Carlos Prospero, better known as Cj Tari, was born in the west coast state of California, but only lived there a couple of months till his parents decided to move back to the border between Mexico and the USA, there he was influenced musically at a very young age, since his grandfather used to be a musician. At the young age of 8 cj started playing around with music, pretending to be a radio station dj, and recording mixed tapes of varios types of music. By the age of 14, Cj met a new friend, Dj Moon, who played at various local clubs in town, who also gave CJ his first dj lessons. From there he started to learn how to mix, with a couple of old technics turntables, a pair of cassette decks and an old “realistic 4 channel disco mixer”, Cj became more and more interested in playing records, building his own music collection, influenced at the time by great producers like Jeff Mills, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, Danni Krivit, Hector Morales, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Frankie Knuckles, and others.
By the age of 18, he started getting involved in the house scene more and more becoming an active member either playing gigs or being part of them, adding almost 7 years of experience of promoting some of the towns best parties, Cj quickly became one of towns most respected and well established promoters. At this time Cj started to push his career as a dj having the oportunity of playing various parts of US & Mexico; also he’s had the fortune of playing along side various top dj’s such as Dj Mes, Jonene, Jay West, Nicholas Benisson, Armin Van Buuren, H-Foundation, Mazi, Little Mike, Palash(Saeed & Palash), Doc Martin, Dj Heather, Donald Glaude, John Tejada, Someone Else, [a]pendics.shuffle, Barem, Spettro, Randall Jones, Mac C(The Low End Specialists), Jeno, Daniel Mnookin, Brian Ffar, Kyle Szmurlo, JV, Maya Amack and Hernan Cattaneo.
Today you can find Cj as part of MCast:Automated Variant Music, one of the webs most important podcast services there is, where he usually features not only his own mixes, but also mixes by guests that range from Jay Tripwire, Paul Keeley, Someone Else, Barem, Camea, Tim Xavier, Spettro, Tyler Stadius, Dj inc, Spincycle, Mazi, and others.
Also Cj now concentrates on production where he gets rapid succes by signing a couple of his releases on international digital labels, getting great responses.