Carlos "D" Dengler was born April
23, 1974, is the bassist for New York indie rock band Interpol.
Guitarist Daniel Kessler approached Dengler in 1998 and asked
him about joining his band while they were both attending New
York University. Dengler was studying philosophy and history at
the time and wanted to pursue a career as an academic, but was
coaxed into joining the band along with lead singer Paul Banks.
Carlos is half German and half
Colombian. He believes that his name is ethnically confusing for
people and prefers to be called Carlos D. He used to play the
keyboards when Eric Altesleben wasnft touring with the band. He
currently pursues another of his passions while not on tour:
DJfing. He mostly spins 80fs/new wave music but also throws more
obscure and current tunes into the mix. He has also remixed the
song "Night On Fire" by the band VHS Or Beta and
Interpol's own "Public Pervert".
Carlos D's trademark style is
marked with strident staccato bursts, a clean tone brought about
by his fender jazz bass, and octave jumps, almost in a
Reflecting his decadent style and
philosophy, Dengler is considered the biggest partier of the