Carlos Eduardo Martinez Simon-Llanos (born December 5, 1978) better known as Patafunk is a Venezuelan singer-songwriter, producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist. In 1997 for the first time to record "No Es Mi Guerra" a fast Latin Ska Song which was featured on Venezuela Ska vol 1 edited in Mexico by Pepe Lobo Records. Skama recorded a few more tracks for other compilations and it was Maracaibo City's opening act for latinoamerican bands like Amigos Invisibles, Aterciopelados, Cafe Tacuba, Control Machete, Molotov, Nortec and others. in 2003 started his first radio show 'Patafunk Radio' in La Mega de Maracaibo, a year later starts commercial radio by hosting and producing "El Disco Es Cultura" from Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm on the same Station, in 2007 Patafunk Radio goes is aired nationwide from La Mega de Caracas/Nacional every Saturday from 9 pm to 10 pm every Saturday, this show was in the air till 2014. Between 2008 and 2011, Patafunk released two critically acclaimed albums: 'Dubdelic' and 'Playa', an eclectic arrangement of music that merges Latin, pop, and disco-funk. His songs topped the charts in Venezuelan radio, and outlets like Rolling Stone Latin America, Billboard Magazine, and MTV Latin America praised Patafunk for his distinctively pleasant, “ocean-like” sound. Patafunk became a household in the Venezuelan music scene, delivering multiple nationwide tours and championing his own radio show on contemporary music. In 2010, Patafunk left his tropical coast of Caracas to take on the international dynamism of the New York City music scene. In the years that followed, Patafunk developed into a prolific DJ and producer, releasing a series of original singles and remixing songs for the likes of The Knocks, Goldroom, Phoenix, Pat Lok, and others. As a DJ, Patafunk regularly plays throughout NYC and has held residencies at NYC staples such as Ophelia, Buddakan, Zuma, Soho House, Cafe Noir, Le Bain, and Hotel Hugo; while his tropical, global sound has enlivened audiences at shows and festivals around the world, including SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, CMJ, and Miami Art Basel. Patafunk's third album High Life!, was released on June 18, 2020, and it fuses his Latin-reggae roots with the best of New York's multicultural ethos. This album counts with more than 25 musicians and is released by Greenpoint Records with 6 music videos and the song 'Solo' hitting the Venezuelan Charts In November 2020 'Pata' moved to La Jolla, California, to focus on making music close to the west coast waters, this period was very productive, Pata found himself in many ways surrounded by the incredible Cali vibes easily spotted in future productions like the new album, 'El Baile de la Extinción' the series of instrumental music called 'Patavision' later released as NFT pieces, music videos by French director Julien Crebassa and Boricuoa DP for the songs 'Bailando' and 'Olvidar' from the album 'High Life!' 'que Vamos a Hacer?' from new album 'EBDLE' and finally the video and song 'El Rezo e' Calle' collaboration with French producer 'DJ Damasta' After those 8 months Patafunk moved to Miami Beach to be the 1 mAn-bAnd of the popular Venezuelan web show 'Entregrados' also making the music for the exhibition of Venezuelan painter ' Edo Ilustrado' and appearing in shows like 'George Harris' and reconnecting in general with the Venezuelan audience. Patafunk is one of the DJs at Juvia Miami on Sundays and alternating other nights of the week with Radio Personality - DJ and Collector, David Rondón. In January 14th Patafunk's fourth album 'El Baile de la Extincion' is released with the first single 'Que Vamos a Hacer?' this album contains 9 songs of a tropical afro-caribeean folk and with a more mature lyrics and a more raw acoustic-electronic sound
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