THE STACKS SERIES represent a collection of frak’d business decisions, trashed relationships and a huge amount of late night recording sessions. These songs have been through every high and low the industry has to offer and finally get to see the digital light of day.

THE STACKS SERIES showcases a 10 year recording period that Joaquin and his producers chalked up family deaths, friendships gone south and a couple births along the way. Managers came and went. Lawyers were hired and fired. Lawsuits threatened and dismissed. Some participants went to jail, others went to rehab and a few left the state of California completely.

The average indie artist marketing plan book would instruct us to generate up a a batch of sparkly graphics, photoshopped press photos (street core yet sexy... for the ladies) with a large dose of performance stats about how well the album is performing at radio. Joaquin was the #1 radio played artist in San Diego for over a year. He currently holds the record for having the fastest climbing single in station history at San Diego's Z90. Joaquin also appeared in national commercials for Pepsi with fellow acts Master P and Mary J. Blige. All useless stats about making great records.

THE STACKS SERIES closes out a decade of work and struggle that Joaquin and his producers put into writing and recording together. These songs serve as a quasi recording yearbook and we hope you find some story lines or feelings in these tracks that can relate to your life stories as well.
– Myke Smith Fall / 2012

STACK 01
DEBAUCHERY BEATS
Club beats and uptempo tracks. Focuses on the uptempo material recorded primarily with Ace Santiago, KevC and Myke Smith.

STACK 02
DROP TEMPO TALES
This collection has all the early material Joaquin did with Osunlade (Musiq Soulchild, Brandy, etc...) and some of the his best writing with Utah track master Ace Santiago (Beatblazer).

STACK 03
MUSIC FOR LIGHTERS
Ballads, torch songs and waterfall tear jerkers. Whatever the phrase here are all the radio ready relationship breaking stories.
 
STACK 04
SIX STRING SERENADE
Joaquin worked with various guitar players while experimenting with the no-production unplugged lifestyle.

STACK 05

SIX FEET FORGOTTEN
This album remains a private release and represents all the B-Sides and early material. Ask Joaquin directly for copies if interested.