As a teenager growing up in the 1990s Camilo was exposed to a heavy dose of Westcoast Hip-Hop. It wasn’t long until he noticed that a vast majority of this music was derived from sampling old Funk and Soul records. It was when he began listening to the original creators of this music such as Bootsy Collins, Herbie Hancock, and Curtis Mayfield that his relationship with music deepened. Every day he would look forward to the moments that he could listen and experience the chills that would run down his spine that this music induced. Soon he knew that he had to learn to play an instrument so that he could make and recreate the music that he so loved.
After years of teaching himself to play bass Camilo was afforded an opportunity to study music at Cornish College of the Arts. He was also able to hone his craft by playing with numerous bands in the Seattle area. Aside from Big World Breaks, Camilo has had the opportunity to play with artists such as Gabriel Teodros, Bamba Brazil, Bakrabata, Okanomodé Soulchilde, Luc and the Lovingtons, Sin Fronteras, Andy Coe, Owuor Arunga, the Daniel Rapport Trio and many others. The relationship between Camilo and Aaron (which dates back to their childhood in school and family activities, as well as the two being members of The Flood between 1999-2003), made it a natural transition for Camilo to become a core Big World Breaks member upon inception.
In 2012, Camilo Estrada established his own group The New Triumph. In 2013, they released their debut album entitled “Starship Estrada” featuring Camilo’s original compositions and the fine playing of Adam Kessler, Arie Pytel, Scott Morning, Ivan Galvez and Mack Grout. They are currently working on their second album.
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