Don Carlos

Don Carlos

Real Name:
Carlo Troja
Italian Producer and DJ.
(For the reggae singer and composer, please use Don Carlos (2).)

Carlo Troja aka Don Carlos hails from Varese, in the North of Italy, and is active as a DJ from the late 70's. He debuted as a producer towards the end of the 80's with the single 'Alone' on Calypso Records (Irma), which became one of the cult tracks of the international Deep House scene. His productions have always mixed House rhythms with afro-american jazz sounds, verging sometime towards disco, sometime towards progressive house or electronic soul. In 1992 IRMA USA released his first album 'Mediterraneo', followed in 1993 by the Montego Bay project, produced together with Stefano Tirone (S-Tone Inc.), also on IRMA. He then released some singles on the Chicago based label Guidance under the Aquanauts moniker. He also reached the UK charts with the hit ‘You Make Me Feel’, sung by Byron Stingley, cover of the cult song by Sylvester. In 2000 he released a single on Erik Morillo's Subliminal Soul label and played highly acclaimed gigs at Ministry of Sound and Turnmills in London. In 2002 he released his third album ‘Music in My Mind’ featuring top guest vocalists like Kim Mazelle, Michelle Weeks, Taka Boom and Kevin Bryant. Following two mixed compilations ('Cafe De Paris Saint Tropez' and 'DJ Set') in 2004 IRMA released a collection of his 90's productions titled 'Mediterraneo', like his debut US album. After that a serious car accident kept him away from clubs and recording studio for several months. Finally back in shape he's ready to release his fourth album 'The Cool Deep', 8 years since the previous one, which includes all the unreleased material produced during this time.
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Don Carlos Discography


Don Carlos Mediterraneo (MiniAlbum, Album, EP) Calypso Records Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Don Carlos Aqua (Album) Irma, Calypso Records Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Don Carlos The Music In My Mind (Album) Irma Unlimited Italy 2001 Sell This Version
IRM 676 CD Don Carlos The Cool Deep(CD, Album) Irma CasaDiPrimordine IRM 676 CD Italy 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Don Carlos Alone Calypso Records Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Sub-Sonic Posse & Don Carlos Sub-Sonic Posse & Don Carlos - Sotterranea E.P. (EP) Calypso Records Italy 1992 Sell This Version
Don Carlos I Can Love Nobody Calypso Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Don Carlos Featuring A.N.D.Y. Funk Don Carlos Featuring A.N.D.Y. Funk - Black Market E.P. (EP) Pitch Records (3) US 1996 Sell This Version
CPS 083 Don Carlos Purple E.P.(12", EP, Promo) Calypso Records CPS 083 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Don Carlos I Just Keep On Irma CasaDiPrimordine Italy 2000 Sell This Version
Don Carlos Feat. Taka Boom / Kevin Bryant Don Carlos Feat. Taka Boom / Kevin Bryant - Music Of Your Mind / I Can Love Nobody Irma Unlimited US 2001 Sell This Version
Don Carlos & Riky Dee Tee Don Carlos & Riky Dee Tee - Hot One Afro Art UK 2002 Sell This Version
Don Carlos Featuring Michelle Weeks Don Carlos Featuring Michelle Weeks - Take Me Higher Irma Unlimited US 2003 Sell This Version
FT012 Don Carlos Re-Mida (Hunee Edit)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Future Times FT012 US 2012 Sell This Version
PFR003 Don Carlos Sweet(File, MP3, 3,5", Single) Profil de Face Records PFR003 France 2014
EVRE 005 Don Carlos Inspiration EP(12", EP) Echovolt Records EVRE 005 Greece 2017 Sell This Version
RM-1 Gareth Cooke / Don Carlos Gareth Cooke / Don Carlos - Dynamik / A Time Coloured(12") Room 1 RM-1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IUP-501 Don Carlos Take Me Higher / Sueno De Bahia(12", Promo) Irma Unlimited IUP-501 Unknown Sell This Version


Don Carlos Mediterraneo - Club Favourites Collection '90/98 (Comp) Irma Unlimited US 2004 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

CAY LP 102 Don Carlos Save Sex (An Underground Irma Night)(LP, Mixed) Caipirinha Records CAY LP 102 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
IRMA 480389-2 Don Carlos Sotterranea Volume One(CD, Mixed, Comp) Irma IRMA 480389-2 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
IRMA 504033-2 Don Carlos Cafe De Paris - Saint Tropez(CD, Comp, Mixed) Irma IRMA 504033-2 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
EDD 321008-2 Don Carlos DJ Set DeepJazzHouse(CD, Comp, Mixed) La EMPRESA del Disco EDD 321008-2 Italy 2003 Sell This Version