My name is Carlos, some people call me Los, some call me Carlito, but that comes with having this name and for being lenient about how I'm referred by. Just don't call me sir too much, just seems way too formal for my 'with the flow' mentality. I'm from Orlando, FL, and as far as I can remember I've always been into music and art. I grew up in church and even though I had a hard time getting into the "worship team" to play an instrument, I was always involved somehow; whereas I assisted running the sound for roughly 9 years.
My entire journey started around 1999, where in the youth ministry of the church, we had a very open minded youth pastor whom has DJ'ed and dabbled in music creation. I approached my pastor about exploring with making hip-hop, reggae, EDM, and make music with purpose in general. While what seemed like fate, a very firey homie with phenomenal emceeing and poetic talent came up at the same time about making rap music. From there on started my most exciting 2 to 3 years of my life: we started a hip-hop group.
While to say this was just my excitement in my youth making less than amateur beats, spreading a positive message and having fun performing in churches, it sparked a fire that has stuck with me forever. I had to learn more, I had to dive deeper, I had to figure out the ins and outs of creating music. So I made the decision to get an education in Music Production.
Jobs were not easy to come by - before, during, or after college; and with the realization that there isn't going to be a job ready for someone with a music education, I struggled - hard. Is at around this time after college that I started releasing music via Bandcamp.com with the artist name BzyMind later changed to Bzybeats. I was in and out of jobs often, feeling out of reach with what I really want to accomplish, and no one to guide my path. At one point I said enough was enough. I needed a steady income, so I veered away from my musical journey, and took a career in pharmacy (which only gave me more school dept studying for it).
I lasted less than 4 years in 3 pharmacy jobs whom all fired me; I did not like my life at the time, it was not fulfilling, and I gained anxiety and depression from working there. It felt less about helping patients and more about helping insurances with their "customers". But I digress. I was clearly not a match for such career. So I left pharmacy indefinitely - I was living in Orlando by this time. I then came across event production and the event industry, which is where I currently am in my career (for a day job that is).
The passion for music did not die, in fact, the passion for music had increased way more than before. I have gained a huge amount of appreciation for all types of music and kept a very open mind for the artform. At around this time, I've expored with other genres I haven't even considered before, and dove into the possibility of music syncing and TV placements; just after I had attempted to revamp my music career with a 2nd alias: BzForte.
Currently, my resurgence came while the COVID pandemic happened. The shutdown of businesses included the event industry which was my main source of income. I wasn't going to keep hoping I'll have a job to get by while trying to figure out how to get in a career in music, I'm taking matters into my own hands. So I began to freelance as a music producer and by the grace of God and my adamant stubborness, I gained clarity. I want not just to make music my career, I want to spread peace through it. This was always my original intent since I approached my youth pastor. Music with purpose, peace music. I found my medium through chillhop and lofi hip-hop, Nujabes (rest in peace) being a huge influence in my style since day 1. And thus - Forte_Chill, my 3rd alias came to fruition.
I apologize that this Bio is as long as it is, is one of those things that once I start writing I cant stop. But I'll conclude right here.
My overall objective is that I want to keep exploring expression through music from my core, with the purpose of spreading peace and assuring hopefulness. I also want to find new challenges to integrate my musical experiences onto - such as music sync for TV and film, make cinematic music, and create soundtracks for film. The perspective of music creation to me has always been that of a visual artist, whereas expression can run freely through it if you let it.