The minute the needle laid rest on the vinyl record, it was destined that the sounds now known as Chicago House Music would change this DJ for the rest of his life. In 1978 at the early age of sixteen Carlos began spinning records at local house parties events and cofounder Disc Jockey Service Company called Ultimate Sound Productions.
By 1980 Carlos was known and widely recognized for his influential skills on the turntables after participating in one of Chicago’s largest DJ Competitions. Thereafter Carlos began performing at some of Chicago’s major festivals and elite nightclubs.
In the mid 1980’s the Chicago House Music began to develop its unique sound, and Carlos became a HOUSEHOLD name and was recruited as a “Mastermixer” known as “Cookin' Carlos Vaderrama for Chicago’s WGCI 107.5 FM and a frequent DJ guest on WBMX 102.7 FM urban radio stations. To date these mixes can still be found at various DJ online sites.
In 1990 he earned a BA degree from Columbia College with a major concentration in Entertainment Management and Certified Sound Engineer and co-founded “Musitrax” DJ Service, recognized by DJ Times Magazine as “Chicago’s Top Mobile DJ Company”.