Sometimes a nice acapella ends up in the right hands… last year at Generation Bass‘ Incubate festival, we met a young cat with a knack for kuduro… enter Lorenzo aka DJ Los Carlos, a Dutch producer born to Surinamese parents. But let’s let him tell his story:
“My name is Lorenzo aka DJ Los Carlos, I am 25 years old and a Dj/Producer. I work as a resident Dj at a club in my hometown and freelance at several clubs in the Netherlands, and have also played at clubs in Bulgaria, England and Spain. I also follow an education focused on producing music at the Herman Brood Academie in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I’ve always been busy with music but I decided to make it my professional career when I was 21, ever since I’ve been doing everything I can to make this dream come true with the support of my family and friends.
Music has always been a big part of my life, I can’t remember a time in life when I didn’t listen to music. I used to make mixtapes when I was little with my parents old eighttrack. I started producing tracks when I was seventeen, more seriously by the time I was 21. When I was 21 I also started DJing. What originally inspired me is that music is really personal, you can put anything you want in a track. Each and every one of the tracks I’ve made has a memory, some good some bad, but they remind me of a time in life that was important to me. It is the same with some of my favorite music I listen to every day, they stand for a particular time in my life.
I listen to all kinds of music and get inspiration from everything. At the moment I listen to Kuduro and this music inspires me a lot. I like the purity of the African style music. My parents used to listen to Soca music when I was growing up. Because of my Surinam (South American) roots rythmic music has always been a special thing in my life. I get my inspriation from all kind of music and artists. I like to use all of these influences in my tracks.
I wanted to make a kuduro track that was catchy and I already listened to this song a lot, it was fresh and new and I felt it went great with my beat. I discovered kuduro a couple of years ago, I love listening to it but I also love to play it when I’m spinning at the club. People love dancing to it. It’s not mainstream yet in the Netherlands, so it’s always nice to see people going wild on music they haven’t listened to and maybe would’ve never heard if I didn’t play it. I always get asked about the songtitle and the artist afterwards. Listening to kuduro makes me happy, feel like I’m ready to start a party and gets me pumped up for the weekend.”
You’ll notice it also contains a sample of “Surra de Bunda” by As Tequileiras do Funk & DJ Gasparzinho, another favorite of ours. Kindly authorized by www.samsobeats.com – you can check out and grab this great track here: