dj ~ producer ~ musiciaN
Beginning life's journey just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, surrounded by the funkiest of jazz, the deepest of blues, and the hardest of rock, Mavi Mendoza developed a love for music with emotion at a very early age. His earliest musical memory was when he unwrapped a saxophone he had received at the age of four and his discovery of Boston's "More Than a Feeling", which became his all time favorite song and brought his love for the sound of the electric guitar. It wasn't long before he found himself in his early teens wanting to express his personality through sound.
At the age of fourteen he was taken to an after-hours club by some older friends and heard techno for the first time. Around this time, Trent Reznor (NIN) released "Pretty Hate Machine" and after learning his story and how he came to be, Mavi knew he could do this himself, as Reznor did.
Finding his into the world of djing, Mavi witnessed how the energy of powerful music moved people and amped up audiences all over the world. During that time he was fortunate enough to share the stage with a few of the biggest DJ's in the world, to include Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Bad Boy Bill and Paul Van Dyke. After a long endeavor as 'DJ Mendoza', he realized that he had grown weary of only playing music created by other producers and wanted to use his formal education in music along with an extremely vivid imagination of what he heard in his head to share with others who love this particular sound.
Over the years Mavi experimented with all genres to include rock, industrial, hip/hop, pop, and the intelligent trance sound. In the beginning it was a self education from going about the process of learning how to record, produce, mix, engineer... basically making things sound really really bad before he started to hone in his skills. Once he had the ability to get what he heard in his head through his fingertips and out of the speakers he formed a production team working with various people releasing tracks under the name ANGLE OF ATTACK.
For the past decade he has been living in Miami, Florida, a dance music and party mecca... quite easily one of the most influential cities in the world. Having allowed some of the newer sounds of today to enter his creations, combined with a formal music education from his earlier years, he attempts to stay within the lines of what hooked him into this world but ventures out as far as he can into the realm of sonic possibilities. No rules, right? His recent work with Teddy Jaimz has gravitated towards the edm/electro pop genres, and together they are focused on writing songs that will engage the mind and touch the souls within the people that hear them.
recording artist ~ PRoducer
Many things can be said about an artist whose musical transformation has taken him from a Contemporary R&B and Soul singer/songwriter to an accomplished Electronic Music Producer.
Born and raised in South Louisiana, Teddy J. Goulas (AKA: Teddy Jaimz) was influenced at a very early age to an eclectic mix of Gospel, Blues, Rock & Roll, and Soul music. “We listened to everything growing up, says Teddy. I can remember listening to anything from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Otis Redding, to The Commodores, Prince, and George Clinton. I was also heavily influenced by older 60's and 70's Rock & Roll like: Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, or even Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones."
When asked what his motivation for writing was, Teddy said “My main goal has always been to make music that appeals to anyone, no matter what your normal musical preferences, religious beliefs, or cultural background may be." By joining forces to create wigglefist and a signature sound that is undeniable, the stage is set for a musical legacy that is sure to win over new and old Electronic Music fanatics!