Electronic musician & two-time GRAMMY Nominee Producer-Remixer & Recording Artist Carmen Rizzo has had a very eclectic career. From writing, engineering & programming on Seal’s classic Seal 2 album to producing, & writing Paul Oakenfold’s Bunka album, remixing BT, Tiesto, collaborating with Tuvan Throat singers Huun Huur Tu, to co founding the ground breaking World Music act Niyaz. Carmen is also a frequent fixture on album credits working with artist such as Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, KD Lang, Ryuichi Sakamoto to Pete Townshend to mention a few…read more
Check out our Niyaz video from the song Parishaan from our new album SUMUD.
Niyaz show in Paris July 13th International Festival presented by Institut des Cultures d’Islam.
I am currently on tour in Europe w/ my band Niyaz (see dates below) currently in Paris rehearsing for a show this week for BBC & ARTE. From there I will travel to Cyprus, Athens, Sarajevo Film Festival & Croatia for DJ gigs then resume w/ Niyaz in Switzerland for the Paléo Festival. Pictured here is my dear friend Medhi Haddab from the band Ekova I produced years ago.
Our new Niyaz album SUMUD is now out! Features the wonderful indian superstar AR Rahman!You can buy it here.
The movie I scored last year “Gods don’t make the law” staring Paul Sorvino just won best feature and drama award at the LA film festival. Congrats to David Sabbath the director.
Discover Slovakia ‘s capital city’s dark & emerging Electronic music scene. The former Czechoslovakia is leading the way for the next wave of experimental musicians. These hand picked songs from Los Angeles based Electronic artist Carmen Rizzo in partnership with his Electrofone Music & Bratislava based Exitab Records delivers a wide range of artist from Tea Pot, Dead Janitor, Pjoni, Stroon, Aches, Ink Midget, The Uniques & Gwerkova. Exit Bratislava-Near Dark and Beyond Volume 1 gives the listening a mesmerizing journey beneath the medieval city.
We are preparing for some summer tour dates. May 19- L’Astral in Montreal, Canada. May 25 Rabat, Morocco. Festival de musique Mawazine. July 20- Paléo Festival Geneva, Switzerland. Sting, The Cure, Manu Chao, Lenny Kravitz, David Guetta, Justice, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, Block Party to mention a few. Stay tuned for US and other European dates.
I am happy to announce that I am scoring the film Perfect Sisters starring Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley & Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. Directed by Stanley M. Brooks & music supervision by Mary Ramos.