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Guitarist Ramon Ortiz Premieres New Song, “Cruising Time” — Exclusive Playthrough Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of “Cruising Time,” a new song—and playthrough video—by Puerto Rican guitar sensation Ramon Ortiz.

The track is from Ortiz's new album, Portal, which will be released September 15. It's available for preorder right here.

Ortiz's career has always been characterized by the exploration of seemingly incompatible musical genres and the relentless pursuit of fusing them together. His music ranges in influence, craftily balancing traditional shred with Latin American rhythmic instrumentation and various fusion elements.

Portal showcases these influences and more, and progresses even beyond Ortiz’s first solo record, Ortiz (2012). This first record initially introduced fans to Ortiz’s undeniable musical ability in a solo setting, and reached the top 20 most-played tracks on Sirius XM Liquid Metal as published by Revolver.

For more about Ortiz, visit ramonortiz.net and follow him on Facebook.

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.