Carlos aka "DJ ChuckC" moved to the Charlotte area from NJ/NY in 2017. With his two girls and one boy at home, Carlos loves to finish each day asking “what were you grateful for today?” Finding his list growing each day. Along with being a DJ/MC on staff, he also serves as a percussionist for all of Split Second’s weddings and events. He has over eight years of experience in Bi-Lingual MCing/DJing for private events of all sizes ranging from patio entertainment to weddings; playing all genres of music. His love for music began with him playing Latin percussion at private events and social clubs. Being just 15 years old at the time, Carlos was pulled onto the stage to perform with Carlos Santana’s band Malo. Ever since, his love for performing and creating joy through music has continued to grow. After college, he learned that the best way to keep people motivated and on the dance floor, was to make sure that the DJ and MC are on point. Carlos excels at making sure that every event goes smoothly in this way. Some of Chuck's most recently attended event locations have included Hilton Cancun - Cancun, Mexico, Le Maridien Charlotte - Charlotte, NC, Pine Lake Country Club - Mint Hill, NC, Asheville Country Club - Asheville, NC, Hyatt Centric Charlotte Southpark - Charlotte, NC, The Exuma Outpost - Forbes Hill, Bahamas, and many more! He’s a chameleon, open to learning new things and willing to adapt to any situation. His constant goal is to make every event the best it can be. Carlos’ work ethic is parallel to none, putting forth the same effort when nobody is watching as when hundreds are watching. Following the wise words of his father: “there’s no shame in working hard, no matter what you’re doing.” Carlos is here to make your event special, not just as your DJ, MC, or percussionist, but as your friend.

  • I highly recommend using Split Second Sound for your music needs! The staff are kind, easy to work with, and flexible with your needs. We had DJ Chuck (Carlos Castillo) for our wedding, and I cant say enough amazing things about him. He is talented and professional, so much fun, and got my guests dancing as soon as the music started! We had an amazing experience with Split Second Sound from the very start and would 100% work with them again! -Victoria Kelly
  • The best night ever and the best DJ ever!

    Thank you so much for making our night special and so much fun!!!!

    -Victoria Kelly
  • We hosted a multi-event, multicultural Indian & African-American wedding that required top tier MC/DJ services to make the combination of traditions as legible as possible to our guests. The specific events we used Split Second Sound for were: Our Rehearsal Dinner & Sangeet, Baraat, Combined Hindu & Christian Wedding Ceremony, and Reception.
    To be blunt: Split Second--specifically Chuck and Henry--were the standout vendors in our wedding. They took our specifications and desires very seriously, were very detail-oriented and it was clear to us that they practiced pronunciations and transitions ahead of time. They handled the transitions between Sangeet performances with competence and high energy. We had very specific musical visions for the processional, bridal entrance, and couple's entrance involving customized mp3s intertwined with songs across YouTube and Spotify--the execution was flawless. The technology set up was also handled very professionally across the board (thanks, Toby!).
    Additionally, we had very high expectations for our reception dance floor and they somehow managed to wildly exceed them, organically leading people onto the dance floor in a circle around us to start, seamlessly weaving Earth Wind & Fire with Bollywood classics and Fetty Wap, adding a surprise live cowbell to our favorite song (who knew you could make Pepas BETTER?!??!) and somehow managing to retain multiple generations on the floor until our shockingly well-attended sparkler exit at the end of the night. The dance floor was consistently packed. People were having so much fun, they literally booed when the last song was announced.
    We genuinely couldn't have asked for a better DJ/MC combo. The only slight snag was that the speaker for the Baraat wasn't working very well... and Chuck still did an incredible job keeping the crowd excited and lively.
    We would highly recommend Split Second to anyone for any event for their professionalism, competence, and energy.
    -Patrice & Soumya