Bay Area native Gabe Carmona is a music producer, composer, mixing engineer, sound designer, and recording artist for 88k Media. In 2013, Gabe relocated to Nashville, TN after years of touring as a musical director and collaborating as a studio musician for many emerging and labeled artists.
After graduating with a double Master's in Business and Leadership (MBA, MHA, BLM), he launched 88k Media to house his productions, upcoming collaborations, and artist management.
Today, his approach and philosophy remain the same. When producing, he's always mindful of the mix to follow; with a balance between warmth and dynamics. "I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist. Simply put, music has value and it must always be created with integrity of the art." - Gabe
88k & The G Suite Album
About his shift to independent, Gabe says, “Although I stay networked with my label connects, I was really excited to finally release an album on my own record label. The timing just felt right. Seeing how the music industry has changed over the years, I thought it was time to take a leap of faith and take complete advantage of the new technology and social media that is now at my disposal – putting the music entirely back into my own hands, giving me creative freedom, and giving the audience and fans a direct experience exactly the way I hear and feel it with no restrictions.
The G Suite Album is a true representation of myself as an artist and reflects my growth as a person, musician and songwriter. With this album, I explored with improv sessions and sound designed using Output’s Arcade. It was a blast pushing my musical theories with each track; some are Jazzy, while others like Timeless take the listener on a journey of time and space. I am truly grateful for all of the positive feedback, interviews, social media love, and curator playlist adds to my favorite streaming sites.
Gabe Carmona’s production and mixing work was first introduced on the "It's Bigger Than Us" album (Artist: Jae Rilla) on the 3rd Ave Record label based in San Jose, CA. Although Gabe had performed live for many years prior, he gives credit to partnering with Jae and Isaac Barrera for early studio training. Since then, Gabe's instrumental catalog has received over 1 million plays and generated interest from major recording labels, film, radio and television. He continues to build his network of artists, labels, AR's and fellow music makers. Gabe has had the opportunity to track and write at many beautiful studios including Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Sony Music, and Warner Brothers to name a few.
In addition to these opportunities, he’s recently partnered to start productions and placements for BBC, NatGeo, BravoTV, The Discovery Channel, Temponaut Timelapse, MTV, Focus Features, Fox, MMA, VH1 and others. Gabe's track 'Touch' was recently featured on the E! Network.
Today, he remains humbled by his journey and continues to be an advocate of the arts by donating to a variety of musical programs (Fender Music Foundation, VH1 Save The Music and others). Along with these contributions, Gabe is also a strong advocate of wildlife conservation. Since the beginning of his career, Gabe continues to donate to organizations and wildlife preservations groups.
SAMPLERS - GABE ON THE KEYS
about his Nashville
"I came to Nashville not to bring inspiration, but to gain inspiration from the great movement that has taken place in this community.” - Martin Luther King Jr.