Octavio N. Santos

Octavio N. Santos @swankyswagger

http://soundcloud.com/swankyswagger

Grabbing some Italian with my @kathleen.deleon.
I got this fortune about a week ago and I believe it sort of rings true in this case. I linked up with the homie @elaquent last night at the Drake to pick up a record. You might know that to be the @urbnet release of "Worst Case Scenario". I was then introduced to a cat from Brazil who recognized my name because of music I've participated in. He confirmed my identity by just saying "Inbetween Times" (in reference to a joint I did with @mecca83 & J Vibes). The dude was in total awe and gushing over me and my work saying that when he spins that joint in Brazil, people know who's spinning it. He continues in awe that he can't believe eQ and I are in the same space as him. I'm low key giggling as this doesn't often happen to me (but I know it does to eQ, trusssssss, LOL!!!), followed by asking me to take a picture with me before I left. The fact that music I've done hits people like this and reaches far beyond the city I live in makes doing what I do so worthwhile. I'm extremely appreciative of all the support I receive...and you know what? More is headed your way, no doubt! Thank you to everyone from anywhere who takes the time to listen and spreads the vibe. It means a whole lot...more than you know. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
@pomobeats and @dannym112 blaze through a dance floor heat seeker with their remix of @alinabaraz's "Fantasy". πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
@pomobeats and @dannym112 created a funkified atmosphere throughout within the shadows. They unveiled some new @anderson._paak songs!!!!
@mmacayres performs "Easy" 🎢
Whoever is playing music I've worked on over in the Philippines, that's awesome! Thank you! Thank you everywhere else as well! πŸ™ #keepemcoming
It's been a long time coming, but I finally received a copy of Freddie Cruger and Anthony Mills's Wildcookie EP entitled "Slave Music". My horn work can be heard on Side A's first joint called "What Would". Time to frame this bad boy up. It was a fun track to help out on!!! I hope @gillespeterson has a copy... 😊
I got a spur of the moment text from @bdkang saying, "Yo bro. Planning to meet up for some drinks tonight. U down?". My response is, "I want food but yeah cool lemme know"...haha! You say drink, I say food. Drink...food! Drink...food!!! It was good to unite with some of the BRuh gang members @bdkang, @suppaasissa, @zuzu9712 and Nico. #jtt πŸ‘ˆπŸ˜‚
String arrangements...man. They always get to me. Seeing the evolution of scenes spanning from Game Boy days to the latest 3DS graphics really showed how far this game has been in play...
I went to go see PokΓ©mon: Symphonic Evolutions because I'm a sucker for string arrangements (yes, before horns). Before you laugh, to me, a well placed string arrangement can make you emotional while enveloped in goosebumps. It always happens to me. The violins and the oboe gave me the feels!! It's an example of why I'm a great fan @miguelatwoodferguson's arrangements. The man is a champion to me in regards to this. He wasn't a part of what went down, but you should listen to his work as well!! Enough hardcore folks dressed up, but I came in for the music. I'm sure you would have enjoyed it even if you don't indulge in the game.
One of @yukiminagano's wardrobe changes throughout the evening. She was definitely radiant in all of them!!!
@littledragon performs "Test" 🎢
@littledragonflicks's @yukiminagano brought the house down with a dazzling and electrifying performance!!!!
@goldlink performs the hit single "Fall In Love" produced by @kaytranada 🎢
@djkiddmarvel on the decks while @goldlink took care of the mic.
This joint has been in the vault, but I'm so excited that it will touch ears soon. My brother @hezekiah3rd produced this banger for @thebulbey. @alicemarieviolin just recently put some strings on this bad boy and yours truly laced it up with horns. Yessszirrr!!! Listen to the snippet right here. πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ #Repost @hezekiah3rd with @repostapp ・・・ Having fun producing this joint for @thebulbey shout out to @alicemarieviolin on Violin and @swankyswagger on Horn. Still working on this one. #magic http://3crates.bandcamp.com
I've always been a big @jazzanova_berlin fan ever since I heard @incognito_world's "Get Into My Groove" remixed. Back then, having a diet of strictly classical and jazz, I expanded my listening tastes with these cats after the discovery. I would always see the 1997-2000 remixes at HMV back in high school...unsure of who they were, and because of that I passed on their CD. When I discovered them, it disappeared off the shelves and was never replenished in stock. I got a package from Denmark yesterday with their first remixes compilation which is my favourite out of the three. Some of the best remixes came out of this group from Berlin...believe that!!
My desk looks empty. 3 days in. I'm gonna make it more like home and install a record player on the side.