Up and coming New York pop singer Angelo brings the perfect combination of brain, brawn and beats to his music. Listen to the Remix Artist Collective's revamp of his debut single "Time Bomb" that was released on iTunes a few weeks ago. Staying true to their reputation, RAC turned the soulful pop original into an electro-edged, slow-burning dancefloor filler. Subtle and sleek - perfectly fitting Angelo's repertoire.
Starting out as a jazz singer in Los Angeles, Angelo was surrounded by music in his family when he grew up. His grandfather is the famed jazz musician Dominic D'Agostino who played with the the Nat King Cole Trio and The Dorsey Brothers. His mother is a classically trained opera singer who toured around the country and performed musical theater.
Angelo's started his own performance career unexpectedly when he was only eight years old. "My mother pushed me onto stage with Count Basie who is a friend of my grandfather's," Angelo remembers. "I started to dance and they had a hard time getting me off the stage." From that point, the handsome singer knew that music would be his ambition and passion in life.
His mom was instrumental in helping Angelo to find his own voice. "Growing up in my household a musical instrument was required to survive. After trying the piano, the saxophone and the trumpet - I realized that my instrument was my voice," he explains. "My mother encouraged my love for the jazz/vocal genre and I quickly took to the theater as a way to showcase my voice. I started song-writing at age 19 - recording on a 8 track machine. And six years ago I started performing in jazz clubs. All of that lead me where I am today."