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.
Thank you to my beautiful @ishykabibbles for the nomination. I nominate Sandra Ohorodnyk, Kelly Christensen, Gillian Lynch, @jorge_miguel & Daniel Schmidt. Daniel needs to wear a suit when he does it. I didn’t do it in 24 hours so I’m donating to the following links:
@lordquestmusic called me to congratulate me on making the new G-Unit EP. Dope!! Find my horn work on track 2 “I Don’t F**k With You”. @currywong_ up in this too!! Here’s the Hiphop DX interview: http://www.hiphopdx.com/m/index.php?s=interviews&id=2541. Thanks for putting me on homie!
Meeting up with @juniatofsb later tonight for a midnight studio session. On top of the work tonight, he’s helping me do a mix for the Quadron remix that @bhonstro and I crafted that’s headed to @korayaydinozel’s label shown here. This horn arrangement is stacked. (at The Groove Cafeteria)
@francescoyates & I after he gave The CNE a crowd pleasing show! This guy is so cool, calm and collected and immensely talented. It’s good to finally meet you bro…recognized me on that Tweet, LOL. What a pleasure it was to see you in action! We will talk soon homie. (at CNE Bandshell)
Forgive my phone’s horrible pickup, but I assure you that @francescoyates’s CNE performance was nothing less than stellar. Look at Alex St. Kitts on the bass groovin’…he is known for that, hehe. @pharrell produced it don’tcha know. (at CNE Bandshell)
Pretty much split a good chunk of the pot with @ishykabibbles and @acalmarises except for the deep fried Mars bar below which was all Mae. Thanksgiving Waffle (ridiculously good), birthday cake/fudge brownie ice cream and the Americano Gringo cheeseburger nachos. I regret NOTHING. (at The CNE)