Tiki Tumbao's Story


My name is Travis Acker and I am the founder of Tiki Tumbao Records. This record label's goal is to record and release the funkiest talent that South Florida has to offer. As a musician, DJ, producer and avid record collector; I have put all of my knowledge and energy into creating an analog studio that captures the grime and grit of the 70s sound. 

We record direct to tape through a 70's console using microphones positioned on mid to late 60's combo amplifiers. This dedication to a screen-less recording experience is all about capturing the energy and dynamics of the musicians with a focus on what the ears are hearing as opposed to what the screen is telling us. This sound is found on American soul and funk records, salsa and latin soul records, Caribbean calypso and rocksteady records and so many more styles.

With a focus on 7" 45RPM records and YouTube videos, Tiki Tumbao Records is here to continue and progress the tradition of quality analog music in the diverse styles that South Florida has to offer. I want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about this label. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you may have. Thank you!


Travis Acker