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Meet Carlos Spicher of Carlo Cortezz in Palm Springs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlos Spicher.

Carlos, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Born in the desert, and a lot of time on my hands I quickly fell in love with playing music. I gravitated to drums immediately and started learning from anyone and everyone. Now, I combine the sampling art of hip hop and combine the rhythms of my jazz upbringing in an effort to create a time and space of something foreign and familiar.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No. The undertaking has been almost insurmountable. I found myself starting as a music producer/musician, and ended up becoming a film director/camera operator/film editor to web designer to finally a producer/musician. Since I didn’t have the resources to complete what image I had conjured up in my mind, I was pretty much subjected to learn each facet of “Branding” myself and creating an esthetic for “Carlo Cortezz”.

From a production standpoint, I am a product of trial and error and YouTube University. I had close to no mentors in learning the software and style. Being properly motivated and gauging confidence was difficult to manage for me, especially in the beginning. When people who did help me, I clung to their nuggets of wisdom and continue to build off that.

But “The struggle is real.” You really have to love this music thing if you really want it. No one is going to hold your hand. No one is going to give a shit, more than you. Everyday you have to come with new ideas. Everyday you have to willing to perfect your technique. Everyday you have to be willing to expose yourself artistically and be forgo (sometimes harsh) criticism, smile and ask for more. When people are out, we are in our labs composing and mixing. Time is the ultimate sacrificial lamb. Tough skin is a prerequisite and an understatement.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a hip hop producer/drummer. I set myself apart by playing live tracks and drums on stage. I specialize in producing lofi hip hop beats. I am proud of the music that I have created for my fans worldwide.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’d love to do smaller tours. I would love to collaborate with some of my favorite artist/producers. I would love to eventually sign with a proper label. I have big plans on expanding my listeners and producing more tracks in the future.

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Sotero Jordan, Carly Valentine

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