CARLOS VILLALOBOS (aka CJ Villa) - is a composer, studio musician, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist who writes, records and produces original  music for rock and pop artists and composes modern orchestral music for television shows and films from his private recording studio, Villa de Lobos, and releases music on his own label, Alistar Records.

He has several "one man band" projects, including his rock bands SUPERLOADED and MY THERAPY, the electronica downbeat infused project SONIC HEAD, and his critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, ESPERANZA (formerly La Esperanza), incorporating Spanish and Flamenco guitars with global dance grooves.
 
He has also written & performed music underscores for several tv shows and movies. Carlos' first entry into the tv/film music world was when he wrote, produced, performed and mixed the theme song, “Let Me Be The One” for the show Baywatch Hawaii, as well as the original music for the television series in 2000. He has written additional music for the HBO show, Sex & The City, and has featured music on several other shows (see Discography). He continues to write and produce original music for all media, and is regularly tapped to perform, write and/or produce demos for artists and publishers while frequently contributing music to television shows including CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, Anthony Bourdaine: No Reservations, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, Smallville, American Idol, Face Off, among others. 

He is currently working in Chicago on the show EMPIRE and continues to live and work in Chicago and Los Angeles
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