Rod Carrillo (PA)
Artist - 2019
Rod Carrillo is an Electronic music producer and the CEO of Carrillo Music. Originally hailing from the Republic of Panama, Rod specializes in dance music with a Latin influence. He founded Carrillo Music in 2007 and has consistently worked as a remixer, DJ, and producer. Rod discovered his passion for music when working as a DJ at just 15 years of age. After he got the ball rolling in his DJ career, everything snowballed. He regularly worked the nightclub circuit and played various sets on local radio stations. He also performed at corporate events while putting himself through law school. He also regularly collaborates with a diverse array of artists. He has worked with Ralphi Rosario, Eddie Amador, Danny Howard, Futuristic Polar Bears, Terri B!, Rosabel and Eric Redd,Warp Brothers,D.O.N.S.,Kissy Sell Out among many others. In 2019, he worked with Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera executive producing and spear heading the duo's first ever studio album under their alias Rosabel. Rosabel's studio project was named "The Album". Rosabel's 14 song album features singers Jeanie Tracy, Terri Bjerre and Tamara Wallace. The Album was released in April 2019 to positive reviews. Upon its release, "The Album" ranked in the top 10 Billboard Dance/Electronic Sales in United States. Shortly after, Rosabel announced shortly after a tour in support for their new music. In May 2019, artist Eric Redd released his single "Push"which was produced by Rod Carrillo. The collaboration with Eric Redd garnished overwhelming success from the House Music community. "Push" earned positions in the Top 20 Soulful House Sales Chart, Top 100 Overall Sales Chart on the music download site Traxsource.com. "Push" was chosen as Weekend Weapon Pick and as a pick for Traxsource.com's Essential House Playlist. Rod released his second studio album, Los Sonidos, in 2019. The 10 song album includes collaborations with Terri B! The Weather Girls, Hoxton Whores, Ralphi Rosario, Lisa Williams, Kid.a, Claras "Beefy" Brown, Eric Redd and Reiss Harrison. Los Sonidos was produced and composed while Rod was in between projects in England, Panama, Canada and Spain in 2018/early 2019. The project was kept the project under wraps up to the time of release by Carrillo and his collaborators. Upon its release, Los Sonidos received very favorable reviews from Electronic Music publications and blogs.