Novo Presents: Ajoyo Feat. Sarah E. Charles

DJ Mickey Perez

An American born DJ of Cuban & Ecuadorean descent, Mickey was born in Chicago, IL in August the 9th, 1978. From birth, Mickey grew up hearing music from Motown specifically The Jacksons, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations & The Supremes as well as James Brown & Michael Jackson as a solo artist to Latin greats such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Beny More, Hector LaVoe & Willie Colon on a daily basis. Upon moving to Miami in the summer of 1990 those influences would eventually morph into The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Gangstarr, Wu-Tang Clan & 2Pac among many others.

After becoming disillusioned with his career path as a Filmmaker, his passions rapidly turned from Filmmaking, Directing and Editing to learning to DJ full time after becoming inspired legendary New York, Chicago & Detroit based DJ's David Mancuso, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Theo Parrish. His goal in the beginning was simply then as it is now: to select a high standard of dance music from all parts of the world, incorporating an array of rarely heard dance music from Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean of the 60's, 70's & early 80's into his Funk, Soul & Disco sets of that same era while also mixing along at times Old School Hip Hop & House of the 80's & 90's. It was from this nexus, Mickey began his first party - The Global Breakdown - with the party's mission statement being to "bring you the funk in all its forms" paraphrasing Digable Planets' memorable lyric with the sole intention of constant movement on the dancefloor.

A full time DJ since 2010, Mickey currently holds residencies at the following locations: Camaradas in Spanish Harlem, Nublu in Alphabet City, Bembe, Cubana Social & Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg, as well as The Emerson & Splitty in Clinton Hill and lastly, Project Parlor & Doris in Bed-Stuy. I also hold a bi-weekly Tuesday party at Trophy Bar in Williamsburg and a weekly, every Friday at The Graham in Bushwick. His best & longest running party remains The Global Breakdown. Going 3+ years strong, this party goes down every 1st Saturday of the month at Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy with its only mission continuing to be to "bring you the funk in all its forms."

$15.00 - $20.00

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