EVENTS: India, Patti Labelle, Ceevox & DJ Maximus 3000 headline First Miami Beach Gay Pride
Miami Based DJ/Producer/Remixer , Record Label Owner and Experimental Artist DJ Maximus 3000 to Headline the inaugural Miami Beach Gay Pride Celebration as the Official DJ Alongside International Recording Artists and Celebrities Patti Labelle, India, Ceevox and Many More on Ocean Drive April 18, 2009.
For Immediate Release:
(Miami , FL) April 10, 2009 – 2009 is gearing up to be the year of change in more ways than one. With the first African American president elect in office, an undeniable air of unity and sense of community permeates throughout the country. In an even more over due precedent just 5 short months ago (November 2009), the City of Miami Beach commissioners “OK’d” the use of flying gay pride flags in gay owned and gay friendly establishments in Miami Beach, one of the country’s largest GLBT populated cities.
In a Historic and monumental decision ,The city of Miami Beach, The Most famous sandbar in the world, will join the ranks of world class cities like Sao Paulo, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Madrid that officially Honor the gay & Lesbian Community by hosting it’s first city Supported pride Event April 18, 2009, Thanks to Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower.
Bower States, “It is hard to believe a city as diverse and as inclusive of the GLBT community as our city has not had an official Miami Beach Gay Pride in the past”. She adds, “I am very Proud to be a part of such a historical event in our community and will make every effort to ensure that Miami Beach Gay Pride 2009 will be a success.”
In the spirit of inclusiveness and community it is no less monumental that DJ Maximus 3000, has been chosen to provide the Main stages “T-Dance” musical selections as the one and only official DJ. Heralded as a Crowd pleaser amongst His fan base; DJ Maximus 3000 is known for playing a barrage of “mashups” and “open Format” beats from Dance, Rock, Pop and more, with ease, alongside his signature nostalgic Electro-house Sets ( A very groundbreaking move for a Gay Pride celebration when the main stage is usually reserved for the well-established Circuit DJ).
The Theme of this years Miami Beach Gay Pride Celebration is to “Come show your pride side”, a testament that the GLBT Community comes from all walks of Life, now more prevalent than ever. DJ Maximus 3000’s musical background and tastes in music is as diverse as the stellar lineup that will be gracing the Main Stage as this years Headlining Acts, and the community that composes the Miami Beach , Greater Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach GLBT Community; creating a sense of one-ness ,stronger than ever. In a Rocky economy, Everyone wants to have a good time, and providing quality diverse and entertaining music was of the utmost importance.
In DJ Maximus 3000’s current bio and in a quote earlier this year he states, “One of my goals in the next few upcoming months is to take a more active part in the world around me through my sphere of influence and ties to the music industry”. That being said, Maximus has Already participated in several high profile City Sanctioned events such as official DJ to The 35th Annual Coldwell banker Miami Beach festival of the Arts, Official DJ to Art Explosion 2009 Festival of Miami and Fort Lauderdale Dance Party, to one of the featured DJs at The 17th annual National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Winter Party , with several upcoming appearances including the internationally recognized Sleepless Nights Festival in November of 2009 ; it’s no wonder this diversity has garnered him the momentous and historic slot on the decks for the pinnacle of this years festivities.
On Saturday April 18, 2009 you can Join DJ Maximus 3000 & 40,000 expected fellow “Humans” in celebrating the GLBT community, Their Friends and Family On Ocean Drive 12 Street , Free of Cost.
More about DJ Maximus 3000: Maximus’ Latest endeavors include a heart stopping series of showcase appearances during Miami’s Winter Music Conference alongside Tania Mashay (His Co-producer, Co-writer and signed artist to 8025 Alliance Music Group, Maximus’s Imprint) where audiences lost all control. He’s had 2 Recent remix productions chart on the billboard’s Hot Club Play Charts (India’s “I Can’t Get No Sleep” (Angel Eyes Music Group) # 3 , and amberRose Marie’s “Wanna Be A DJ” (Catz Entertainment) , at # 14). He has several Remix Projects already lined up for the second quarter of 2009 including work for Carol Jiani, Ceevox, and All new Original Material for Tania Mashay. His coveted Residency at Fort Lauderdale’s Living Room Nightclub “Liquid Fridays” (Nominated Best Nightclub by the Broward New Times) has become a groundbreaking and trendsetting weekly gathering, where an average of 2500 – 3000 partygoers revel in the uplifting and vivacious beats provided by Maximus 3000. DJ Maximus 3000 is currently in the studio insatiably producing his first solo Ep due out sometime this year, featuring a cross section of vocalists whom hes worked with in recent times.
On Stage Headlining:
India, Fanny Lu, Carol Jiani, Jeri, Ceevox, along with Miami Men’s Gay Chorus. Grand Marshalls: Patti Labelle & Richie Rich Along with Special Celebrity appearances.
India: a noted Grammy Award – and Latin Grammy Award – nominated singer of salsa. She began her career in the freestyle era singing Billboard dance hits like “Dancing On The Fire” and “The Lover Who Rocks You” then became known as the “Princess of Salsa”, a name given by her godmother Cuban Legend Celia Cruz. She recorded “Love And Happiness” a worldwide hit with former husband Dj Little “Louie” Vega, recently India has had several dance hits including The #1 remix to “I Can’t Get No Sleep” and The DJ Roger Sanchez produced “Music Is My Life”.
Fanny Lu: Latin Grammy nominated singer and songwriter from Colombia. Her recent hits include “No Te Pido Flores”, “Y Si Te Digo” and the Billboard Latin #1 “No Eres Para Mi”.
Ceevox: Known for her many Billboard Dance Hits this soulful house-music singer has gone international, working with the top producers and remixers in songs like “My Imagination” and her recent smash “In The Night”.
Carol Jiani: Nigerian-Canadian singer based in England best known for her early 1980’s classic hit “Hit N Run Lover”.
Miami Gay Men’s Chorus: an inclusive, community-based organization of gay men and gay-supporting people that inspires and changes lives through the power of music.
Patty LaBelle: Grammy winner, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and actress. Known for her passionate stage performances, wide vocal range and distinctive high-octave belting. Some of her biggest hits include “Lady Marmalade” and “On My Own”.
Richie Rich: American fashion designer and celebutante. Today he is part of the fashion duo known as Heatherette (together with Traver Rains). Richie released an album called “Celebutante” on October 21st, 2008 on record label Defend Music. The album is a compilation of songs including tracks from Lily Allen, Mya, Scissor Sisters, Blondie, and one from Richie himself, also titled “Celebutante.”
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