This week, “Díme Otra Vez” was born. This sexy track mixes traditional cumbia, rock and reggaeton but charts its own direction. Danny Slor of Marbin is the feature Saxophonist. All other instruments performed by Brandon Payton-Carrillo. Hope Payton-Carrillo also lent her voice to the tune.

The video was compiled from a series of training videos, PSA and found footage. Extra credit to anyone who can name the source footage.


Yesterday, I received the first test pressing of my Jackson Park 7 inch. I had never heard my music on vinyl and I was afraid that it would suck.  Added to my anxiety was the fact that this was a lathe cut record as opposed to pressed. For those who don’t know, there are some lathe cut records that have really awful audio quality and you must be careful in what company you select to cut the record.

I was pleasantly surprised how well the record sounds! The bass was deep and balanced, and the highs were crisp and sweet. So I want to thank “In the Clouds Records” for all of their hard work.

Audio samples will come soon.

Today was my birthday. I appreciate all of those who wished me well and hope that I complete another year and the thus the cycle begins anew. Thank you, everyone.

Also I wrote a kickass article about a local cafe on the south side of Chicago. Published in the South Side Weekly, I hope that it might entertain you all. Here is the Link!!!