Making a DIFFERENCE in someone's life ~
So I strive to inspire the world through creating music and sharing my process."
Carlos Villalobos, (aka/ CJ Villa), is a musician, songwriter, producer, and composer mostly recognized for his Grammy-nominated nouveau flamenco project, Esperanza (formerly, La Esperanza), and his work on 'Empire' (FOX), 'Baywatch Hawaii' (NBC), 'Sex & The City (HBO), among others.
Carlos was first introduced to the tv/film music world when he wrote, produced, performed and mixed the theme song, “Let Me Be The One”, as well as the original music, for the television series, Baywatch Hawaii, in its final season. Since then he has had his music on the HBO show, Sex & The City, as well as various other shows and movie trailers (see Discography). He actively writes and produces original music in many different genres and is regularly hired to perform, write and/or produce for artists and publishers. He frequently contributes music to television shows including EMPIRE, Star, CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, Smallville, American Idol, among others.
Carlos is currently working in Chicago on the network TV show EMPIRE and continues to live and work between Los Angeles and Chicago writing and producing for recording artists and other projects.
• November, 2019 - This has been a really busy month with production and musicianship for THE FOURCE's new album, working with new artists, mixing some singles, Empire music duties, signing on to score new films in 2020, working on spots for EU (Germany and Switzerland), releasing my own music and other new ventures. More news as these projects develop. And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!