Carlos Mena

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Brooklyn, and childhood summers in the Dominican Republic, Carlos soaked up the vast array of sounds and musical idioms —from Djing House to Hip-Hop to Salsa—to help form a unique foundation for his music sensibilities that can be heard throughout his music today. A frequently requested DJ and resident at the world famous now defunct Output club, His eclectic sets continue to garner him the label of one of the hottest DJs on the U.S. circuit, having played at 6 of Rolling Stone’s TOP Clubs in the U.S.. He has opened for Black Coffee, Theo Parrish, Dennis Ferrer, Louie Vega, and played b2b with Ron Trent and b2b with Osunlade, to name a few. Carlos has toured around the world having played, in Japan, South Africa, France, UK, Kenya, Greece and other countries. His organic approach to remixes have him working with artists such as, Grammy winners Jody Watley, Roy Ayers, Lazaro Galaragga, Arrested Develpment, and House legends, Louie Vega, Atjazz, Osunlade, Ron Trent, and DJ Spinna. His focus on Deep, Afro and Soulful House, Hip-Hop and Latin music with over 30 years experience, as well as being a priest within the Afro-Cuban spiritual tradition Lucumi (Santeria), Carlos Mena is poised to continue to bring forth new fusions of genres while respecting and maintaining traditions.