Infinite and fascinating language.
Born in Vigo, Spain, Carlos commenced his musical training at the age of 8 at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Vigo. With an inherent taste for music, Carlos started his classical training as well as harnessed his interests in Jazz and other music genres because of his musical family environment which served as his main inspiration. At the young age of 14, he began his musical journey by getting involved not only jazz piano, but also in musical composition and arrangement. His mentors are Felix Santos (Berklee professor), Chucho Valdes (latin-jazz grammy award winning piano player), Horacio Icasto (Piano), Alberto Conde (Harmony and improvisation), as well as the award winning film composer Christopher Young (Spiderman 3, Love Happens, The grudge, among others). As a kid who had a keen sense of technology and programming in music and also production/sound engineering, this eventually led him to the professional studio world.
Sponsored by film composer Christopher Young, he is currently living in Los Angeles, where he works all aspects of music from live performances with different bands and artists to studio work as a producer, composer and arranger for several projects. Carlos has been involved in a wide variety of projects, from film scoring to a more eclectic, electronic pop style, latin or Jazz projects.
He is seen frequently on tour with international star Juan Gabriel (Universal Music) for whom he does production and performs at some of the biggest arenas in North and South America. Carlos also had the privilege of working with well-recognized artists like Laura Pausini, All 4 One, David Bisbal, Natalia (La quinta Estacion), La India, Jonathan Butler, Sheila E, Shayla Durcal, Isabel Pantoja, Leon (Sin Bandera), Alex Sintex, Antonio Carmona (former leader of flamenco band Ketama), Estereoceano (Universal Spain), and Juan Rivas (EMI Spain) to name a few.
All 4 One
Edward James Olmos
Juan Gabriel&Antonio Carmona
Natalia 5 estacion
Oscar de Leon
Furthermore, Carlos has also composed and produced soundtracks for feature films like Dinner for Schmucks (soundtrack), Bricktown, Faded Memories, Guardian, Alondra Smiles (Orchestrations), El Ojo Unico (Argentinian Short film) documentaries like “Carrilanos” (for TVE, national spanish TV), “Queda alguien ahi?” (TVE), and the original soundtrack for Maria Gimenez’s ballet “En Blanco y Negro” as well as the original music for The Floor productions The Show, wherein his unique, creative perspective manifested as he explored the fusion of symphonic sounds with R&B or flamenco sounds. He now specializes in mixing orchestral sounds and pop/R&B fusions with his musical brother and partner, Mr. e which brought them to start the Spanjew Productions. Together, they merged their talents and ventured to India and successfully produced the album “Ji Project” for Kosmik Music.
Currently Carlos is in the final stages of production of the latest album for great singer La India due to be released early 2012
With a heart for music, Carlos continuously explores its infinite and fascinating language.