About Rafael Torres
Rafael Torres, Lakeland, FL resident has contributed music on hit TV shows like “The Young & The Restless" (CBS), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), Over 500+ Games/Episodes on FoxSports1 Channel and Oscar® Award Winner Russell Crowe’s film “The Next Three Days” as part of his credentials.
Recently, Rafael has contributed and composed music for the Award Winning Production Companies such as Ole Music/MusicBox (Music Rights Management company for Steven Tyler, Timbaland and Rush to name a few) & Vanacore Music Inc., known for their awesome music on hit TV Shows such as “Survivor”, "Big Brother", “The Apprentice” and “Wipe Out”.
Rafael is looking to build a local team of dedicated artists, songwriters, musicians and producers who want to be a part of the TV & Film world.
Read below to learn more about Rafael and his stamp on the music Industry.
Music Producer/Engineer Rafael Torres made his imprint to the music scene in the early 90’s…With his aspiring upbringing and study at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City, his innovative production skills led him to various genres of music. He used these skills to produce underground club hits like Dance with Me and La Rumba, while record labels like SONY/BMG, WEA, Tommy Boy and Cutting Records gave home to his sound.
In 1999, Rafael was introduced to the world of TV/Film and met the late George Jackson, (former CEO of Motown Records) & Frank Cooper III (Former SVP of Business Affairs - Def Jam Records) whom later signed him as Music Producer/Engineer/Sound Designer to their newly formed company, Urban Box Office Network (UBO), NYC.
His diverse expertise and defined craft landed on many celebrity websites, short films and animations. From Serena & Venus Williams to the Late Bernie Mack.. His work on the digital animation “Jiggy Bug” helped win 1st Place in the Worldwide Animation Contest beating out Pixar Studios. Judges included Stan Lee - creator of Spiderman, Iron Man, Rob Minkoff - director of The Lion King, and Brad Bird - director of The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
During this period, Rafael met today’s music partner Edgard Jaudé and decided to create their Alias name - ER INC.
They teamed up on Zelma Davis’ (C&C Music Factory) solo debut release “Power” along with songwriter Curtis Richardson (songwriter for Jennifer Lopez). Rafael produced the spicy Latin Dance versions. The end result of a collaborated production effort between them and the world famous DJ’s Junior Vasquez & Eddie Baez, the single launched to #1 on the Billboard Dance Sales charts.
With a vast spectrum of music covered, their work has taken them from producing records to mainstream TV & Film. Today, they consistently compose and contribute music for TV & Film companies throughout the world such as Lionsgate Films, Paramount, DreamWorks, Universal, MGM, NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, FOX and the list goes on…
Taking pride in staying in tune with the latest technology and constantly evolving is one of his personal goals.
When Rafael breaks away from his private recording studio, he enjoys special time with his family & friends.
On the private side, Rafael is a native Brooklyn born Colombian New Yorker, an active Wing Chun Kung Fu practitioner (Sifu Och’s Wing Chun) and committed to a healthy God spiritual filled daily training regimen.
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Rafael over the past couple of months...he produces some of the best zesty Latin tracks that make us want to dance! Look forward to working with him on some upcoming projects...”
Areli Peña - Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Vanacore Music Inc.
“In my experience, nothing is more valuable than talent, knowledge and work ethic. Rafael stands at the top of my list with all those qualities that one needs to be successful in this business…”
Tim Turner (Worship Leader at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lakeland FL, former band member of Lionel Richie & the late Rick James)
“Life is about balance in all aspects of your environments. With an open mind, loving heart and a giving spirit, you will receive the blessings meant for you since you were born.” - Rafael Torres