Andrea Carax, pseudonym of Andrea Caracciolo, is an Italian producer born and raised in a small town in Calabria, South of Italy. His passion for music started at a very young age after attending his first piano and clarinet lessons.
In his teenage years, he produced his first song which was played on a major radio station in the Netherlands on a show hosted by the famous DJ Giel Beleen.
A few years later, while he was attending classes for his bachelor’s degree in Statistics, he was noticed by the music executives of Universal Music Group who encouraged Andrea to keep creating beats.
A few years later while he was attending classes for his master’s degree courses in Statistics for Computer Science, he produced, alongside the Grammy award-winning reggae producer J-Vibe, half of the EP of the Miami-based Jamaican artist Sede Serena. The EP itself reached the 22nd position in the Billboard R&B/Hip hop Albums chart and number 2 in the Billboard Heatseeker South Atlantic Albums chart. Two years later he produced, for the same artist, the record “Swerve” featuring the dancehall’s King Elephant Man.
During those years, Andrea collaborated and worked with many songwriters. the co-writers behind hit songs like Cheers (Drink to That) and Man Down by Rihanna, Make Me by Janet Jackson, On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez, and others who are behind platinum albums of Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Flo Rida, Madonna, Justin Bieber.
In 2018, the president of Seven Grand Entertainment (former management company of FloRida’s artist Natalie LaRose and Beyoncè’s “Freedom and Running”’s songwriter), Mr. David Miller, ex VP President International of Atlantic Records, was impressed by Andrea’s talent and decided to sign him immediately under his roster.
During the same year, Andrea worked with Awal and Kobalt for the distribution of the record “Never Give Up” by the independent singer/songwriter Queen Sessi who is better known, in Universal Music Latino, as Sèssi.
In 2019 Andrea moved to Milan and started to collaborate with the New York-based rapper Nyemiah Supreme,, known for being part of the reality show Sisterhood Hip Hop and for her collaboration with Timbaland, Jim Jonsin, and Dave East they released the single “Ready”.
In 2020 he worked with the famous Norwegian producer BPM (Fetty Wap, Nico & Vinz, Madcon) for the release of Queen Sessi’s single “Don’t call”.
In 2021 he produced his first ever song for an Italian artist, titled “Faithful” and performed by the emerging artist Rachele, which was distributed by the famous Italian Hip hop label Thaurus Music and Universal Music Italy. During the same year, Andrea collaborated with the Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jackie’s Boy, who penned hits for many artists such as Madonna, FloRida, Justin Bieber, Jay Sean, Sean Kingston, and more, for the creation of his single “Wear You Out”. Andrea also worked together with the UK engineer and producer Hypertone (Snakehips, Jacques, JLS) and the UK executive David Wade, for the project of Lloyd Wade, the legendary vocal coach of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Andrea produced for him the song Higher which peaked at number 6 on the Music Week Dance Chart in the UK.
After a year of hiatus, in 2023 Andrea opened his label and publishing company: Panic Attack Music and he is now ready to release some of his own music.