Cocotazo Media produces music and audio fiction by independent artists of all backgrounds.
Timestorm is a children’s audio fiction series produced by Cocotazo Media with support from PRX and the Google Podcasts creator program.
The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to preserve their culture’s true history. In the twenty-first century, the twins must navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret.
Cocotazo Music showcases independent musicians and songwriters.
Cocotazo Music produced Aquino's debut solo album Giants Will Fall (2015) as well as his follow-up EP City Stars (2017). Cocotazo Music also produced two digital benefit albums: Stuff This in Yer Face!, a compilation of Thanksgiving songs by various musicians, and Puerto Rico del Alma (2017) by Aquino and Deivito.
COCOTAZO AUDIO THEATRE
Cocotazo Audio Theatre features full-cast audio drama and audio fiction productions for all ears. This podcast is a cross between an audio drama anthology show and a traditional stage season. We present the work of writers and performers from all backgrounds with a focus on highlighting artists in the Latiné and Puerto Rican communities.
Our 2017 season featured short audio dramas by Ernio Hernandez (The Last Call), Tanya Pérez (Rincón), Dania Ramos (Hot Drinks), Summer Dawn Reyes (Something Inside That Head of Yours), and Edward Terhune (Unforeseen Circumstance). The 2018 season line up included poetry, monologues, and dramas written by Nancy Méndez Booth, Deivis Garcia, Isabel Pask, Gloria E. Pérez, Dania Ramos, Walter Rodriguez, and J. F. Seary. This podcast is currently on hiatus.
Timestorm - Producer / Audio Engineer / Sound Desgner / Composer
Cocotazo Music - Producer / Musician
Cocotazo Audio Theatre - Producer / Audio Engineer / Sound Desgner / Composer
Michael Aquino is the audio engineer, sound designer, and composer for Timestorm and the Cocotazo Audio Theatre podcast. He’s also a musician, actor, and teaching artist. Solo albums: Giants Will Fall (Cocotazo Music 2015), City Stars (Cocotazo Music 2017). Compilations produced: Puerto Rico del Alma (Cocotazo Music 2017), Stuff This in Yer Face (Cocotazo Music 2018). Audio Verse Awards (Music & Engineering, Self-contained Production). MichaelAquino.com
Timestorm - Series creator / Producer / Writer / Showrunner / Voice director
Cocotazo Audio Theatre - Writer / Production Manager
Dania Ramos the creator and writer of Timestorm and the production manager for the Cocotazo Audio Theatre podcast. She’s also a playwright, teaching artist, and author of the children’s series The 7th Grade Sleuths. Nuestras Voces Finalist (Repertorio Español); NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship recipient; Latino Book Award (Best YA eBook); ILBA Mariposa Award finalist; Sakura Medal nominee, Audio Verse Awards nominee (Writing, Self-contained Production). DaniaRamos.com
Stuff This in Yer Face! (Various Artists) - Amazon • iTunes
Puerto Rico del Alma (Deivito y Aquino) - Bandcamp
City Stars (Aquino) - Amazon • CD Baby • iTunes
Giants Will Fall (Aquino) - Amazon • CD Baby • Google Play • iTunes
COCOTAZO AUDIO THEATRE
Stuff This in Yer Face! (2018)
Artwork & Design: Ernio Hernandez
"Blood Heart" (from The Last Call)
Best Music for a Self-contained Dramatic Production, 2017 Audio Verse Awards.
Lyrics: Ernio Hernandez; music: Michael Aquino.
Something Inside That Head of Yours
Best Audio Engineering for a Self-contained Comedic Production, 2017 Audio Verse Awards.
Audio Engineer: Michael Aquino.
PRESS RELEASE: Timestorm Sends Kids from NJ Back in Time (on Pod News): tinyurl.com/y4a4mdem
Centro Voices - Google Sponsors Cocotazo Media Podcast on Puerto Rican History and Culture (Nestor David Pastor)
Medium - Kicking off the Google Podcasts creator program (Lindsay Abrams)
Audio Drama Rama - First Listen: “Timestorm” (Alex Hensley)
The Bello Collective - Indie Fiction Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2019 (Elena Fernández Collins)
Medium - Meet our Six Inaugural Teams for the Google Podcasts creator program (Lauren Rothering)
Fast Company - 6 podcasts that Google and PRX will help bring to your ears (Melissa Locker)
Discover Pods - 12 Adventurous and Educational Podcasts for Kids (Elena Fernández Collins)
RadioPublic - 2018 in (Podcast) Retrospect (Ma’ayan Plaut)
The Bello Collective - Audio Drama Debuts: The Sun Upon the Page (Elena Fernández Collins)
Audio Drama Rama - Fun for the Whole Family (Alex Hensley)
Audio Dramatic - First Look: Timestorm Celebrates Puerto Rican History for Young Adults (Elena Fernández Collins)
Pod News - Timestorm Sends Kids from NJ Back in Time (Press release): tinyurl.com/y4a4mdem
New Jersey Stage - Timestorm: A Time-Traveling Podcast (Gary Wien): tinyurl.com/y43tt66c
COCOTAZO AUDIO THEATRE
Audio Dramatic - Six Podcast Episodes That Left Their Mark (Elena Fernández Collins)
When the Horn Blows - EP Review: Aquino - City Stars (Karla Harris)
You Don’t Know Jersey - Aquino Release Show Celebrates Excellent ‘Giants Will Fall’ Release (Ed Magdziak)
baby sue - October 2015 Comics, Poetry, and Reviews (LMNOP aka dONW7)
Audio Drama Rama - Interview with Dania (Alex Hensley)