Plugged In on 05/20/11
On Friday, May 20th, Tronic will be joined by special guest El Cucuy who will be playing a set of moombahton.
Carlos Cortes has DJed/Produced in Portland under the name Assemble the Empire since 2002.
He's worked with local great Michele Wylen on her DEMO EP in 2006. Later that year found support from the LOGO Network producing the music for Logan Lynn's critically acclaimed videos "Burning Your Glory" & the "Feed Me to the Wolves..." EP in 2007. The duo's momentum yielded an album, "From Pillar to Post" released under the Dandy Warhol's "Beat the World Records" label in 2009.
Later in 2009 he moved to NYC to really assemble his empire & produced the upcoming "Mind Traffic" EP with talented singer/songwriter Jean Goode. He also embraced the fresh new sounds emerging from the Brooklyn underground, teaming up with the Heavy Bass Gutter Music DJ crew, NightSpitter.
Carlos recently returned to Portland as the mysterious ¡El Cucuy! a one man fiesta, promoting the new dance sounds coming from beyond our borders. His goal is to spread the sounds of Moombahton, Tribal Guarachero, Prehispanico, Kuduro, Baile Funk, Digital Cumbia, & everything that falls between.
Now he hosts 2 monthly parties @ the Groove Suite - FUEGO: tribal global bass music w/ Chaach!!! & ¡El Cucuy!, every 1st Wed of the month
& Heavy Hitters w/ Bone$ & ¡El Cucuy! every 2nd Wed