biography / who me?
DJ : PRODUCER : PROMOTER : LABEL OWNER
Brazilian : Afro Beat : Latin : Jazz : Reggae : World Groove : Funk n Soul :
Deep House : Broken Beat : Downtempo : Electronica :
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At the core of everything DJ Seduce does, is a restless drive to be both inventive & creative. Whether behind the turntables, in the studio, or putting together a variety of events, DJ Seduce is always on a mission to capture audiences in a way that sets him self apart from most in the entertainment industry.
Since his emergence in 2000, this (Phoenix) Arizona native has taken his love for jazz, funk, soul, and world beats, and expanded his global horizons far beyond the nightclub walls. Not your typical DJ, but a musician’s dj, and a djs musician, DJ Seduce has created his own unique sound & style drawing on heavy influences of Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Europe & the Middle East. With an eclectic taste for musical treats, DJ Seduce digs deep through the past and present, giving you a blast of musical fusion from influential taste makers like Art Blakey, Fela Kuti, Jorge Ben, Nicola Conte & Buena Vista Social Club.
Over the course of 16 years, DJ Seduce has shared the stage with legendary icons, played to crowds of more than 12,000, released critically acclaimed albums and launched the "Award Winning" Afro:Baile world music event & record label. His continued strive to bring a cultural groove to the forefront, has allowed him to push his way to new heights. Some of his recent & notable accolade's include: 11 consecutive nominations for "Best DJ" by the "Arizona Republic" and "AZ Foothills Magazine" as well as "Best Jazz" & "Best Music Festival" by the "Phoenix Newtimes. He's also been a featured guest on FOX-10, Channel 12, and performed live on Good Morning Arizona 3TV. DJ Seduce has an extensive list of featured articles & reviews in over 15 magazine publications, including Brazilian New Toronto, Global Rhythm Magazine & Spin Magazine. He's also been the recipient of 5 consecutive albums that have been selected Top 10 Albums of the year through his Afro:Baile Record label.
As a savvy business owner, DJ Seduce is the creator and owner of "Afro:Baile Records". The all Brazilian music label was founded in 2008, as a spin off of to the award-winning "Afro:Baile" event. Afro:Baile Records specializes in Discovering the "Now Sound" of Brazil. Along with producing Brazilian records, DJ Seduce is also the Event Director and creator of the two largest Brazilian Events & Festivals in Arizona. Both events, "Brazilian Day Arizona Festival" and "Carnaval do Brazil", are geared toward producing and promoting Brazilian music, dance, art, history and preserving the authenticity of Brazilian culture.
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"DJ Seduce is the Guru of the Soul & Broken Beats!"
- College Times
"Sure to convert anyone to an International Groove Junkie"
- Nightlife Magazine
"The Valley's mixmaster maestro of bossa nova basslines & jazzy globe-trotting jams "
- Phoenix Newtimes
"I used to think, man, I got to move some place where every dj is like dj seduce... but hell, there aren't hardly ANY dj's like him anywhere!!!"
- Modern Groove Assembly