Alx Veliz Presents Dancing Kizomba, November 6
ALX VELIZ PRESENTS HIS DEBUT RELEASE DANCING KIZOMBA
TORONTO MUSIC SENSATION NOW A GLOBAL CITIZEN WITH WORLDWIDE ALBUM DEAL
VIDEO PREMIERE AT BILLBOARD.COM & BILLBOARD EN ESPANOL05 NOVEMBER 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Toronto-based breakout artist Alx Veliz has signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Group (Universal Music Canada, Universal Music Latin and Mercury Records), which will release his first single globally on November 6. Dancing Kizomba weds a propulsive dance beat with sultry, seductive vocals. A collaboration with producer Medy Landia, Dancing Kizomba is the first taste of the upcoming album, which will illuminate Veliz’s wide-ranging sonic tapestry. The video premieres today at Billboard.com and Billboard En Español. Kizomba (Angolan word for party) is the hottest dance craze in decades and is already predominant in every studio and club from Montreal to Moscow, Montevideo to Miami. Kizomba is a key component of a dance movement that began in Angola and is characterized by a slower and more romantic rhythm. This sexy form of dance has quickly spread and is making its’ way to the mainstream world. Alx Veliz’s soundtrack takes a cue from the trend and makes it a sensation. Dancing Kizomba is a narrative song, celebrating a man and woman falling in love via the beauty of dance. Veliz has been making and producing music since childhood and has toured alongside some of music’s biggest stars. He is now set to emerge on a global scale, having secured releases in the US, Europe, Latin America, Australia, the UK and more. “It took me a long time to find my sound because my influences are so diverse,” he says, listing everything from samba and salsa to reggae, hip-hop, and the king of pop, Michael Jackson. Drawing on a myriad of musical styles and eras, Veliz’s international appeal comes from his savvy combination of dance floor-filling pop and smooth Latin grooves that underpin a sound with substance, which sets him apart from other artists in his genre. On stage, Veliz is just as comfortable surrounded by a full band as he is with a DJ, or even solely a guitar to accompany his velvet-smooth vocals. Regardless of the setting, it’s about sharing something unforgettable. “Every time I perform, I leave everything on the stage,” he says. “I want to make sure it’s an experience they remember, and that they need to feel again”. Dancing Kizomba will soon begin to impact worldwide and Veliz will also begin a promotional tour to support his single.