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Gilde Flores (gilflo)
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Background information
Birth name Gilde Flores III
Also known as gilflo
Born (1977-06-15) June 15, 1977 (age 38)
Origin Texas, United States
Genres Hip Hop, Latin, film score, R&B, Electropop, pop, Electronic dance music, rock
Occupation(s) Multi music genre musician, record producer, composer, audio engineer,
Instruments synthesizer, keyboards, drums, sampler, Guitars, Bass guitars, Accordion, percussion
Years active 2007 – present

Gilde Flores (born June 15, 1977), better known as gilflo is an American, multi-music genre, musician, record producer, audio engineer, and composer.

History[edit]

Gilflo was born in Friona, Texas, and moved to Hereford, Texas shortly after. Gilflo began experimenting with instruments at the age of 5. In his teens, he got his start by playing in his father's Tejano music band. In his late teens, Gilde joined a major Tejano group, Oxygeno/Oxigeno. Oxygeno had a chart-topping radio hit "Chikitiki Poom"[1], and was signed and managed by the late Tejano music star Selena's fathers record label Q-Productions[2]. in 1998, while touring the states, his interest in all genres of music broadened and eventually, after performing with many top named bands, took his interests in the genre of rock. In 2001, moved to San Antonio and joined a group, Nine Volt. The group quickly gained popularity performing at night clubs. After being heard by comedian Paul Rodriguez, the group was offered a photo shoot for a well known AD. Shortly after, the group was heard and offered a recording contract with a major recording label and would have been on tour opening up for other major bands signed to the same label. Facing many obstacles, he was forced to move back to his hometown area in 2003.

Career[edit]

In 2005, gilflo was interested in the foundations of music recordings and was hired as a sound engineer. While working as an engineer, he had the opportunity to meet and work alongside many successful record producers who have worked and produced music for many successful and well-known artists. After many intense sessions, the feeling of "missing out" on the creating process of music became unbearable. Eventually, he moved into the production stages of music and began creating a music catalog consisting of many genres of music.

2007–2008[edit]

Utilizing the social media and internet, he was approached by an music supervisor working on an MTV show entitled Adventures in Hollyhood[3],and provided multiple music compositions, back ground "cue" music, for the show. in 2007, he produced an official remix for Latin artist and Grammy nominee Stefani Montiel. The track, entitled "Labios Veneosos (gilflo remix)" earned a spot on the album "Divina"[4]. This song made the final nominees in the 2009 Tejano Music Awards for Crossover Song of the Year[5] and also made the final nominee's for Best Tejano Album [6] (Category 61) in the 2010 Grammy Awards[7].

2009–present[edit]

Early 2009, gilflo worked together with recording artist Amanda Perez and produced the single "This Time" [8]. Shortly after, gilflo placed the single entitled "A.D.I.D.A.S" by well known rapper Ras Kass[9], which is also the name of the album and was released in summer of 2010. He also placed another single with Ras Kass titled Quarterly[10] and other released titles for placement in tv, film, and other media outlets. In 2011, gilflo teamed up with Legendary Anita Ward, known for the 1979 hit "Ring My Bell," to produce the single "It's My Night"[11]. Also in 2011, gilflo produced a single entitled "Tonight" for Christian Chávez, from band RBD and popular Latin show Rebelde. In 2012, gilflo linked up with a music licensing company, Black Curtain TV/Film, and licensed music for multiple TV shows[12] and is currently working on many other projects. In 2013, he produced a re-make/single for former Cash Money artist, Ashley Ring[13][14], titled "Moving Target (G-Mix)" which the song also features Lil Wayne. The song also gained recognition by a fan made version which was synced with video footage from a the Hunger Games movie "Catching Fire" and was featured on a website promoting the film[15]. Gilflo Also placed music in the 2013 Marvel film The Wolverine (film)[16] being his first major film placement.

Production equipment[edit]

Gilflo uses a laptop, PC, Apple Mac, an Edirol MIDI controller, a Korg Triton, a microKorg, Propellerhead's Reason 5, Akai MPC 2000, Steinberg's audio sequencer Nuendo, MOTU's Digital Performer 4, VST plug-ins, and other music production software.

Singles and Movie Placements[edit]

  • Ashley Ring – Moving Target[17] (G-mix) (Ashley Ring Ft: Lil Wayne)-(2013)
  • Ras Kass -A.D.I.D.A.S (All Day I Dream About Spittin) Featuring Frank Finch-(2010)

Production discography[edit]

  • Check links below for credits and discography

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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