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 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.