Bring the kids, families, adults and more! Come and have some fun with the sounds and styles of Brazilian culture infused to the awesomeness of Kids and super hero's at the Heard Museum! First Friday July 3rd! Tickets at the door for only $5.00! More Details - http://heard.org/event/first-fridays-jul-3/
Miguel Ivery: DJ Seduce and Founder of Afro:Baile Records
Miguel Ivery is at the forefront of bringing Brazilian music to the masses, as founder of Brazilian music-focused Afro:Baile Records and the annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival, whose sixth event will happen at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts September 19. He also spins records as DJ Seduce, specializing in world music that gets crowds dancing.
Ivery, a 37-year-old Gilbert resident, talked about what inspired him to start his own label and what he strives for as a DJ. Keep reading to see him name his five favorite reasons for loving living in the Valley in a video.
What brought you to Arizona?
Actually, I’m a native, one of barely any left or living here in the Valley. I attended high school at Saguaro High School and continued to community college before leaving to pursue music.
What’s your earliest memory of being interested in music?
You know, music was always relevant in my house since I could remember. My parents and older brother always listened to a wide range of music, and my dad had a cool record collection and a turntable. I think I figured out I wanted to be rock star, because I used to listen to Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Iron Maiden, and Van Halen with my older brother.
My friend and neighbor Justin and I would make concerts in our backyards with all the neighbors when we were like 7 years old. We used baseball bats as guitars and broom sticks as microphones. It was awesome.
Growing up, I never listened to hip-hop or rap music. All I remember is soul and Motown music being played around my dad, country music and jazz with my mom, or just rock n’ roll with my older brother. My parents always pushed us and encouraged us, in a good and supportive way, to play music and instruments from a young age. I started playing jazz saxophone in the first grade through eighth grade, and along the way picked up the drums and later the bass guitar as well, before eventually settling with turntables. So, music has always been an interest as long as I can remember.
How did you become a DJ?
I became a DJ by accident. Way back in the late ’90s, one of my younger brothers asked for a DJ set for Christmas. My mom bought him this “DJ in a Box Set” from Guitar Center. The box set came with turntables, a mixer, a light ball and magazines. I thought it was pretty cool, and occasionally just messed around playing records I had got from my dad years earlier.....
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Phoenix, Arizona, June 2nd, 2015 — Afro:Baile Records is proud to announce the new album titled “Brazil:Sambossica vol. 5”, by label founder DJ Seduce. The newest album is the 5th installment in the highly successful signature “Sambossica” series created by DJ Seduce. The newest album is set for an official June 2nd 2015 release on the Afro:Baile Records imprint.
The New Brazil:Sambossica album is a plethora of musical styles that capture the true, and vibrant sounds that are heard throughout the various regions in Brazil. With no musical boundaries, DJ Seduce digs deep to feature a number of artists from all corners of Brazil, including the soulful sounds from the North by artist “Euterpe” (Roraima), and the Northeast Reggae rhythms of “Elvis Boamorte e os Boavidas” (Sergipe). From there, the album swings to the Eastern sound of (Bahia) for some Samba rock by Rafael Ponde, and heavy weight samba singing from the South by “Marcelo Duani” (Rio Grande do Sul), just to name a few. The latest music release incorporates traditional & experimental sounds of Samba, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Electronica and Hip-Hop.
The 12 song album represents a worldwide direction of Brazilian rhythms known as the “Now Sound”. Brazil is a thriving metropolis of raw energy, emotion, soul, and culture that continues to go beyond boarders in music and style! DJ Seduce teamed up with more than a dozen artists, singers, DJ’s and producers to create the perfect soundtrack for the summer, while showcasing the rawness and creative energy, that can sometimes go unheard outside of Brazil.
DJ Seduce, a Brazilian music advocate & Founder of Afro-Baile records, is constantly on the move digging through crates to find the next sound and style of Brazilian music. It’s the love and devotion to the culture, the history and the sound that keeps him one step ahead in the industry. All the artists featured on “Brazil: Sambossica vol. 5” are proving to be the next generation of outstanding Brazilian artists. For nearly a decade, Afro:Baile Records has continued to pave the way for emerging and entertaining musical genres from Brazil.
Brazil:Sambossica vol. 5 is set for a digital release, and will be made available on Afro:Baile’s official website – www.Afrobaile.com. The album will also be given away FREE as special promotion for the 6th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival this September. See www.BrazilianDayArizona.com for more details!
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