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BAJO EL MISMO CIELO
"No puedo vivir"
By Maria Elisa Camargo
Co-written with Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Regional Mexican singer-songwriter and record producer
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Yo Y Los Otros
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Born in Venezuela, surrounded by intellectuals and the arts (dad was artist MFA from Pratt, architect mom and jungian psychiatrist stepdad), he soon found his own means of expression and fell in love with playing the cuatro and guitar.
Later, during his early teens, this passion evolved and he dove headfirst into the Caracas punk-rock scene. One of his first bands, Yo y Los Otros, served as opening act for US bands like Rx Bandits in their Latin American tour. They often shared the stage with Vinilo Versus and many promising acts that now enjoy widespread fame. All this was happening in the midst of political turmoil, nationwide strikes and coup attempts.
After the band dissolved, he began exploring electronic music and as a result released two EPs under the pseudonym Binary, which featured a mix of heavy processed guitars, syncopated beats and piercing synths. While finishing a BS in Psychology, his focus changed from the stage to the studio, producing several up-and-coming acts and some national TV ads in Venezuela.
Up to this point, his musical background had been rather unacademic; comprised mostly of self-taught courses, informal one-on-one music lessons, and a growing collection of instructional books. As the crisis in the country profoundly worsened, he decided it was time to pursue more formal studies in music, especially in music production, film scoring and music business. He attended UCLA Extension and graduated with honors from two of their certificates.
While finishing his studies in Los Angeles, he interned for Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Hulu East Los High, Matador) and gained further experience in the scoring world. Since then his music has been featured in major networks like NBC’s Telemundo and Mun2. He has also continued to produce and record indie local artists like Lilianna Wilde.