Michael Diess is one of the few new latin stars that hasn't been part of reality show. Michael comes from the street, having played for years with several cover and original latin rock bands. Among them Cuenta Regresiva, which whom he played over 1,000 shows in 4 years. In his CD, Michael is joined by former band members, others from Ruben Blade's band, legendary El Manjar de los Dioses, the singer from ska superstars Skapulario as a composer and guitar players for MDO, Melina Leon (Manuel Vazquez) & Gloria Estefan (Leo), among others. The first single, Dejame Entrar, is currently being played at Puerto Rico's top radio stations and video channels (July 2005.) It was part of the promotion for #1 TV show in Puerto Rico: Juana La Virgen (Univision.)
This production includes an awesome guitar playing in pop and rock tunes which combines perfectly with Michael's wide range and high pitch. Ballads sound terrific, joined by strings from Costa Rica's Symphonic Orchestra. Latin rhythms combine with electronic sounds in Cometa & Para Conquistarte in what Michael calls Rhythm & Salsa.
Arranged & produced by Luis Alonso Naranjo from Costa Rica. Mixed mainly by Alberto Ortiz (Ruben Blades) and mastered by Brad Blackwood from Euphonic Masters (Train,ZZ Top, Evanescence, 3 Doors Down, Lucero.)
Produced by Rene Javier, who is also the manager and indie label. Michael & Rene have managed to introduce the first indie pop song into mainstream Puerto Rican radio and won't stop until they go international.