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Carlos René


Carlos’s DJ debut was early 2002 under the pseudonym Dj Topcat. At the end of 2002 he founded Hot-Shot sound system, a DJ duo focused on spreading Jamaican music, specifically ska, rocksteady and early reggae. He was one of the first DJs in Mexico City to play exclusively on 45 rpm vinyl.
In 2004 he co-founded the now defunct Rocket Sound System. In 2006 he adopted his own name as a deejay -Carlos Rene- while expanding his musical horizon to other genres such as R&B, Soul, Garage, Freakbeat, Mod Jazz and ’60s Funk.
In 2009 Carlos founded the monthly dance club night Hipshakers! focused on ’60s and early ’70s sounds. In 2015 he started a new project focused on tropical rhythms called Bombo y Maracas, where he explores the Afro Latin and Caribbean heritage.