Carl M. Gilbert
chaotic (kā ät′ik):
1. in a state of chaos; in a completely confused or disordered condition
2. of or having to do with the theories, dynamics, etc. of mathematical chaos
3. dj kärl k-otik, aka Carl M. Gilbert, a trance/progressive DJ from Montreal, Canada.
Since 2005, dj kärl k-otik seems to be cutting corners at the same crazy pace he is heating up the dancefloors. Discovered five years ago by a few promoters that made him one of their preferred DJs, he didn’t take long to get noticed by the leaders of trance & progressive music in Montreal.
In 2010, he launched his highly acclaimed podcast «Chaos in the Stratosphere» on iTunes and on podOmatic.com (the world’s largest podcast broadcasting service). He constantly hits the top of the chart of the Trance category after the release of each episode since 2012. These rankings opened the door for a residency on trance.fm (Amsterdam, Netherlands) from 2012 to 2013, then a residency on Afterhours.FM, the #1 trance internet radio station in the world.
After three years of bookings in multiple clubs, afterhours and private parties, kärl k-otik doesn’t slow down and transforms on CD/demos, just like on the dancefloors, all the expectations placed on him.
Everyting starts in 2013 with many major bookings. DJ kärl kotik shares the decks with no other than Dash Berlin & Cosmic Gate (Kissed by the Sun), W&W, Ben Gold & Leon Bolier (Ibiza Music Festival) at Beachclub, Bryan Kearney and Simon Patterson with Private Planet at Penthouse, Sean Tyas at (((stereo))) and Andrew Rayel, Mr. Pit, Beat Service & Arctic Moon for the mega-event Circus Maximus MMXIV (NYE party) at Circus HD.
The year 2014 will be a year of consecration: the artist starts his production career with his first singles "Ignition" and "The Night is White" under Vortek Records and signs his first EP, "Gravitation EP" (incl. Cataclysm and Gravitation) under D.MAX Recordings in Germany. DJ kärl k-otik is confirmed at nothing less than the prestigious Bal en Blanc (20th Edition) with New World Punx (Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten), Andrew Rayel, Omnia, Solarstone, Giuseppe Ottaviani & Carnage in the Arena 3 (trance). As early as February 2014, his year is fully booked with many big announcements to come! On the menu, John O’Callaghan, Sneijder, Lange for Circus Afterhours’ 10th anniversary, Ferry Corsten at New City Gas and who else than Armin van Buuren at Beachclub, just to name a few!
dj kärl k-otik’s wave continues to sweep the trance scene in 2015: the artist is reconfirmed (for the second year in a row) at the prestigious Bal en Blanc (21st Edition) at Bell Center with David Guetta, Alesso, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila B2B John O’Callaghan, W&W, Dash Berlin and Nicole Moudaber B2B Danny Tenaglia.
The secret of dj kärl k-otik : an incredible energy, a contagious enthusiasm, a tireless perseverance but, above all, an immoderate passion for electronic music…
2014, the year of dj kärl k-otik? You have seen nothing yet… wait to see what is in store for 2015…
Some DJs play music, some DJs play the crowd… dj kärl k-otik is in the second category. Chaos is coming… in a club near you…