A child of immigrant parents - a child of Brooklyn, NY - Garzón-Montano’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage, a pastiche of Bach sonatas, cumbia records, and the machine gun funk that echoes to this day from behind half-rolled tints up and down Nostrand Ave.
Garzón-Montano's innate pop sensibilities, and his indisputable knack for fusing a wide range of classic influences and cutting-edge ideas to create a sound all his own. In 2017, Jardín was met with praise by critics and fans alike, and was awarded several notable best-of lists including NPR’s 10 Best R&B Albums of 2017, and #5 on KCRW’s albums of the year. Visuals for the album also received accolades, as “Bombo Fabrika” was ranked on Remezcla’s Top 25 Videos from Latin Artists. Garzón-Montano collaborated with several female rappers including Little Simz and Junglepussy for a series of remixes with verses over the Jardín instrumentals which became playlist favorites. Appearances on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” and the nationally syndicated program “World Cafe,” along with headlining shows in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, and festival stops including Primavera Festival in Spain, and SummerStage in New York showcased the album further. In early 2018, Gabriel released “Golden Wings,” an upbeat track with an infectious rhythm accompanied by a video shot in Death Valley, keeping his growing audience eager for his next body of work which is imminent.