We are thrilled to announce that the Albumism family is expanding once again with the very welcome addition of Julio Santos. Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela with a penchant for the written word, Julio’s musical tastes are wide-ranging and he promises to lend a fresh, informed perspective to our ever-evolving content platform. We encourage the Albumism community to stay tuned for much more from Julio, and in the meantime, check out his debut article in the form of his 20th anniversary tribute to RZA’s debut solo album RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo.
More about Julio:
Julio Santos is a Venezuelan freelance writer/engineer. He credits his obsession for Afro-Caribbean music to his parents and the beautiful city of Caracas, and his love for funk and hip-hop to the amazing World Wide Web. Discovering blues and rock & roll music in his early teens originally inspired his passion for music, which has inspired an eclectic record collection containing LPs from artists as varied as the Rolling Stones, Arsenio Rodríguez, the Ohio Players, Queen Latifah, and Portishead, among many others. He looks forward to continuing to expand his collection, which will invariably serve as inspiration for more writing work in the future. Follow Julio on Twitter via @santosmambo.
Julio’s 5 Favorite Albums of All Time:
The Beatles | Revolver (1965)
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco | Celia & Johnny (1974)
Nas | Illmatic (1994)
Tito Puente & La Lupe | Tito Puente Swings, the Exciting Lupe Sings (1965)
Sonny Rollins | Saxophone Colossus (1956)