GUSTAVO FARIAS-PRODUCER COMPOSER
Gustavo has composed,arranged and produced many award winning musical compositions for advertising as well as Albums, TV and movies. His productions have sold over 15 million records with artists like Melissa Etheridge, Juan Gabriel, Rocio Durcal, Mark Anthony, Paul Anka, John Fogerty, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Fonsi, Natalia Lafourcade, Emmanuel, Mijares, Yuri, Pepe Aguilar, Vicente Fernández, Alejandro Fernández, George Benson, Patti Austin, Charles Aznavour, Alejandra Guzmán, Jose Feliciano, Marco Antonio Solis, Shaila Durcal, David Bisbal, Fifth Harmony, Kinky, Enrique Guzmán, Cristian Castro, Miguel Rios, Kalimba, Laura Pausini, Jesse y Joy, Natalia Jimenez, Espinoza Paz, Banda El Recodo, J Balvin, Wisin, Joan Sebastian, Andres Calamaro, Belinda, Carlos Rivera, Franco de Vita, Ana Gabriel, Maria Jose, Edith Marquez, Pedro Fernandez, Tom Scott, Anahi, Juanes, Akwid, Diego Verdaguer, Carla Morrison and many more.
His music for advertising is extensive, having worked for all major Ad Agencies both in the general market, as well as the US Hispanic and European markets. He has written and produced many memorable melodies for Burger King, Jack In The Box
Miller, Budwiser, Whata Burger, Starburst, Charmin, Farmers Insurance, Kraft, Yoplait, Chrysler Toyota, Johnny Walker,
Time Warner Cable, Warner Brothers, Disney, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, 7-Up, Walmart, Televisa
He won the Latin Grammys for Album of the year, awarded the coveted Billboard album of the year 2 years on a row. Won a Cannes Silver Lion for Starburst (produced for Latinworks Austin,) Premio Lo Nuestro as producer of the year (Juan Gabriel) and many CLIO and ADDY awards. Gustavo wrote the theme music for the "Cristina Show" one of the most widely viewed shows in Latin America, amd he also composed and produced the biggest campaign done by Televisa over the Bicentennial celebration of Mexico.
DAN MOORE- MUSIC ENGINEER
Dan Moore was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and has been the staff engineer at Farias Productions since 2008. He began working in studios at the age of 15, under guidance from a staff of incredible engineers at Orange Whip Recording, and continued to record and tour with local bands until finally moving to LA where he graduated from The Los Angeles Recording School in 2007. After a year engineering for producer Rick Parker at The Sandbox in Hollywood, he made the move to Farias Productions where he has been ever since.
JEAN B. SMIT- SOUND / MIXING ENGINEER PRODUCER
Los Angeles based, Grammy awarded and nominated sound/mixing-engineer/producer that has around 20 years of collaboration with Gustavo and his award wining Farias Productions company.
Most recent work was done for the Juan Gabriel Duets albums, with the first "Los Dúo" album released in 2014 and the second "Los Dúo" in late 2015.
In fact, the new upcoming single Juan Gabriel - Alejandro Fernández " Te Quise Olvidar" was mixed by Jean with Gustavo as executive producer.
Jean is originally from the Netherlands (moved to LA in '94) , but because of his love for the Latin Music, he has developed a vast understanding of this "Genre" and because of that, created his own unique "Latin" sound in such a way that people believe he was actually born south of the border.
A few other recording projects he was involved with are : Pancho Cespedes ( La Vida Loca, Pensar en ti, Remolino), El Tri (Sinfonico 1 & 2, Fin de Siglo), Pepe Aguilar (100% Mexicano, Enamorado), Juan Gabriel (Inocente de ti), Edith Márquez (Caricias de Cielo), Lucero (Mi Destino, Un Lucero en la México), Nadia (Contigo Si).
DIEGO FARIAS - PRODUCER/COMPOSER
Diego is an established guitar player & producer. He recently produced Four Tracks on "Los Dúo 2" & "Los Dúo" featuring J Balvin and Wisin, alongside DJ OOKAY.
Diego and Roget also engineered and played on D.R.A.M.'s "Broccolli" which is currently #1 on Soundcloud, & working it's way up the charts. Diego's production jobs vary from legendary prog band "Animals As Leaders" to the king of underground rap"Pouya". Currently, Diego & Chevali are working on Pouya's next full length here at Farias Productions. Diego also produces and records his band Volumes who has charted #1 with every release!
