Name: Carlitos Guzman
Location: Puerto Rico
About me: DJ, Mastering Engineer, tape fanatic and massive music collector.
Show(s): Eclecto Manifesto (Saturdays 6-8pm GMT).
Musical style: Jazz, Funk, Eclectic, World, Soul, Rock, Salsa…you name it – except Hip-Hop.
Origins: I come from the old guard of Disc Jockeys of the 80’s and for many years I directed the DJ’s group Disco Knights, the first ever to introduce the use of tape recorders in parties instead of turntables. I love drastic ornaments in my mixes to keep the listener on the edge guessing what’s next. My father, the late Dr. Carlos Guzmán Sr. owned one of the biggest music collections in the Caribbean and conducted a radio show, Discoteca Internacional, for over 20 years without repeating a single track! I inherited his collection plus thousands of Hi Rez files, open reels, cassettes and even 78rpm records! I have mastered many Gold and Platinum records in Puerto Rico and received a Grammy Award in 2002 along with 2 other nominations. I’m also a professional percussionist and singer.
Personal quote: “If I don’t like the tune, I don’t record it”