Emmanuel Armando Coto was born & raised in Hollywood, CA. A self-taught artist & musician, Coto first learned to play the bass, then swiftly graduated to drums and guitar, ultimately bringing Abelton into his instinctive production cache.Jamming & recording everything by himself in a cozy Rampart apartment, the "Cotown" sound was born in late 2014. Months spent in the desert recording with mystic Gonjasufi honed his skills further, while back in L.A., a group of ace musicians began daily sojourns to Cotown, contributing new instrumentation, technology, magic & more.
The seven deeply emotive songs on Coto's debut EP [HNR61] were all recorded at Cotown during this fruitful period in 2015. This debut album shines the first golden rays of this journeyman's archetypal quest.
All production duties & instruments were deftly handled by Coto, with special guests Alex Gray (Sun Araw, D/P/I) and Francis Pagsuguiron (Dirty Bandits) each providing drums to a track, plus Gato Mercado (GatoLoco) & punker Trenttruce adding guitar & vocals (respectively) to "Mayan Rock". Even the elusive Gonjasufi appears, credited with contributing lyrics to the closer "I Used To See Angels".