ANDRES FARIAS - PRODUCER COMPOSER ENGINEER
DAVID RIDEAU-MIXING ENGINEER
David Rideau is a three-time Grammy nominee who has been recording hits with top artists for more than twenty years. The Los Angeles based mixer and engineer has earned dozens of platinum records working with the most successful producers in the industry.
Rideau's work with international musicians has taken him to Europe, Japan, China, Mexico and Brazil.His discography includes: TLC, Janet Jackson, Sting, Boney James, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau and Juan Gabriel. He also specializes in mixing in the surround format including the Miles Davis’ classic Sketches Of Spain. His film credits include Al Pacinos’ iconic Scarface.
RICKY Z - COMPOSER PRODUCER
Ricky moved to L.A. and began working live gigs as well as recording sessions. In time he found himself working alongside a myriad of top L.A. musicians including: Leland Sklar, Chad Smith, Greg Bissonette, Steve Ferrone, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Finnigan, John Peña, Abe Laboriel Sr., Greg Matheison, Michael Landau, Bill Champlin, Curt Bisquera, Jim Cox, Matt Bissonette, Michael Thompson, John Ferraro, Jimmy Johnson, Kenny O’Brien, Rafa Padilla, Luis Conte, Lenny Castro, Neil Giraldo, Alex Acuña,.
Ricky has recorded and/or played live with: Josh Groban, Steven Tyler, Jessica Simpson, K-Ci, Steve Lukather, Orianthi, Nick Lachey, Don Grusin, Vesta Williams, Lauryn Hill, Sheila E., Gary Wright, Paul Anka, Al Stewart, Ronnie Laws, Bill Champlin, Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), The Sweet, Sophie B. Hawkins, Kristine W., Paulina Rubio, Mariana Vega, Alejandro Sanz, Michael Buble’, Joan Sebastian, Danny Seraphine, Juan Gabriel, Carlos Ponce, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Thalia, Cheyanne, Jose Feliciano, Jenny Rivera, Los Trio, Manuel Quijano, Shaila Durcal, Pepe’ Aguilar, Cristian Castro.
Ricky has recorded music for television and film including: Ally McBeal, Scrubs, Malcolm in the Middle, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Michael Jordan to the Max, Dr. Who, Executive Target, Sleepwalking, as well as jingles for: Verizon, Time/Warner, Miller Beer, Farmer’s Insurance, Domino’s Pizza, Comcast, Budweiser, Kraft, Univision, Walmart, Western Union, Televisa, Post Foods, Govt. of Mexico among may others.
CARLOS MARGUÍA-COMPOSER SINGER PRODUCER
Born and raised in México City, México, Carlos Murguía has been around music since day one. Being the son of both musician parents, the level of musicality in the house was always very high. “Singing and playing an instrument was as normal as going to school for us, Classical, Jazz and Pop/R&B music were playing all the time." During a successful recording career in México City with RCA Records with recording band “Tabasco”, the opportunity arose to move permanently to the United States in
In 1990 joined Funk/Jazz recording band “The Art of Sax” performing in numerous Jazz festivals throughout the US. and making 2 albums before parting ways in 1998. Songwriting includes placing over 21 songs with Latin artists such as Cristian Castro, Yuri, Flans, Camila and many more on most major record labels. Currently a co writer for the band Camila's Platinum single "De Venus " from their 2014 Grammy winner album Elipse on Sony Records which hit number one on the charts all over Mexico and Latin America.
KEYBOARDIST, COMPOSER PRODUCER
Rogét Chahayed has been playing the piano since the age of 7 and has performed recitals in New York, San Francisco, China, Mexico and Los Angeles. He recently completed his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance with renowned professor Yoshikazu Nagai. Rogét is a recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music scholarship. In addition to his classical studies, he has also studied Jazz piano and composition with LA based pianists Adam Benjamin and Gary Fukushima.
After graduating in May of 2010, Rogét returned to Los Angeles to explore more frontiers of music, such as Jazz, Hip-Hop, Indie, Rock, Musical Theater and has gained much experience both as a performer and bandleader in these genres. Rogét is well versed in different styles of music, which has led him to perform/record work with many acclaimed artists and producers, such as Dr. Dre, Juan Gabriel, Sky Zoo, Ron Aniello, Mocky, Jeffrey Steele, Matt Corby, Rita Wilson, Shafiq Husayn, Sa-Ra, Kurupt and Wanting Qu.