Eddie Montilla

 

Eddie Montilla

Eddie Montilla is a world-class keyboardist with over 40 years of experience. He is a songwriter signed to Universal Music Group Publishing and a producer as well.

Some of his clients have included The Weeknd, Queen Latifah, Michael Jackson, Gym Class Heroes, Lil Wayne, Belly, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Madonna, DJ Khaled ,Ben Billions, Nas, Melanie Fiona, Nelly, Lady Gaga, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Pet Shop Boys, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Christina Milian, Luis Fonsi, Betty Wright, GunPlay, Angie Stone, Billie Myers, Spyro Gyra, Julio Iglesias, Nick Martinelli, Ja Rule, Jon Secada, RuPaul, Regina Belle, Joss Stone , Atella/Gali, David Solano, Danny Tenaglia, Nestor Torres, Desmond Child, Arthur Baker, Babyface, Diana Ross, Jamiroquai, Cosculluella, Azucar Moreno, Quincy Jones, Cool and Dre, SnoopDogg, Jean, Fat Joe , Tempo, Rick Ross, Daryl Hall, and many more.  

Eddie's father, Fernando Montilla, was a pioneer with Bell Labs in the inception of Stereophonic Sound in the 1930's.  He was constantly surrounded by music as a child and carried that with him in his life.  Eddie was born in New York City, and was raised in Puerto Rico. He continued to further his God-given talent by traveling around the world playing and recording music.  

Eddie does not have one specific genre; his ability to work in any genre from classical, hip-hop, latin, to scoring movies, is what makes him truly unique and one-of-a-kind.  He has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra numerous times at Abbey Road Studios.

In the hip-hop market he worked closely with producers Cool & Dre as their music-man for 8 years.  Some of their collaborative efforts include: Linkin' Park & Busta Rhymes "We Made It,"  The Game featuring Lil Wayne "My Life," and Lil Wayne's "Phone Home" off of the Grammy Award Winning Carter III which won "Rap Album of the Year" in 2008.  He also co-wrote five songs on Lil Wayne's "The Rebirth" album."  Their most recent work was placed on Lil Wayne's the Carter IV, called "So Special" featuring John Legend, which was nominated for the Grammy Award "Rap Album of the Year" in 2012.  He has worked closely with the Gym Class Heroes and is most known for "I'm Home" and "Peace Sign Index Down."  He also co-wrote thirteen songs off Queen Latifah's "Persona" album in 2009.  Eddie also works alongside producer Drew Money.  Their most recent work is Nelly's "The Champ"  which is featured on ESPN's College Bowl.He just co-wrote "Ghetto Symphony" off of A$AP Rocky's debut album " Long Live A$AP ".

In 2015 he has already the title track 'RISE' on the season finale of 'Glee' co written by Darren Criss himself and Producer Drew Money 

In the Latin market he has worked with many artists, from Gloria Estefan and the "Miami Sound Machine" to Shakira and Daddy Yankee. Eddie worked on Don Omar's number one Billboard Album "iDon" and co-wrote "Ciao Bella" with him and Echo.  He worked on the number one selling album for Azucar Moreno "Solo Se Vive Una Vez" and has worked with luminary Reggaeton artists from Puerto Rico including Tego Calderon and Daddy Yankee.  He has also worked closely with the world-renowned Latin Jazz flutist Nestor Torres and produced "Mambo Sensual." 

Eddie has a deep passion for movies and television and has scored music for movies such as the Japanese animated sensation "Yu-Gi-Oh," as well as Snoop Dogg's "Hood of Horror,"  Tori Spelling's "Trick,"  and Eva Longoria's "Senorita Justice."  He also performed the theme song to Disney's "Ice Age 3" featuring Queen Latifah.  

Eddie has always said that God has blessed him with the special gift of Music, and to all: "Pursue your dreams and overcome all obstacles life may bring, persistence and the true desire to succeed will always make all of your dreams come true."