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Charles Rojas - "Seconds of a 30-Year-Old"

Bilingual, eclectic, and deeply rooted in a rich tapestry of cultural influences, Charles Rojas stands out as a beacon of innovation in the modern music scene. Hailing from Norwalk, California, with a vibrant mix of Ecuadorian, Venezuelan, and American heritage, Rojas's music is as diverse as his background. Growing up, he was immersed in an array of musical genres, from the soulful grooves of Funk and R&B to the rhythmic beats of Hip Hop, as well as the traditional sounds of Cumbia and Pasillos Ecuatorianos, all the way to the contemporary vibes of Reggaeton. This melting pot of influences has crafted a unique sound that Rojas has become known for, a sound that transcends boundaries and resonates with a global audience. Rojas's journey through music has been marked by significant milestones that highlight his versatility and commitment to pushing the boundaries of genre. His 2020 Funk-Pop track "Plans Fall Through" made waves, being featured in Remezcla’s Nuevo Noise roundup as a "delightfully intimate house party." This track, with its warm, inviting vibes, perfectly encapsulates the essence of Rojas's approach to music—a celebration of life's simple moments, wrapped in the universal language of rhythm and melody. In 2022, Rojas continued to explore the fusion of languages and sounds with his bilingual Reggaeton single "Spanglish." This track not only secured a spot in KEXP's Best Latin Music 2022 Spotify playlist but also was highlighted in the SoundCloud Editorial playlist "Emerging Latin Music: Fresco." "Spanglish" stands as a testament to Rojas's ability to seamlessly blend cultures and genres, creating music that is both innovative and accessible. Now, in 2024, Rojas embarks on a new chapter in his musical voyage with the release of his latest single "Seconds of a 30-Year-Old." Staying true to his roots of multi-genre experimentation, Rojas has set a new course, focusing on creating great guitar-based songs that reside comfortably within the realms of Funk, Latin, and Disco. This new track is a brilliant showcase of Rojas's evolution as an artist, featuring thumping drums and bass that provide a solid foundation for his soothing baritone vocals. The result is an Indie Disco track that feels both nostalgic and fresh, a danceable beat with an emotional core, reflecting the introspective journey of embracing one's thirties. "Seconds of a 30-Year-Old" is not just another song; it's an experience, a moment captured in time that invites listeners to reflect on their own lives while losing themselves in the rhythm. It's a continuation of Rojas's exploration of musical landscapes, blending the old with the new, the traditional with the contemporary. His collaboration with DSCOSTU and Fancy Feelings on the Nu Disco track "I Only Want You," which was featured in Spotify's New Music Friday Dance & Poolside Disco editorial playlists, already hinted at Rojas's affinity for Disco infused with modern sensibilities. With "Seconds of a 30-Year-Old," Rojas solidifies his position as a pivotal figure in the evolution of Disco and Funk, bringing these genres into the 21st century with flair and sophistication. Charles Rojas is more than just a musician; he's a storyteller, a cultural ambassador, and an innovator. His music bridges gaps, connects worlds, and invites us all to a party where everyone is welcome, and every song is a celebration of our shared humanity. As Rojas continues to experiment and evolve, one thing remains clear: his music is a journey, and we are all invited to dance along.


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