Mike T and The Swagger

Mike T and The Swagger

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandEDMSinger/Songwriter

Scrumptious Electronic Phunk is the best way to describe Trevino's sophomore album. The sounds of the cosmic sky is an indication of what you will hear after you preview this album.

Biography

Singer-songwriter Mike Trevino begins to discover newer sounds thanks to technology.

Take, for instance, his introduction to electronic music while attending Ohio State University, when a local dj agreed to create some music for a project Mike was working on and his dream of songwriting quickly began to take shape.

“I was thoroughly impressed and engaged with everything the dj was doing, call it the crash course into computer/music capabilities,” Trevino says. “But I wanted to make sounds I hadn't heard yet. The dj told me I could either sample and do the normal, or begin with different and original sounds that would take more time to develop." Trevino, however, found a way to be efficient and original. That’s because his brain already heard the sounds and with the computer's help they were able to create them quickly.

Since moving to Austin in 1998, the San Antonio native began to earnestly chase his ambition of performing his music. Recently, he released his sophomore album, "It Won't Come Off This Way" with producer J_Dub and SpyJetZero records. The two worked a homegrown electronic/industrial sound that presented itself differently with each song.

Recorded at Austin’s SunRoom studios, Trevino's album contains songs such as, “Lay of the Land,” which the artist describes as a feel good song with a fresh electronic vibe, and “All the Earth,” a ballad for people, he says, "who should remember that you've got someone who loves you, wink." "Monumental" is a song worth remembering and will be remixed by DJ EzMa. At the moment, Trevino is working on promoting this his second CD, which contains ten originally written songs that were released in January 2013.

Trevino also gets a thrill out of performing in front of an audience and doesn’t shy away when opportunity knocks, be it the Ingenuity Festival, NYC Pridefest 2012, music venues around Austin, or his current gig on the fourth Friday at the War Horse in downtown Austin on fifth street. “I'm starting to sing out more and like to see people mixing and mingling during my show,” he says, “and when you see smiles, and you smile back, it’s awesome to feel that connection with people.”

Trevino finds inspiration to write songs based on good story telling that people can relate to. “Telling a good story with a sweet beat makes life fun and allows people to escape for forty five minutes," he says with a smile. Trevino will continue to concentrate on his music career and performing. “I just want to keep creating and uncovering great music," he says. “It’s an outlet that connects music to people's everyday lives. So let's do it and see where it takes me.”

In retrospect, Trevino believes a great awakening happened to him when the dj created a sound that he had always envisioned, and it motivated him to pursue his music dreams. Now, "I get to play the music I love with my bandmates The Swagger. It is an amazing journey, and I'm grateful to be living it,” he says.

For more information, visit http://trevinome.wix.com/miketntheswagger. Trevino's album is available for download purchase on iTunes.

Lyrics

Make the Money Move

Written By: Mike Trevino

Gonna get quick in my head foot
gonna have coffee and jamm
gonna lace up my high top Tom's
and stick it to the man

Gonna get quick in my head foot
gonna have a cigarette
rollin & poppin on my rims & i'm rockin
with my band and our new jam

Make the money move, pulse stops and big cash drops
Make the money move, now i'm off to see the man

make money, money money money time is money
money money money sex is money
money money money food is money
money money money dope is money
money money money church is money
money money money war is money
money money money fear is money
make the money move

All the pleasures earth can afford
your tiny nerves and your bright new chord
don't just wait and see
believe me when I say

Make the money move

Here the Sound

Written By: Mike Trevino

We all self infiltrate, there are no enimes
ride up the elevate, to higher frequencies
this plugging in is an instant reminder to me
bathing in this rain a higher frequency

So many buttons to press, but only one will please
ride up the roof where you belong, just let your body go

Can you here the sound, much as light can solve
love n love n love allows divine essence in all
and all around

Let's Get Together

Written By: Mike Trevino


I'm gonna go places i've never been
gonna do things I said I'd never do
Say words like, HEY! It's good to see you looking so good, good

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, don't matter anytime everyday
Thursday, Friday and a Saturday yeah yeah
Let's get together, every chance we get
Let's get together, and make this moment it
Let's get together yeah let's get together, together

I'm gonna pull pranks like, when I'z a kid
gonna step outside and hang with my friends
go up the hill slide, down the moutain
Enjoy the scenery just as we find it
enjoy eachother now, there's nothing quite like it
enjoy the moment now, let's have another

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, don't matter anytime everyday
Thursday, Friday and a Saturday yeah yeah
Let's get together, every chance we get
Let's get together, and make this moment it
Let's get together yeah let's get together, together

Get It

Written By: Mike Trevino

You gotta gotta gotta gotta want it, find it, get it
so if you get up, get out, get in, take a breath
let it resonate within, without you now get down

Out of spring abounds, reasons of laughter
as kids learn more, our lives, move much faster
there is a time, like now, to become what you allow

You gotta gotta gotta gotta want it, find it, get it
so if you get up, get out, get in, take a breath
let it resonate within, without you now get down

instrumental break
Age becomes what you'll allow

You gotta gotta gotta gotta want it, find it, get it
so if you get up, get out, get in, take a breath
let it resonate within, without you now get down

And I ain't gonna cry, and I ain't gonna beg
but please believe me when I say

You gotta gotta gotta gotta want it, find it, get it
so if you get up, get out, get in, take a breath
let it resonate within

Discography

CD Single 2009: One Nite Fling (released on itunes)

LP 2011: The_Other_Side (released on itunes)

LP 2013: It Won't Come Off This Way (current release)

All tracks are available digitally for downloads on itunes and other major distributors.

Streaming available on reverbnation, soundcloud and facebook.

Songs played by dj's in dance clubs

Set List

All the Earth
Monumental
Fall Sun
Retarded
Do you Really Think
You Were Right
Young Again
Lay of The Land
Time of the Season