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|Occupations||Producer/songwriter/composer of advertising music|
Fuego is a Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Fuego started out his career as a DJ/Producer in Berlin, Germany by producing the bulk of Aggro Ansage Nr. 4, one of the few European hip-hop albums to reach gold status. The album was a critical and commercial success in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands and Fuego went on to produce for some of the biggest German hip-hop artists such as Sido, B-Tight, Aggro Berlin etc. He is also a professional composer of advertising music in Germany and the U.S., providing music for corporate clients like Ford, BMW, Audi, BET, and Capri Sun.
Fuego's first release in the U.S. was "Whatcha Say", the debut single by American recording artist Jason Derulo, produced in collaboration with J. R. Rotem and samples the song "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap. "Whatcha Say" topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Fuego's first number-one hit. With over 30 million MySpace plays and 3 million iTunes downloads it remains one of the biggest hits of 2009.
He has also produced Chris Brown's first single from his 2012 album, Fortune, called Turn Up the Music. The song is an electropop and dance-pop song. It's a collaboration with production duo The Underdogs. The song debuted at Number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was well received by most music critics, who praised its production and called it a "party anthem", "an epic dance-pop track" which "sounds like an absolute smash to us and definitely, at the very least, a No. 1 Club Play hit." and "is bound to become the soundtrack for clubgoers everywhere", also saying, "With its mercilessly pounding jungle beats and super-sick synth, 'Turn Up The Music' deserves to be played at maximum decibels."
"Turn Up The Music" was performed live at the 54th Grammy Awards and during the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game 2012. Later Rihanna's vocal was added and premiered online as "Turn Up The Music (Remix)" on February 20, 2012.
- 2013: Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us (Fuego Remix)
- 2012: Gareth Emery – Tokyo (Fuego Remix)
- 2012: Miss A – Lips
- 2012: Chris Brown featuring Rihanna – Turn Up the Music (Remix)
- 2012: Chris Brown – Turn Up the Music
- 2011: Iggy Azalea – Pu$$y
- 2011: Miss A – Love Alone
- 2011: Die Atzen – Schick Deine Butter
- 2011: Melissa Molinaro – Dance Floor
- 2011: Claude Kelly – Don't Tell Me
- 2010: Jacob Latimore – Bigger
- 2010: 2DFRNT – Goodbye Love
- 2010: Hot Rod – Dance With Me
- 2010: N-Dubz – Scream My Name
- 2010: Ron Isley – No More
- 2010: Karina Pasian – I Stand
- 2009: Jason Derulo – Whatcha Say
- Whatcha Say on iTunes
- Turn Up The Music on iTunes
- Tokyo Remix on Beatport
- Fuego's Official Twitter Page
- Fuego's Official Soundcloud Page
- Newman, Melinda (January 26, 2012). "Listen: Chris Brown is back with Turn Up The Music". HitFix. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
- "New Music: Chris Brown – 'Turn Up the Music'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. January 26, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
- Barker, Liz (January 26, 2012). "New Song: Chris Brown, 'Turn Up The Music'". MTV Buzzworthy. Viacom. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
- "New Music: Chris Brown f/Rihanna – 'Turn Up the Music (Remix)'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. February 20, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012.