Carlos González A.k.a Sharigrama
He was born in Mexico city on May 24th at the downtown, grandson of one of the most important mexican artist, a great folklorist, painter and muralist Carlos Epigmenio González Fuentes.
At the age of 17, he decided begin to make music starting his career in 1988 as singer in a metal band called “Krameroth”, later he start his musical career on 1988 as drummer in a Trash Metal Band called “Dashboard” recording an album in 1992 titled “1900” with Avanzada Metallica Recs.
He was played in many bands as: X Voo Doo, Chilagodelik, 2014, Mayan y Sound Machine, Mexico punch, Game Over, Carlos González, White Spaces, Rodolf Bugat, Trío de Jijos del Jazz, Miguel Góngora, Sexto Infierno, Kraitt, Mg, Fernando Diaz Corona, 900 Grados, No More Sapiens, Bizar, Hijos del Grinch, The Merol Guys, also he worked as staff of a band called Santa Sabina.
In the year of 2000 he meet Carlos Siliceo (Chak) as a player of a New Metal Band “X Voo Doo” later he decide start experimentations with electronic music and computer production, beginning with a band named 900 Degrees, becoming later in a project called Sharigrama and this is how it borns, having their first presentations on 2001 at the Avant Garde. Having their first show at Sound Sorcery’s Infinity Festival with great success, taking off their career.
They traveled to Brazil to play in 2003 at the New Year Party the Brazilians Trance Festival, also playing on many parties during the two trips to Brazil. Is in 2004 when Carlos Siliceo decided left Sharigrama and Carlos González continues alone with the project.
Released their first album in 2004 called “Mexican Mushroom with AP Records from Germany.
On 2005 he travelled to Israel and Europe; he made 4 albums and more than 35 releases on different compilations in the world, and also he played in almost important mexican festivals.
On june 2008 he released his second album titled “Peyote Phoenix” with Interface Records his own label created to support national and international artist. On 2010 he released his third album under the name “Teotihuacan” with the same label and now he presents his fourth album titled “2010 The Return of Quetzalcoatl” with Interface Records.
Carlos uses Logic Audio and Macintosh to create his music, working at the Party Room Studio. Graduate from ENAM as Audio Engineer and Musical Producer on 2011 with excellent results, giving lessons at the ENAM and later he continued with particular lessons.
Also he studied painter career, a great skater pioneer of skate movement in 1988. He acted on the film “El ombligo del mundo” with the film director Tatiana Hueso on 2001.
Actually Carlos González makes Sharigrama and works in Interface Records, he is chief engineer at Party Room Studo. He works with engineer Hans Mues in some musical productions.
His musical style is Psychedelic Trance at 145bpm, he only wants to succeed and knows the world taking his music to the entire world, giving us a better show every day, hoping for support from his fans, organizers and media because their are very important for his career.
Tell us a little about you and your work:
Im a musician 25 years ago, i have a college career in audio engineer, i have in the Rave scene since 2000, i play in the most important festivals in mexico since 2002 to 2014, i use Logic and macintosh for my production, i make mix and mastering services to the rave artist, i have mi own record label for promote my self, and promote other artist, i am a drummer, i produce music all day, and i have party room studio, i and audio services company. and very happy to be part of this psychedelic family.
Currently what projects are you working on? And what future plans have you chalked out for yourself?:
now mi projects are: Sharigrama – Live act and Dj set – Psychedelic Trance 145bpm Orthoplex – Live act and Dj set – Psy Progressive Trance – 135 to 138 bpm with Sharigrama and Try2Fly from Macedonia for Bmss Records i have Interface Records like a record label and i am the Manager and i have Party Room Studios Mix and mastering Services, and i make a lot of music like other different projects like jazz, metal, and sound design, restoration, and and advertising services, and and theater and short films audio services. and I’m also a music teacher,and I teach my students to make music through a computer. and I had more than 300 students. interface Records sometimes makes a small event a year.
What influenced you to get into your field?:
Need to make music and discover new rave scene as the rave party’s, sharigrama we were only 2 and we want to experience making music with computer and no instruments, and were influenced early goa trance albums of the era. And electronic music concerts are long and beautiful locations.
As an artist, what role do you think you play in society?:
I am the most important artist in mexico in the psychedelic trance style touched 145bpm, I feel it and changed the mindset of many right through people my music, and changed the way we listen and perceive many people, with 25 years of experience, and seen almost from that scene started in mexico and evolved as each day, my role in this scene, it’s nice to give u time public and to offer a good quality travel with history and rich culture in psychedelic’s, teach new generations to listen to good music every day.
You obviously love what you do…but what do you love the most about your work?:
Play for the people, see them dance.
Creating on a regular basis can be a bloody tough job, so what motivates you to press yourself into the workstation every single day?:
count my life story thru music, make art every day is my task, and i born for it. And make my happy to do in the life what i want, Art.
Everybody has to start somewhere, usually at the bottom of the ladder, either as the bus-boy or the shoe-shiner. What was the very first job you had?:
Festival Rock Colonias in Mexico City with mi first band called Dashboard in 1988 Like Sharigrama the very first gig was Trance Indoor in Avant Garde Club 27 sep 2002. But my very first job was look clean and sell fish in an aquarium. and i my life i was have many jobs i start to be a musician at 17 Years old.
