Welcome to the Official Website for Southern California based Musician, Producer & Remix-Artist El Poeta aka Carlito Headset!

about the artist


“El Poeta is a Independent and Non-Aligned Musician, Producer & Remix Artist.  His styles can be categorized as a mixture of Avant Garde, Hip Hop, Folk, Glitch, Dub, Dancehall, Latin & IDM.  Also known as Carlito Headset; his music demonstrates a dynamic approach to the sound system business.”


  • “Him a bad man! You understand?” –Don Carlos (Black Uhuru, Reggae Legend)
  • A transmission from another space and time, El Poeta is channeling the sounds of a future world. Fierce. –Chico Mann (Antibalas / Chico Mann)
  • “El Poeta is one of the hottest producers you should have heard about already. The man chops, splices, dices, and splits a myriad of  musical influences with precision and skill. Don’t sleep.” –DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz)
  • “…A juicy mix of dub, glitch, slump, and what-have-you bursting with west coast flava. This guy never ceases to amaze me.” –Jugoe (Bastard Jazz)
  • El Poeta Brings the heat!” -Tom Burbank (Planet-Mu)
  • “…his swirling eclectic mixes will make you lose your senses.” –SD CityBeat Magazine
  • “…rhythms and rhymes and repetitions that separate poetry from prose, a musical quality that evokes mood and emotion…” –San Diego Union Tribune


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