Berklee graduate engineer/music producer, I have been producing everyday for the last 15 years. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and between beats, beach and the famous sugarloaf I have worked with many of the major labels such as Sony, Universal Music, Spinnin Records and work frequently with Sync Licensing/publishing companies.
When we talk about CIC we are not talking about another Brazilian DJ who wants to be like all foreign DJs. We are talking about a Brazilian producer who built his career doing things his own way, even if it meant working a little harder. At the age of 11, CIC started playing in Rio de Janeiro and never stopped since.
He started in the underground scene producing experimental sounds and he has played on the mainstage of the biggest festivals ever, like Ultra Music Festival, EDC and Tomorrowland, which he still does nowadays. All the major festivals, both in Brazil and worldwide, included CIC in their line-up already.
His turning point came a few years later, when he played at the biggest festivals around the world in company of DJs such as Avicii, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Axwell & Ingrosso, Hardwell and Armin Van Buuren. Inspired by the most famous superstar DJs of the world, CIC started to make some of the most energetic and inspired sets himself, becoming one of the greatest in the scene.
In 2014 CIC caught the attention of Universal Music Group and was the first Brazilian DJ to sign a global contract as an exclusive artist of the Aftercluv label, the electronic music label of Universal in Latin America and part of Europe. He is more than a Music Producer, He know's about the dancefloor and what the people want.
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Interview with CIC
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest with your reality and dreams.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphone, Macbook Pro, Audio Interface, Mic and iLok.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A lot of things is coming...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! The KEY is working with both side by side
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm not God, but I will do my best.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like to produce something unique for each client I have.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Please, make a discount?" First, let's see your idea.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm trying to remember...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you wanna dance?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I did a little bio on the main page!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: "Free mind" is the best to describe me
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Calvin Harris, Adele, Beyonce and so many more...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Well, less is more!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop Music, EDM, Dance Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Turn off the cell phone
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Turning the idea into reality is the most important.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: No rules, each song is a different way, an new emotion.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a clean setup, I have everything necessary to produce a good song. Honestly, the most important thing in my opinion is my mind, focus and creativity!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love music! So, guys such as Barry White, Tim Maia, Calvin Harris, Adele, Avicii, Kygo, Flume, David Guetta are great influencies for me. I love when i can put everything together in my mind to create something unique for my clients.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm producing music, mixing, mastering and creating crazy beats!