BEARSURRECTION WEEK: APRIL 6–12, 2020
Clubber before legal age for clubbing and music lover even before that, Costa Rican DJ, Charlie Cardinale started in the art of DJing at the age of 28, 6 years ago. Quickly influenced by the pop culture he starts playing at Circuit small parties but then turned into the underground scene experimenting the darker sounds of techno and tech-house but also the bright side of house and disco sounds.
After playing his first gigs, became part of a local collective called PROMOSÓNICA and two years later founded his own duo project called “Under Capitol” where he played “back to back” with another DJ.
2 years ago, Charlie decided to move on his own and went on to take on his ALTER project further.
One DJ, two different sides. This allows ALTER to play at Circuit parties where he explores pop icons and a lot of the movement on the LGTBI culture. While on the other side, CARDINALE plays the underground tones, where he plays housie sounds influenced by the old records selectors and the underground scene.
Cardinale Alter has played with big names on the Underground scene as Sandra Collins, Alex Kenji, Cristian Varela, Luiggi Rocca and Manuel de la Mare, while he has also played with Circuit starts such as Leo Blanco, Erik Vilar, Alex Lo, Robincal Fajardo, Edson Pride, GSP, Allison Nunez and Mauro Mozart.
Cardinale has been part of big festivals and parties in Costa Rica such as Pazland Fest, Somos Libres, FMEO, Wake Up Fest (Panamá), Secrets (Guatemala) and most recently as a BEARMEX DJ during CDMX Pride 2019. He has also been part of the PAPA PARTY World Tour on it’s Costa Rica stop and has played at the top country clubs like Club Venue, Club Vértigo, Stereo Sushi, 8vo Rooftop and some more across the country. Lately, Alter is a part of the Club Teatro & C3 LAB family where he plays every weekend for the crowd.
AJ started his Career in the Hippie Haven of Anjuna Beach in Goa India with Trance Music as his mainstay. In NYC he got introduced to this uplifting music called House which he instantly fell in love with and started mastering various genres of House. He played in many clubs throughout the NYC area.
AJ Reddy decided to move his craft to Miami where the House music scene is still at its prime and very promising. The move made his music distinctly international with extensive influences of Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Afro Caribbean, Middle Eastern & Rhythms. Ever since his Miami debut he is one of the most sought after DJs both locally and beyond.
Don’t miss the chance to see South Florida’s Most Prominent Drag Superstar, Karla Croqueta perform at The Ultimate Bear Pool Party, Sunday, September 29th!!! Rooms are available at grandresort.net/bears and tickets are on sale at BearSurrection.com.
Josue Garcia aka Karla Croqueta is a multi-talented individual who sings, dances produce and acts in amazing shows and parties to light up every space with positive energy and love. Karla is seen weekly at The Gaythering, Twist South Beach, Gramps and Counter Corner in Miami. This year, she was crowned Ultimate Miami Drag Queen and Best Drag Performer of 2019.
Internationally published artist (painter, graphic designer, photographer, producer and art teacher) Chris Lopez .
Fascinated for years of classical art and illustration studies, Chris plays easily and comfortably with the male form in a variety of techniques: acrylic, watercolor, charcoal and digital. "I speak every technique like a different language the laws of light and shadow with a contemporary reminiscence of the old masters."
Visit his wearable art store at chrislopezstudio.com.