We had the good fortune of connecting with Danny Pauta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danny, what do you want people to remember about you?
I hope to be considered an Ecuadorian-American musical vanguard and entrepreneur. I want generations of people to be inspired by the music and history of my indie record label Soundbreaker Records.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Soundbreaker Records was created out of necessity to help Ecuadorian artists showcase their music. It started as a home studio that would help young artists record their music and upload it to online streaming services, like Spotify. It is currently a label ran in Denver, Colorado representing artists such as Neoma, The Mañanas, and Civil Engineer. We want to be known as the label who pushed Ecuadorian music into the mainstream.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would definitely have La Chiva Colombian Cuisine at least a couple of times during their stay with me, that’s the best Latinx restaurant in Denver hands down. It’s fancy though, a trip to Federal for some authentic Mexican food would have to follow up to balance things out, I’m a big fan of Mangonadas. When I have friends over it’s probably the few times I let myself enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors, so we’d definitely have to walk around Red Rocks, Garden of the Gods, and other iconic places I’m not even going to lie I know off the top of my head.. We’d hit my favorite spots around Broadway since this is my neighborhood, there’s pretty much everything you want on this street. It’s insane. This is probably a very transplant thing to do, but electric scooting or biking around Denver metro area is beautiful (just make sure to park your electric vehicle properly peeps). Im not good at planning ahead and this city is overwhelming in a good way regardless, so wherever my friend’s heart desires can probably be quenched in this city.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shoutout to everyone who collaborates and supports Soundbreaker Records and its artists. Whether it’s a listener, press, or collaborators, this is all about creating an international community for people who love music.
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