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DJ Cubanito a.k.a. Alex Carmenates Alex Carmenates is the CEO of Salsamania Entertainment Inc. a company dedicated to the development, production and promotion of Latin music and artists in the U.S. and abroad. The company was founded in October of 1992 and the main headquarters are located at 14922 Nuttall Oak Drive, Houston, Texas 77082 from where Alex Carmenates oversees the entire operation. Salsamania Entertainment Inc. opened a branch in Chicago, IL. in 1994 and their third branch in Washington D.C. May of 1998. Under the umbrella of Salsamania Ent., there are several other companies and services provides, such as; Salsamania Latin Record Pool, Crispy Cream Productions, Salsamania Promotions, Black n' White Records, Salsamania Productions, and Salsamania Publishing. Salsamania Latin Record Pool is now 100 members strong, and the recipient of the Best Latin Record Pool award for the Mid West region of the US at the 2003 Latin Dance Music Awards in Miami during the Winter Music Conference. All of their members are legitimate radio, club, or mobile programmers. They cover a large portion of the central United States of America region which includes the following cities: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Chicago, Washington DC, El Paso, Las Vegas, Austin, Atlanta, North & South Carolina, Orlando and outside of the US in Germany, Belgium, Italy and Canada. Carmenates has been one of the main organizers and developer of the National Latin Record Pool Directors Association (NLRPDA) and currently presides over the board of directors. Alex Carmenates is a veteran DJ himself, with 26 years of club and radio programming experience recently having won the prestigious Latin DJ of The Year for the Mid West region of the US at the 2003 Latin Dance Music Awards during the Winter Music Conference in Miami. This year we�re very honored for his nomination for Best Resident DJ in the US by Club Systems International magazine, a division of Testa Communications Inc. which also publishes DJ Times magazine, for his weekly club residency at South Beach Night Club�s Cafe Con Leche. The award will be given at the Club World Awards in Miami during the WMC 2005. Last year�s winner was Danny Tanaglia. Alex has programmed in the past most of the biggest and influential night clubs in Houston such as: Crystal, El Coco Loco, La Esmeralda, El Dorado Ranch, Studio 45, Tequilas, The Island Club and many others. He was also a mix show DJ at KNRG 96.5 FM, KQQK 106.5 FM, KMJQ 102.3 FM and KYOK 1580 AM for many years and was influential in the breaking of Latin Freestyle and house music in Houston in the 80's and early 90's. Alex was the program director at KBOM 103.3 FM, KENR 1070 AM in Houston, Texas and assistant program director at KQQK 106.5 FM obtaining the best Arbitron ratings in the history of the station with the best ratings for his time slot second to the morning shift. He currently guest DJs on Latin Electrico 93 FM heard every Friday night in various European countries. Currently he is the resident DJ at South Beach Night Club on Wednesday nights, the # 1 club in Houston, Texas and often travels to Miami, Chicago, NYC and many other US destinations playing at such prestigious night clubs as Billboard Live, Club Ibiza, Chromium, Zen, The Exibit, and at important event such as Power Of Houston 4th of July Celebrations, Budweiser�s Noche De Pasion, BMG US Latin Artist Showcase and many more open air festivals sponsored by Radio stations that play his remixes and other product placements companies. He was contracted recently to be the opening DJ for all the Thalia High Voltage Tour concerts in Texas, and just returned from an European engagement at Cuba Strand in Bucharest, Romania. Carmenates has been a journalist featured in various industry magazines such as Radio & Musica, Farandula and wrote the Latin Rhythm column in DMA Magazine for five years. He is frequently invited to moderate and speak a various national music industry panels dealing with Latin music such as; Radio & Musica Convention, The Winter Music Conference, Midem and various others. As DJ Cubanito, Carmenates has remixed and produced several songs this year for various artists such as Jocelyn Enriquez�s # 1 Billboard dance chart hit "When I Get Close To You" (Tommy Boy), Ray Guell (Sony), Xtasy (Caiman), Bamboleo (Ahi Nama), Chuly (Six Tones), Ruben Vela, (Hacienda), Muzik Box (Dimelo), for which productions he has been in a the running for a Grammy nomination two years in a row. He was featured as one of the top DJs in the US in RMM's "Hot Street Remixes" (RMM) CD released internationally in 1995 (The Melting Pot Mini-mega mix) and his latest productions, Latin House Extravaganza (Thump/Universal) & Mi Cosa Latina (Dimelo) have sold over 24,000 copies each. Some of his latest remixing and production projects include work for artists such as Alma Nues, Chichi Peralta, Elvis Crespo, Miss L

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