob)
Another dope shot by @nilla_22 of yours truly on that Soul Train line ridin’ the groove on @beatchildmusic’s “B-Boy Beef”. It feels good to let loose and let the music guide your step. (at Drake Hotel)
@nilla_22 caught me in the act of groovin’ down the Soul Train line as @beatchildmusic and his band performed “B-Boy Beef”. Man, I miss dancin’ and haven’t had the opportunity to move in awhile. Thanks for the great capture Victoria and good to finally meet a fellow Instagram follower! (at Drake Hotel)
My man @dogibson making a guest appearance at @beatchildmusic’s “Soul Movement Vol. 2” album release party. Always good to see this brotha around. Hear us on a @jahronomo Inc. produced feature soon. (at Drake Hotel)
@beatchildmusic put on such a crowd rousing, energy boosting of a show at the Drake Hotel. Cop that “Soul Movement Vol. 2” LP! I’m already looking forward to volume 3. Maybe the brotha will enlist me on something for that ;) (at Drake Hotel)
Just finished breaking bread with @beatchildmusic, @bennyixxi, @agape181, DJ Soulchild (still remembers me from our 2009 gig) and Alex St. Kitts. Off to Slakah’s “Soul Movement Vol. 2” album release party! (at Saigon Flower)