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Juan Laya AKA, LCO, Los Charly's Orchestra, Disco Music producer from Venezuela




Juan Laya from Los Charly's Orchestra recording the congas for the single "InnerMotion" at imagenes studios
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Juan Laya, also known as Los Charly's Orchestra (LCO), was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to a musical family that raised him around a diverse range of genres, from Latin and rare groove to funk and jazz.

Juan Laya believes disco music from the 70s is one of the most iconic musical styles of all time. Its infectious rhythms, driving beats and lush arrangements create a soundscape that is truly timeless.


Disco's blend of funk, soul, and disco-funk helps to create a unique sound that continues to be a source of inspiration for music producers and DJs today. Its energy and high-energy vibes make it the perfect soundtrack for a night of groovy dancing. Disco music from the 70s is the grooviest music in the world, and its longevity speaks for itself.

His influence in the 1970s funk and disco fusion scene is evident in his work, and Laya has worked and collaborated with a variety of artists, producers, and DJs, including David Lee, Opolopo, DJ Afro (from Los amigos Invisibles), Jose Padilla (from Cafe Del Mar Ibiza), Xantoné Blacq (from Amy Winehouse's band) , Omar Lye-Fook, Cool Million, Leroy Burgess, Dimitri from Paris (from Playboy Mansion), Pete Herbert, Atjazz, Al Kent, Seamus Haji, Pillos Caracas Boys, Chipy D, Graham Mushnik (from Guess What), Noel McKoy, Stuart Lisbie (from Personal Life), Rahaan Young, Renegades Of Jazz, Jimi Needles, Chennez Mckenzie, David Price, Tommy Glasses,  Andre Espeut, Heidi Vogel (from The Cinematic Orchestra), Ramon Ruiz, Dave Allison, Del Blake, Milt Mavrakakis, Matheus Nova (from Saravah Soul), Fundación Tony Manero  and many others .

In London, Laya and Jorge Montiel, his business partner, run the record label Imagenes Recordings Studios.

His music and productions have been widely supported by renowned personalities such as Todd Terje, Pete Tong, Craig Charles, Tom Moulton, Danny Krivit, Quinton Scott, Jim Stanton, Paul Miller, and Gilles Peterson.


Major record labels, including Sony Music, Universal Records, Z-Records, BBE, Defected and Imagenes Recordings, have released his works over the past decade.

"Juan Laya" AKA Los Charly's Orchestra recording the drums, LCO, at imagenes recording studios in London - UK
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