After that I went to university in the States, to Washington D.C and shortly after I started working for the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Colombia, where I was sent to the Embassy of Colombia in Rome, where I worked as a diplomat for almost 5 years. This period was extremely special and sweet for me. Discovering an incredible city, country and culture, letting 'romanitá' seep into my veins every single day. It is truly a beautiful thing when one starts thinking in a language that's not your own and in Rome that started happening to me since early on. It was also here in Rome that I had my first turntable and mixer DJ setup at home and where I had my first ever paid DJ gig, at a place called Cohouse Pigneto, which was yet another mind-bending and life-changing experience. The energy, gratefulness, and pure joy of mixing two records together in front of a receptive and dancing crowd, and then getting paid for it (!!) is a really incredible experience.
Then in a 2016 trip to Japan with my best friend, the famous Felipe "El Chiguiro" Mejia, I visited a listening bar, or audiophile café for the first time. It was another life-changing moment and led to a period of kind of weird research in audio equipment, both old and new, especially in the two years after that in which I lived in New York. Going to audio shows, visiting second-hand stores and collectors of audio gear, led to some really incredible discoveries but also some very awkward moments. In the end of all this, it ignited an idea in me that led to the creation of a new project in the company of some incredible friends that are now business partners.