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 I developed a love for music with emotion at a very early age. My earliest memory is unwrapping a saxophone I received at the age of four and by six I could literally blow everyone away. Around this time I heard Boston's "More Than a Feeling", which became my all time favorite song and I fell in love with the sound of the electric guitar. I then began the journey of learning to play and remain devoted to the instrument today. It wasn't long before I found myself in my early teens wanting to express myself through sound and with this new found addiction I sought out to find others wanting the same. It was my hopes to form a band, but to no avail I was left to my own devices.
At the impressionable age of fourteen I was taken to an after hours club by some older friends and heard techno for the first time. I was hooked in seconds. I was captivated by the art of djing and how sound and songs could be combined together to create something new and move an audience. Around this time Trent Reznor, NIN, released Pretty Hate Machine and after learning his story and how he came to be I knew I could do this myself, as he did. Needless to say, his talent and methods of writing and production has had a profound effect on how I go about the creative process.
I fell in love with the industrial sound and how many different directions it could be taken in. Which led to the development of my dark sound as a dj. Spinning mostly tech house and trance I witnessed how the energy of this hard driving powerful music moved people and amped up audiences all over the world. During that time I was fortunate enough to share the stage with a few of the absolute biggest dj's in the world, to include Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Dave Seaman, Nick Warren, Bad Boy Bill and Paul Van Dyke.
After a long endeavor into the djing world as dj MENDOZA I realized that I had grown tired of only playing music created by other producers and wanted to use my formal education in music along with an extremely vivid imagination of what I heard in my head to share with others who love this particular sound. Over the years I've experimented with all genres to include rock, industrial, hip/hop, pop, dance 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 I started to hone in my skills and realize I was walking through the doors to a whole new world. Once I had the ability to get what I heard in my head through my fingertips and out of the speakers I formed a production team working with various people releasing tracks under the name ANGLE OF ATTACK.
For the past decade I've 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 my creations, combined with the music education from my earlier years I try to stay within the lines of what hooked me into this world but venture out as far as I can into the realm of sonic possibilities. No rules, right? Our recent work is gravitating towards the pop/edm culture and we 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!