We had the good fortune of connecting with Robert Delgadillo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robert, why did you pursue a creative career?
Growing up I was always interested in the word “desire.” It’s not until recently that I am starting to understand what I have always truly desired. My parents used to have me do these lip sync shows for our school when we were young. They would dress us in intricate outfits, build parade-like props, and teach us choreography that lead to the lip sync shows getting a little competitive. My dad always tells me that I never wanted to do the choreography exactly how he taught but instead would freestyle and get the crowd interacting. In retrospect, I really just wanted to dance on stage and get everyone laughing and smiling. It truly made me smile at the time and still makes me smile to this day. There’s nothing as freeing to me as that form of expression. That’s why I pursue an artistic career, freedom.
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.
ireadsouls: to look into someone’s eyes and see them as deeply as you see yourself. A representation of modern day technology intermingling with spirituality.
I established this brand independently at the beginning of 2019. It started as a platform I use to release my music and has slowly become more of an entity.
Independently, I am a vocal-recording artist with well versed skills in sound-engineering, production, & artist development. With beginnings as an artist, I’ve now ventured into the development of artists. The goal is to allow these artists to develop themselves, therefore eliminating any limitations or dependency while in studio environments. This is truly what I’m most proud of when it comes to my work. Creating an environment where one can be themselves with the steady push for improvement.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We’d have to go to the Camilo’s Elevado Studios in Silverlake of course and smoke one with CG himself. I would say we get breakfast right on sunset at Millies Cafe, they have the best eggs Benedicts and you can quote me on that. Definitely would head to Melrose, if it’s Sunday we go to the Fairfax Trading Post and meet other artists and collectives. Once it gets too hot we can head to Manhattan beach and drive up to Malibu where the sunset goes crazy! On the weekends and random occasions , we head to the cabin in Big Bear or Joshua Tree to be a desert person.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Theres been many people that have showed so much love and support throughout this whole journey, however I do have to highlight my peers,(XP). (XP) was founded by Raul Menjivar, Frank Benji, Camilo Gomez and myself. I met Raul at Disneyland when I was 16 years old and he introduced me to Frank Benji once they both started attending LA Recording School for audio engineering. After a year of starting to attend studio sessions together and developing trust, we ended up meeting Camilo in a house in Hollywood hills when he started working with us. After 6 months, we decided we had to team up officially since we had all been helping each other survive. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for these guys.