Carlito

Carlito’s first started DJing back in his elementary school days, where at the young age of 13 he started playing music to his school peers during recess breaks, playing back tapes he recorded from local radio stations.

During the high school days Carlito started to work with Zagreb’s most famous Radio station -  Radio 101  and the elite Hip Hop crew -  Blackout Project.

The following year Carlito got his first break by becoming one of the night’s resident DJs at  the Blackout Lounge, a Friday Hip Hop party at Zagreb’s prominent club  Aquarius. The Blackout Lounge quickly became a big success and was recognized as one of Croatia’s best party. 

Over the years, Carlito has played music alongside some of the world’s best hip hop artists, such as  DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Redman, De La Soul, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Flash, Raekwon, Miri Ben Ari, Tha Alkaholiks,  50 Cent, Rza, Snoop Dogg, KRS One, Asap Rocky  and many others. His residency at the Blackout Lounge turned Carlito into one of the most sought after DJs and soon followed engagements as a tour DJ for many regional artists.  During that time he also became part of an elite group of international hip hop DJs – the  Bumsquad DJs -  who’s artist roster includes Lupe Fiasco, Jade Foxx, Izza Kizza, Paul Wall, etc. 

In 2007, Carlito won the national music award  Zlatna Koogla in the category of  DJ of the year. 

Carlito continued his musical journey by joining the creative department of IDM Music the biggest regional music publisher. At first he was responsible for the creative department and shortly after created and developed the marketing and promotions department and got assigned to work with ASCAP. He placed music for film and TV projects both locally and internationally, working with world famous brands such as  Coca Cola, American Express, Dolce & Gabbana, T-Mobile, Wrigleys, Miramax, MTV, HBO, Disney, Puma  and many others. One of his favourite moments  was being part of the creative process of the music selection for the major motion picture “Inglorious Bastards,” directed by  Quentin Tarantino

In 2008, together with his DJ and musician friends Carlito forms Bubbin Dub. Bubbin Dub is a band consisting of 2 DJ’s and 4 instrumentalists (drums, guitar, horn and saxophone) who all share the same passion for the remix. Sponsored by  Jaegermeister they have traveled all over Croatia, performing in all the major cities and along the coast line. They have also played music together alongside the  Freemasons and  Krafty Kutz  

He works at the most elite corporate and sporting events in the region such as  RedBull Extreme Sports,  World Ski Cup, and many  football, basketball, and dance competitions among others.  

In 2013 Carlito was invited to be a part of the global DJ competition Red Bull Three Style which took part at the one of the most famous Europe party destinations Zrće beach at the island Pag and hosted by the biggest regional hip hop festival Fresh Island Festival. The same year Carlito moved to Shanghai and performed in many clubs.

Now back in Zagreb Carlito has joined the Adriatic Coasting team and continues to spread the good vibes through his considerable knowledge of music.