On the Subject of My New Site

Welcome to the new home to all things Paytone. Those of you who are familiar with me know that I'm in a constant state of evolution. I'm always looking for new and better avenues of expression when the good old fashioned way doesn't seem suited anymore. This is not to denigrate the past, but more of an expression of breathing new life into our surroundings. I've undergone a lot of changes in the past few years, from the #BAM movement to the launching of my own record label. In light of this, I thought it would be fitting to have a website that was a reflection of these shifts.

I want you to have a place to hover, should you decide to seek an alternative to the tactile world. Consider this a virtual sanctuary. A place where you can leave your woes at the home page and travel to a space where no one expects you to do anything. Because we know that you may want to chill here from home on your laptop or while you're standing in line at one of my gigs on your mobile, we've made this site user friendly across several platforms.

I've been blessed with a team of brilliant minds to help bring my vision to the forefront. No one behind-the-scenes works harder than my representative, Anna Sala in making all this happen. It was through her that I met the architect of this site, Terry O'Gara. These are two of the most fearless minds on the planet and they work tirelessly to see to it that everything they touch is of the best quality.

We didn't want to design a webspace that has you aimlessly clicking on loads of content. We want to give you an experience. It's built on a black background out of respect to Africa as the motherland — the foundation of civilization, community, and culture. Terry has thrown in some purple, green, and gold. In ancient Egyptian culture, black is a symbol for the supernatural. Purple is often associated with royalty, green is for birth, and of course, gold is the Sun. We all know that purple, green, gold are synonymous with my hometown New Orleans — the birthplace of Popular culture.

But no matter where you are from or what you may believe, we invite you to make yourself comfortable here. We created this for you to enjoy.


— Nicholas Payton aka The Savior of Archaic Pop