Chicago-based producer/ multi-instrumentalist Dan Rico blends bubblegum pop, soul, and hard-rock guitar into his own dizzying brand of 21st-century love songs. Informed by the blues, soul, and jazz tradition of his hometown as well as extensive winter stays in New Orleans, Rico draws inspiration from a perfunctory melange of pop culture— movies, magazines, visual art, and television shows, as well as musically from the likes of artists of all ages- Duke Ellington, David Bowie, Prince,and Blood Orange to name a few- Rico explores classic genres with renewed vigor and an aesthetic sensibleness uniquely his own.