Unequivocally leading the pack of talented Toronto producers, Carlo Lio has utilized his trademark hypnotic house and techno sound to cement his status among today’s world- renowned electronic music artists.
Carlo developed his unique style of fast-paced deep tech-house music in the dark and unforgiving world of the Toronto underground club scene, and his hard work and dedication paid off in 2008, when Dubfire’s SCI+TEC imprint signed their first track with him, welcoming Carlo into the label family with open arms and ushering in a period that has seen over a dozen sucessful releases. Over time, these tracks caught the eyes and ears of some of the biggest labels in the electronic music scene, allowing for further releases on Bedrock Records, MOOD, Desolat, Suara, Intec Digital, Mindshake, Inmotion and No.19 to name just a few. One particular highlight occurred in 2011, when Dubfire and Oliver Hunteman commissioned him to remix the track “Diablo” for the renowned Cocoon Recordings, marking an impressive milestone in his career.
2015 was a standout year for Carlo in terms of releases, with a remix of Sian’s ‘’Diamond Shore’’ on Octopus Recordings, along with a huge remix of one of Basement Jaxx’s beloved tracks ‘’House Scene’’ on their official Junto Remixed album. Late 2015 saw his most recent release on SCI+TEC with the pounding ‘’Type-O’’ EP, followed up with a much anticipated return to Suara with his ‘’Technicolour Boogie’’ EP which had remixes from Nicole Moudaber and Chus & Ceballos. And on top of this, Carlo provided Adam Beyer’s Drumcode Radio with an exclusive one hour live from Stereo in Montreal.
2016 continued in the musical success of the year prior, with standout releases on Kaluki Musik with “iLL Shit”, Davide Squillace’s This & That label with “All Things Must Change”, and a special collaboration entitled “Feeding the Rhythm” with Nathan Barato on Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records.
Not content with solely releasing on other artists’ labels, Carlo also has tried and tested experience at creating and running his own labels as well. His first label, Rawthentic Music, recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2015 and has clearly established itself as one of the leading imprints of the past decade, garnering the support of many of dance music’s icons. And this same year also saw the debut of Carlo’s newest project – the promising label ‘On Edge Society’. This vinyl only imprint boasts releases from up-and-coming artists such as Marco Faraone, Marco Effe and Roberto Clementi.
Just as Carlo’s production accomplishments have increased, his touring schedule has also grown relentlessly over the years. Basing himself between Barcelona and his hometown of Toronto, Carlo has had the oppourtunity to play many of the best venues worldwide. He is a regular at BPM, WMC, Sonar, ADE and has become a staple on the island of Ibiza, playing for parties at Music On, Revolution with Carl Cox, DC10, Blue Marlin, and many more. Carlo will continue to tour worldwide this year, and we can only expect his career to soar to even higher levels as he makes his way around the globe.