After years of working with NGOs in developing nations, both Stefan and Adi fell in love with Latin America, the people and their culture. After a trip in 2002, the boys were inspired by their newfound love for the many forms of authentic/folk Latin American music.

That journey was the inspiration for what was to come, El Rey. So in 2006 off they set once again, pooling their entire life savings to embark on a year-long musical exploration through the rural backwaters and off the beaten track of Latin America. But this time along with their guitars they brought a temperamental old school bus, recording equipment, a camera and a plan to record their adventure. The project’s goal was to meet local musicians along the way and record their music. Adi’s audio recording skills combined with Stefan’s filming and development work in Latin America made it all possible.