"Imagination for the conception of the dream, Ambition and Inspiration to go after it, Dedication, Discipline and Perseverance to stay the course and achieve the desired results, along with the Will to Succeed to truly make it become your reality!" MM
To explain the name 1st and foremost... nothing in life is really easy, for anyone. We are certainly no exception to that rule. Daring to dream, setting a goal and then finding the courage, strength and ambition to go after it is hard work in and that of itself. That set goal always stays in the center of your efforts, but the path one takes to reach set goal might change over and over. However there are only three hundred sixty degrees in a circle and no matter how many times one goes around that circle, no matter how many times one has to back up and find another way... there is always an ANGLE OF ATTACK to go after and achieve that dream!!!
ANGLE OF ATTACK is collaboration of dj/producer/musician Mavi Mendoza and vocalist Teddy Jaimz. Friends since the 80's we teamed up in 99' to combine our talents and eclectic taste with the vision of staying outside the norm of what is expected.
Beginning lifes journey in New Orleans Louisiana, surrounded by the funkiest of jazz, the deepest of blues and the hardest of rock, I, Mavi, 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. By the age of six I could literally blow everyone away. From there I went onto guitar and remain devoted to the instrument today. Somehow or another I found myself in my early teens wanting to express myself through sound. Hoping to find others wanting the same I tried 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 afterhours 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. Coincidently 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.
I fell in love with the industrial sound and how many different directions it could be taken in. Which led to the developement of my dark sound as a dj. Spinning mostly tech house and hard trance I witnessed how the energy of this hard driving music moved people in audiences all over the world. I was lucky enough to share the stage with a few of the absolute biggest dj's in the world, to include Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold and Paul Van Dyke.
After a long endeavor into the djing world I realized I had grown tired of only playing other producers music 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 rock, hiphop, pop, dance and the industrial trance sound.
For the past decade I've been living in Miami Florida, a dance music and party mecca. Easily one of the most influential cities in the world. Having allowed some of the newer sounds of today to enter my creations I try to stay within the lines of what hooked me into this world. Time will ultimately tell as to what AOA will be known for.
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