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WHO'S SWANKY?

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. (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.

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18 September 14
Have you picked up your copy of @jsandsy’s “The Poet Tree Of Life”? You’ll hear me on the album’s title track on my trusty horn. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-poet-tree-of-life/id903420202

Have you picked up your copy of @jsandsy’s “The Poet Tree Of Life”? You’ll hear me on the album’s title track on my trusty horn. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-poet-tree-of-life/id903420202

Posted: 11:16 PM
Breakin’ bread with my brother Steve over some good Korean food. He treated me to a spot I’ve never been to…good food and good talks about the blessings of life. (at Man Doo Hyang)

Breakin’ bread with my brother Steve over some good Korean food. He treated me to a spot I’ve never been to…good food and good talks about the blessings of life. (at Man Doo Hyang)

Posted: 12:29 AM
Toronto hip hop blog @thisiswalder shouts out @juniatofsb & @callmekemi for making the goodbye to summer track with their music video feature. Thank you for mentioning my horn work and the recent work I contributed on. I wouldn’t have gotten that placement if it weren’t for @lordquestmusic. He was behind that track produced for G-Unit. Big respect! http://thisiswalder.com/2014/09/junia-t-ft-kemikal-sky-is-falling-official-video/

Toronto hip hop blog @thisiswalder shouts out @juniatofsb & @callmekemi for making the goodbye to summer track with their music video feature. Thank you for mentioning my horn work and the recent work I contributed on. I wouldn’t have gotten that placement if it weren’t for @lordquestmusic. He was behind that track produced for G-Unit. Big respect! http://thisiswalder.com/2014/09/junia-t-ft-kemikal-sky-is-falling-official-video/

Posted: 12:12 AM
I only saw this today even though it was an August post. Late pass! I still gotta give my thanks to ITZSOWEZEE for the mention and reaction for my horns on the @juniatofsb & @callmekemi collaboration. http://itzsoweezee.com/junia-t-sky-is-falling-ft-kemikal/

I only saw this today even though it was an August post. Late pass! I still gotta give my thanks to ITZSOWEZEE for the mention and reaction for my horns on the @juniatofsb & @callmekemi collaboration. http://itzsoweezee.com/junia-t-sky-is-falling-ft-kemikal/

17 September 14
I didn’t get just a shout out…I got a special shout out from @hiphopcanada for my horn work on @juniatofsb & @callmekemi’s “Sky Is Falling”. Thank you! I appreciate the love! http://www.hiphopcanada.com/2014/09/junia-t-sky-is-falling-ft-kemikal-video/

I didn’t get just a shout out…I got a special shout out from @hiphopcanada for my horn work on @juniatofsb & @callmekemi’s “Sky Is Falling”. Thank you! I appreciate the love! http://www.hiphopcanada.com/2014/09/junia-t-sky-is-falling-ft-kemikal-video/

Posted: 11:29 PM
Thank you to NOW Magazine for the acknowledgement of my horn work on the @juniatofsb & @callmekemi joint “Sky Is Falling”. I appreciate it! They feature the music video! https://www.nowtoronto.com/music/story.cfm?content=199656

Thank you to NOW Magazine for the acknowledgement of my horn work on the @juniatofsb & @callmekemi joint “Sky Is Falling”. I appreciate it! They feature the music video! https://www.nowtoronto.com/music/story.cfm?content=199656

16 September 14
I can cross having my work displayed for all hiphop heads to hear on @okayplayer off my bucketlist. This is great! My horn work is all over this @juniatofsb feat. @callmekemi joint entitled “Sky Is Falling” off the forthcoming “Eye See You” album. In fact, this won’t be the only time you’ll hear me on that album. Jump on the link to watch the official music video: http://www.okayplayer.com/news/junia-t-sky-is-falling-video.html

I can cross having my work displayed for all hiphop heads to hear on @okayplayer off my bucketlist. This is great! My horn work is all over this @juniatofsb feat. @callmekemi joint entitled “Sky Is Falling” off the forthcoming “Eye See You” album. In fact, this won’t be the only time you’ll hear me on that album. Jump on the link to watch the official music video: http://www.okayplayer.com/news/junia-t-sky-is-falling-video.html

15 September 14
Share a Coke with someone you love…I did :)

Share a Coke with someone you love…I did :)

Posted: 2:22 PM
In the studio with @currywong_…I promised to finish this joint on Jahronomo Inc.’s his record so we’re lining this up first before we run the others. We’re having a blast and laughing like crazy cuz making horn arrangement with this guy is a breeze!!! (at HMLT Studios)

In the studio with @currywong_…I promised to finish this joint on Jahronomo Inc.’s his record so we’re lining this up first before we run the others. We’re having a blast and laughing like crazy cuz making horn arrangement with this guy is a breeze!!! (at HMLT Studios)

14 September 14
Got that support for my homegirl @jennielaws on her forthcoming album in the works entitled “Destiny”. Jump on her Instagram handle and hit the link. Been a fan ever since she put out “Heavenly”.

Got that support for my homegirl @jennielaws on her forthcoming album in the works entitled “Destiny”. Jump on her Instagram handle and hit the link. Been a fan ever since she put out “Heavenly”.

Posted: 1:43 AM
Yo!!! @nottzdaruler is following me on Twitter!! This is just too damn sick…this dude is one hell of a producer!! I’m about to send him an e-mail and show him what I’m capable of doing.

Yo!!! @nottzdaruler is following me on Twitter!! This is just too damn sick…this dude is one hell of a producer!! I’m about to send him an e-mail and show him what I’m capable of doing.

13 September 14

A not so typical day at Sherway Gardens…

11 September 14
My swanky game hasn’t been on lock for awhile…let’s do this again.

My swanky game hasn’t been on lock for awhile…let’s do this again.

Posted: 5:23 PM
I haven’t bought a fitted in forever but this one is fresh. Had to cop it before work. Shout out to my dude Steve at Pro Image Square One. He always hooks it up. Tell him I sent you there.

I haven’t bought a fitted in forever but this one is fresh. Had to cop it before work. Shout out to my dude Steve at Pro Image Square One. He always hooks it up. Tell him I sent you there.

10 September 14
Dinner date with my lovely @ishykabibbles. (at Sushi Tei)

Dinner date with my lovely @ishykabibbles. (at Sushi Tei)

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh