Presented by Afro:Baile www.Afrobaile.com
Hey Friends and Fans! I am excited to announce a new club night we (Myself) and Afro:Baile are kicking off First Friday October 2nd at Last Exit Live! BOMBA CLUBA! A new night dedidcated to South American Music! Dance! Art! Cusisine! The new event will take place every First Friday of the month at downtown's underground party venue, Last Exit Live! Located 711 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, Last Exit will play host to our new monthly club night with Live Latin / South American bands & Djs playing Salsa, Samba, Cubano, Jazz, Son, Cumbia, Bachata, Electronica, Rock n Espanol and Tropidelica! Lots of great rotating bands, djs, and food choices every single month! Check out the official website for more info and to get your discount tickets! www.BombaClubAZ.com!
Presented by Afro:Baile www.Afrobaile.com
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.....
>>>FULL ARTICLE HERE<<<
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!
6th Annual: BRAZILIAN DAY ARIZONA FESTIVAL
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we celebrate "Brazilian Day" at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, on Saturday September 19th 2015 from Noon – 5pm. Presented by Afro:Baile, in partnership with The Center; The 6th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival is the largest, most authentic Brazilian Independence Day event in the valley. The all ages Brazilian Festival is a great opportunity for the whole family to come and experience a variety of Brazilian culture, including – Live Brazilian Bands, Dancers, Performers, DJ’s, Martial Arts, Brazilian Food, Drinks and more!
Take part in fun and interactive workshops, like Brazilian dance, music instruments and Capoeira, or join us outdoors for a live concert with Brazilian bands playing Samba, Forro, MPB, Pagode and more Brazilian music! Brazilian Day has something for everyone to enjoy!
Saturday September 19th 2015
12Noon - 5pm : All Ages
Located : Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd Street : Oldtown Scottsdale.
Tickers $12.00 / $5.00 (kids 10 & under)
Discount Tickets + Free Music On Sale Now!
To my surprise, my label "Afro:Baile" decided to do a Special Feature on my called - Beyond the Decks. Check it out - As posted on AfroBaile.com (News) feed. Thanks to my label for the support and the love! I appreciate it!
Behind the decks you will find a man on a mission. Not only through music, beats and dance clubs, but a mainstay in the community, who’s mission is to create a cultural groove that stands the test of time. Meet DJ Seduce aka Miguel Ivery, Event DJ, Record Label Founder of Afro:Baile Records, and Founder / Director of the annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival as well as the annual Carnaval do Brazil Event! Whether he is mixing up records in the club, producing records or creating award winning events, DJ Seduce is always on a mission to capture audiences in a way that sets himself apart from most in the entertainment industry.
Since his emergence in 2000, this (Phoenix) Arizona native has taken his love for Brazilian music, South American Sounds, and World Jazz flavors and expanded his global horizons far beyond the nightclub walls. For over 15 years, DJ Seduce has shared the stage with legendary icons, played to crowds of more than 14,000, released 5 critically acclaimed (Top 10) albums and launched the “Award Winning” Afro:Baile world music event, Award Winning Brazilian Day Festival, and Award Wining Carnaval do Brazil event. His continued strive to bring a cultural groove to the forefront, has allowed him to push his way to new heights, while delivering some of the Best new Brazilian music from across Brazil. From Rio de Janeiro to Bahia, Sao Paulo and more recently finding great music from Sergipe, Brazil, DJ Seduce is on a mission to Discover the “Now Sound” of Brazil. With his signature album series, “Brazil:Sambossica”, DJ Seduce has created a platform, brand and community with his Afro:Baile Records label.
Founded in 2008, Afro:Baile Records is the only independent “all Brazilian” music label in the USA. The boutique style label (and events company) has released more than 20 albums featuring more than 200 songs from various musicians, bands, and DJ’s from across Brazil, Europe and the USA. Afro:Baile has garnered a worldwide audience that has helped elevate the label, the artists, and Afro:Baile events to a whole new level for Brazilian culture. From worldwide Radio Play, Festival and events, Tours and gigs, DJ Seduce & Afro:Baile Records has managed to go beyond the norm in creating a unique and forward thinking sound for the next dimension of Brazilian music.
Social : www.Facebook.com/DJSeduceAZ // www.Instagram.com/DJSeduceAZ // www.Twitter.com/DJSeduce
Excited to be hosting and DJing once again at the 6th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona! The annual Brazilian Independence Day Festival in the largest Brazilian Festival in the state of Arizona! Live Brazilian Bands, DJ, Dancers, Performers, and Brazilian Educators transcend do the grounds of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for the day long Brazilian event! Join us and thousands of friends, fans, and community partners and we celebrate Brazilian Day!
Tickets On Sale Now @ www.BrazilianDayArizona.com
Tonight! I am starting my evening with this vinyl record. Everything that comes after this record will need to be as good or better! All Vinyl! All Latin! All Latin Jazz! All Cuban Jazz! All Boogaloo! All Vintage! All Fania! All Teco! All Soundway! All Good in the Hood! hahaha! Do you smell what the Rock is cooking?
Desert Botanical Garden presents the annual "Agave on the Rocks" event! 6pm - 10pm. Ill be in the mix, along with some other bands playing around the garden. Tickets are $75.00! Lots off food and drinks included in that, plus I'll be there! haha!
Tickets and Info @ http://www.dbg.org/…/events-exhi…/agave-on-the-rocks-3-27-15
(PICTURE ABOVE) was taken at 9:20pm! What!! Party People were ready to dance all night at Carnaval!
Lots of fun at this year's Carnaval do Brazil event! Celebrating 6 Years of Brazilian Carnaval in Arizona! We had a full house of Music fans, culture fans, food fans, and Brazilian lovers alike! The vibe was fire!! haha! The bands, the dancers, the costumes, the sound, was all just awesome! Check out some of the photos we have so far! More photos to come. Visit www.CarnavalDoBrazil.com for the latest updates all this week!
The Latest News and More!