Santonio is member of the first generation of Techno Producers to emerge from Detroit, MI, in the late 1980’s. His discography spans 1987 to date and he has completed production on the Liz Torres “Mind Games – Remix” on Third Ear Recordings and Deep Vibes by Simon Gatto, Blake Baxter feat. House Spiritual Derrick Thompson a.k.a God of the Machine “ War paint” on Specimen Records.
Echols is well known for his role in the famed duo “Reese & Santonio,” who are responsible for timeless underground classics spanning 1987-89, “The Sound/ How... [read more]
To Play Our Music, Bounce Your Body to the Box, Truth of Self Evidence and the internationally renowned “Rock to the Beat” which was distributed in 1988 on the UK label “ffrr” (Full Frequency Range Recordings.)
After completing production in England with ffrr, Echols had the confidence to continue his passion for producing techno and house music. He developed a relationship with Paragon Productions and James Pennington aka Suburban Knight and the compilation, “There’s No Way Out” featuring the track “It’s Not Over,” was released. Additionally in 1989 Santonio remixed “Take me away” by Bridgette Grace, written by Jeff Mills and T.Srock for Paragon Productions. Santonio Echols has toured in Europe including gigs at Tresor Club in Berlin and Club Slam in Cologne.
Santonio has a list too long to name of people he thanks keeping him committed to the dream and reminding him to never give up, however he would be remiss to not recognize the loving support of his children, as well friends in music and life including Blake Baxter, Eddie Fowlkes and his brother Duane Evans.