Meet Raymond, 27 years old from Los Angeles, CA
“I like to think I started working in the music industry 10 years ago at 17. That is when I started knocking on restaurant doors asking if I can throw parties... and it worked. For a couple of months, I was throwing parties every other weekend, charging $5 at the door. It was later that year when I decided to learn how to DJ and start djing myself. Getting booked up to 3 times a night (now with a weekly residency at a local night club) I was fairly successful but there was a limit I had hit. Nobody was paying more than $150 for an hour. Now 21 I had been messing with Ableton making edits and bootlegs but I realized there were so many things I didn't know and ended up at LARS studying music production. After graduating I called my friend who at the time managed Deorro a very known DJ/ Producer and asked if I can intern for him. A couple of months later I was brought on as an employee of Panda Funk Records. About 2 years in at PandaFunk I had some mediocre success (1 trap city release has my highlight) under the name Sintapia, but I found much better producers and artist than myself so I decided to turn Sintapia into a management company. I co-managed Landis With Steve Aoki's EU mgmt Seminal music for a while, also Deorro's mgmt at the time Crazyness mgmt. 3 years into Panda Funk things changed and I left to work at where I work now full-time DashGo (digital distribution). We distribute some well-known artist in dance like Dack Janiels' label 40oz Cult. Being at DashGo inspired me to start my own label Sintapia Records focusing in all genres, where I know average about 2m monthly streams.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Ramón Ayala - Tragos Amargos
What is the most annoying song in the world?
I stop listening to a song before I get annoyed of it :)
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
Melody, a melody is the one thing everyone can relate to, no matter the language
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive)
Honestly wouldn't want to interview anybody, because I know there is people that can interview way better than I could. But I would love to chill with Skrillex :)