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
I am featured as download of the day on the tastemaker radio station KCRW 89.9FM & KCRW.com The song is “We’ll Fly
f/ Rosey, taken from my current album “Looking Through Leaves” you download it here.
Just performed with Huun Huur Tu at the MIM museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Wow, the most amazing experience! A $300 million facility of musical instruments from every country in the world. A must for any music lover!
You can hear my interview with Mike Levine editor of Electronic Musician Magazine in there monthly podcast here. The full printed interview with photos will appear in the July issue on news stands everywhere.
I just did a feature interview in the trendy Los Angeles website Sinning in LA. You can check it out here.
This is a short eight minute film made by Ryan McGinley staring the Oscar wining actress Tilda Swinton filmed in the lush Scotland seaside. Music by Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo. Very proud to be a part of this.
My new artist album is now out itunes exclusive. Guest include Grant Lee Phillips (Itunes singer/songwriter of the year 2009), Kate Havnevik, Shana Halligan (Formally of Bittersweet), Rosey, Valente & January Thompson. You can order it here.
My third album “Looking Through Leaves” will be out May 11, 2010 exclusively on Itunes. The album was written on planes, trains & hotel rooms all over the world ranging from Russia, France, Austria, Canada, & America. The album features the amazing & talented Grant Lee Phillips, Shana Halligan, Kate Havnivik, Rosey, January Thompson & Valente Bertelli. A much darker and minimal album than my past albums. Really hope you enjoy it. You can pre order it from itunes here.
I will be Djing and Ziggy Marley will be performing May 13 for the “Room To Read” fundraiser at the historic downtown Los Angles venue Vibiana. Room To Read is a wonderful foundation that raises money and transforming the lives of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Please come support this wonderful foundation.
Paris was amazing and felt like home as always. Thank you MXP4 for having me a part of your team and kicking ass. Thank you Albin for the hotel suite and Anahi, a small Argentinean restaurant dinner the best kept secret in Paris for dinner. Lynn was amazing as well. I was greeted by Ivory Coast African artist Appoloss who arranged this trip who wants me to work with him. The day started with a home cooked traditional African meal & champagne then right into the studio. What a wonderful person he is. The evening was a night to remember. HIs amazing family and friends took me to this French seafood restaurant in the center of Lyon where his friend from Ivory Coast was the chef, (this man looked just like a young Sidney Poitier ) they greeted me with flowers and Champagne, (not really sure why), then after the best meal I had ever had which seemed to never end, they took me to a African night club where more I was greeted by more flowers and many more bottles of Champagne (with sparklers) which also never seemed to end. A wonderful night with amazing warm hearted people. It is early Sunday morning, the fist day of the time change and am now off to Vienna to meet another great artist called Gudrun. News from Austria to come…
Lal Meri Indian Remix album is now out on Six Degrees Records. Remixes by Carmen Rizzo & Bombay Dub Orchestra
After almost 12 wonderful years, today is the last day in my recording studio in Hollywood. I make the move tomorrow to my new digs downtown Los Angeles in the wonderful 1914 Springs Arts Tower. The emotions and memories have been flowing the last few days thinking of the wonderful moments and great music that was made in that room. Everyone form Chris Martin of Coldplay, Pete Townsend of The Who, Billy Corgin, Paul Oakenfold, Alanis Morissette, Esthero, Nelly Furtado, Ben Stiller, Jessica Biel, Michael Apted, Grant Lee Phillips, Margaret Cho, Kate Havnevik, Dave Stewart, BT, Junkie XL, Jason Bentley, AR Rahman, Jem, Perry Farrell to mention only a few, I can not even remember the people I have made music with in that studio. I am grateful for the time spent there but am looking forward to a new beginning and a space to create in….6381 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 775. R.I.P.