Big thanks to everyone who helped put this track together! This is Zapata's and Musa's debut single!! Released on 7.29.11 at Ghost Lounge in Downtown Phoenix, this tune has perfectly embodied T.A.I's hard electro style with the Latin House flavor that drives Musa and Zapata's dance floors crazy! Enjoy!
Having been classically trained as a musician since age 3, T.A.I. has been constantly immersed in music. Inspired by the underground punk artists and classical music ensembles alike in Reading and Philadelphia, T.A.I. is frequently seen playing his electric violin during his sets that are mixed and created purely on Ableton-enabled live hardware.
This broad range of musical influence manifests themselves in melodically complex dance tracks rife with booty shaking bass and big drums. T.A.I. is known for his unique blend of live elements, electro, and dubstep, and is also exploring multiple genres in the studio as well. His first Beatport release came before he graduated from university after placing in the Disco Rocker Contest hosted by Nuphonic Rhythm in 2011.
It’s skills like these that have segued T.A.I into gaining multiple residencies valley wide and playing at venues including Myst, Axis/Radius, Dirty Pretty, The Venue of Scottsdale, BarSmith, 910Live and well known festivals such as Burning Man in Blackrock, Nevada where he is camp manager of The Lost Lizard Lounge.
Zapata is a latin tech house dj that resides in Phoenix. When Zapata was little she would always catch herself unconsciously beat matching any song she would be listening to by tapping anything that was in front of her with whatever she had in her hand at the moment. Every time Zapata would listen to a song, she would always be looking out for the beats of the song instead of the lyrics and that is how years later she finally realized where her actions came from.
Zapata has practiced all types of dance for many years, salsa, meringue, bachata, cumbia, ect.. dancing came out natural from Zapata , following the beat is what lead her to what she is now, a dj.
Zapata started playing latin acoustic instruments such as bongos and congas. To her taste, this instruments infused house music to the fullest. Zapata has performed in local and international venues. She loves sharing her experience by mixing the best of latin beats in house music.
Zapata’s first cd (The most important part of dance is music) has taken her to build a fan crowd internationally. Now she is in the process of making her second cd with more latin beats than ever! You can find her on facebook, Zapata1002@hotmail.com
DJ Musa, a denizen of the valley of the sun has been building her DJ queendom beat by beat. As a young Musa, she began toying with her moms record collection and danced her teenage years in the electronic music culture. Known as a meticulous organizer, a electronic music provider and crowed rocker, Musa has uniquely injected her sisterhood sound to dance floors locally and internationally.
Musa is appropriately named by Greek mythology: she is a goddess inspired by music and art as her captivating sounds seamlessly segue different musical genres. Her vast unlimited genres include tech house, electro house, indie rock, Nu Disco, funky house, sexy latin house, and seduces the dance floor with soulful deep house. Her mixing signature technique incorporates dubs, fierce beats, acappellas, spoken word, and full vocals to create complex layers of rhythm, and proves unfailingly to pump the energy at parties, escalating the crowd to a pulsating frenzy every time. As a collective members of FUSE, you can find her establishing local residency in Phoenix and internationally in Mexico as well as producing fresh events and guesting at many premier music nights and venues.
Musa is unable to remain motionless at the decks, she is genuinely crowed pleaser, feeling the music, dancing behind the turntables, as she continuously cycles the love back to the dance floor. Her expressions are, "The electronic scene is not just the DJ, is not just the dancers, but the collaboration of everyone to make our electronic music culture rise and shine. House music to me is a spiritual thing where my spirit mind and soul meet as ONE, and that is what I broadcast to my fellow dancer friends."
"Live in truth with yourself, specially in Music. Smile :D" - Musa
released July 29, 2011
Big thanks to Musa Mind, Zapata for broadening my horizons and showing me that Latin flavor!