Carlos Mendes‘ Passion for Music began a long time ago He was only 17 when he started taping the „Top Ten“ of the week on Fridays Radio podcast Bayern 3, a local Radiostation in Munich, just to pass them on at Birthday parties or other events. Back then without helpful technical devise – no mixing desk, no 1210er – he grabed his HiFi tower with 300 W output line and winding the tapes to the right place to start playing music without mixing the single tracks with each other.
In 1995 the artist was captured by the classical DJMixing or as you say „ BeatMixing“ when there were enough records in his privat collection. At this time Funk-Artist and Bands like Cameo, Yarbrough & Peoples, Prinz, Cool and the Gang, Marvin Gaye, Micheal Jackson and the Jackson Five played an important roll in his musical development. This music inspired Carlos Mendes. More then 22 years the Portuguese artist is devoted exclusivley to Electronic Dancefloor Music.
First producer experiences he made in 2001. The skilled interior decorator, was ask by a friend to decorate a studio for a musicvideo. Immediatley the 26 year old was exited about the many alternatives the different Instruments gave him to create music. After reams of hours at the studio and even more fascinated by the options to make music he found himself in trance, completely lost in music.
Tireless he worked on the miscellaneous sound until the perfect tracks were produced. „… but they will never be finished! he sais… . From 2001 until 2003 Carlos lived on the Island Mallorca, where he and a friend launched the label „ Disko Massaka Recordings“ which predominant releases styles like House, Tech-House and Progressive. He went back to Munich in spring 2003 and took over the label 100%. Today „ Disko Massaka“ is the Mother-Label. In 2007 Living Room and Mendes introduced the „ GoodMoodMusic“ label which includes the styles Chillout, Deep House, New Jazz, Acid Jazz, as well as Drum and Bass. Only one year later followed his 3. label called „ Diskoton“ with the main focus on Deep Minimal, Techno, Minimal and Elektro. „ With this three labels I cover the complete technical musicmarket!“he narrated. After all as a resident DJ in international clubs; like Paraga Beach at Mykonos, ArtDeco Mallorca or Prinzip Club Munich as well, since 2005 summer residency at the island Hvar (Croatia) the Carpe Diem; the career for the today 40 year old Passiondejay is further steep on the rise.