What is your second love? What’s the alternative career path you would have travelled if you were not on the one you are right now?:
painter, designer, actor, and singer.
No man is an island’- they say, in this light, what quality do you admire the most in others?:
Educated, helpful, friendly, clean, organized, friend.
Sometimes life can be quite a – insert word that rhymes with witch. Which phase was the hardest/scariest in your life?:
Withstand the shocks of art and little support in my country and still have 25 years of musical career, with very few support.
Any embarrassing moments? Yes, you’d hate to disclose your secrets but we’d love to hear.:
My car accident in 2003, back from a party, was terrible, big accident, one month with out walk. and the Lost “Death” of my partner of Sharigrama Carlos Siliceo
Everybody’s got favourites…so what’s your favourite work/piece among everything that you’ve designed/produced/dj-ed/created? (Link us up!):
All the Sharigrama Music, but i like to much the album i made with my partner. the very first album of Sharigrama Called Mexican Mushroom 2004. 1.- Sharigrama – Mexican Mushroom 2.- Sharigrama – Peyote Phoenix 3.- Sharigrama – Teotihuacan 4.- Sharigrama – The Return Of Quetzalcoatl this is the 4 albums of Sharigrama and also have 37 Copilations arround the world.
Name a few of your all time favourite tracks. (From other artists if you are producer).:
Deedrah reload. Silicon sound – The sell, shodan, and Jupiter Infected Mushroom – Classical Mushroom Astrix – Solaris Optokoppler – All In Sub 6 – Butter Sonic 1200 Micrograms – Lsd Protoculture – Terra Tronics
When have you been most satisfied in your life? Care to share one of your happiest memories?:
when I was 4 years old, my dad took me to a concert of classical music in the castle of Chapultepec, while I played with my cart in front of the stage, the concert began, my dad did not know how to tell me to go to my place, and that began the concert, and I stop to say my 4 years. Dad look and listen? are playing Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky. jejejeje..! just i was 4 years old and all the people stay in shock.
Habits die hard. Which one word always creeps in your speech?:
the word NO
Knock, knock, we want to hear a good joke.:
Put a wallet with counterfeits, tie it with fishing line and throw it into the street from the balcony and watch people grab before stuffing his pants and see how you pull the fishing line to the fence and wallet people the chase, it’s great. a letting a gift box on the street, and when people discover and open, has popo inside.
There’s a book on the shelf. It’s your autobiography. What does the title say?:
Carlos González – An extraordinary adventure – That became legend
Flash-forward in time. You are now really old. What would you tell your children/loved ones?:
Live happy that I am well and I love them very much
Into the time machine again. What do you miss about being a kid?:
To be a child again
Excessive chopping dulls the axe. Time-outs are a must. What do you do when you take time off from creating? Got any hobbies?:
Skateboarding, Bmx, have a seed for hydroponic vegetables.
What’s the last movie/T.V show you saw or book/magazine you read?:
Book: el éxito empieza a las 40 Book: Historias y Leyendas de las Calles de Mexico de González Obregón Movie: Enders Game, John Carter, and The Cloud Atlas.
Name your all time favourite movie/show/book.:
Movies: Lord of the ring, Harry Potter, Star Wars Book: Siddhartha German Hesse, por la vieja calzada de tlacopan y el canillitas de Don Artemio del valle Arizpe, show: Falling Skies, Game of Thrones and Resurrection
With all the X-men and heroes running around. Us mortals would like some powers too. What one superpower would you choose?:
Super Strengtht, Flying, Invisible, Super mind, and convert in micro o macro size.
The genie comes out of the lamp and grants you one wish that will change the world. What would you wish for?:
Be aware that people with the human being and the world.
Got any theories on how the universe blossomed into existence or on the rationale of life? Are we in the matrix? Did god knit a hologram?:
Life is a miracle and a mystery, and it sure is a human being was created by a race from another planet.
In an era where most people bear a close resemblance to sandpaper, it’s easy to snap. What are your dislikes/pet peeves/frustrations?:
Injustice, Ignorance, Abuse and Garbage.
How do you connect to the spiritual side of yourself?:
With music, and loneliness.
Creativity and psychedelics work together. Do you agree? Why/Why not?:
Psycodelia comes from the mind and creativity as well, so come together.
Any work/pieces that were inspired by entheogens?:
Most of them, and some do not.
Are you pro-weed culture? Why do you think the majority of the population goes against the green?:
I am in favor, and people who have no culture is frightened, but marijuana is part of life and it is for use, industrial and leisure.
Any ideas to rectify this mindset?:
give culture in all senses, for people to know that he needs to know, and especially also in schools, hospitals and health centers.
At the end of the ride, everyone’s looking for some form of success (tangible or not), what does success mean to you?:
Success can be measured from different points of view and, therefore, there is no single definition of it. Beyond concepts, it is important to look honestly within and feel what we really want for ourselves. Many times, we may find a big surprise to realize that what we want is more to our fingertips than we think. In this sense, not be driven by what the rest necessarily conceived for us and live based on the joy and purpose in doing and having, are essential to achieve full and satisfying life.