The Los Angeles entertainment scene is waking up to a new luminary in the pop music realm; Valentino Mitaj. For those who have never heard of him, Valentino is already a bonafide pop star in Europe where he rocked the traditional folk and contemporary beats crowds. Now shuttling between Los Angeles and Detroit, Valentino is looking to totally write a new chapter in vibrant and positive dance music.
His latest music video, “Beautiful People,” speaks for itself. Directed by Ulysses Terrero of 50 Cent’s “Disco Inferno” fame, the music has been defined as being “unabashed positive”. Terrero himself is a star in his own right. His acclaimed career spans decades and includes working with respected directors like Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale,) Abel Ferrara (‘R Xmas) and Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.)
New album “Beautiful People”
Valentino Mitaj’s new album and largest project yet is named “Beautiful People”. It has been termed absolutely on-brand with Valentino’s populist cultural image which fans the flames of multi-culturalism and advances Valentino’s vision of a world united amidst divisiveness. Full of pure pop fun, the sound has been described as “worldwide happy,”. Out of the eight tracks featured on the album, Valentino is particularly stoked by “Hey DJ” and “Be Free,” both of which he wrote.
Valentino Mitaj’s music which is predominantly dance is largely been influenced by pop and EDM. Valentino’s talent comes from his uncanny ability to blend various styles and trends in his songs to produce a pure danceable hit laced with a positive message. Additionally, Valentino Mitaj is fluent in Albanian, Italian, Greek, and Spanish.
His videos have amassed a substantial following on YouTube, thanks to Valentino’s widespread fame. An EP released earlier this year shows a honing of the genre most commonly known as world music, but it’s tentatively fashioned for a new audience—as if Rihanna & DJ Khaled had created something after living in the Mediterranean for a year.