Toronto born Amália has been a Miami based DJ for 6 1/2 years, playing at Karu & Y, Space, Crobar, Mansion, Buck 15, Nikki Beach, Amika, Envy, Delano, Nerve, Blue, Cafeteria, Pearl, Touch, as well as other events. The Recording Academy’s 2005 holiday party @ Shine and Winter Music Conference March 2005 Amália played the opening set for NYC’s legendary Junior Vasquez, for Michael Tronn’s “Anthem” at Mansion. She was an “Anthem” resident, and in 2004 she played along with Peter Rauhofer (also at Crobar NYC for an Armani Exchange event), and in 2003 with Victor Calderone both for Michael Tronn’s “Anthem” party, “Little” Louis Vega for the MTV Latino Awards 2003 after party, (both events were at Crobar, Miami). As well as Sandra Collins at Nerve, Miami Beach. Continue reading ‘Amália Leandro in profile: Not just another pretty face’
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With the Winter Music Conference fast approaching, I’ve been reading all kinds of hype over some awesome Canadian DJ’s and bands that will be attending. This year Canada is actually hosting its first “Canada loves Miami” party on March 26 at the Shelborne Beach Resort. So, all you Canadians who fled south for the winter… check it out! If you’ve not been exposed to our national talent, please make sure to hit this event because the Canadian line-up is really hot: Jojoflores, Fred Everything, DJ Sneak, Luke Fair, Max Graham, Sultan, Hatiras, Jason Hodges, Jonny White, Nitin, The Roaches, Amalia Leandro, Danny Torrence, Vivie-Ann, My Favorite Robot and many others. TransCanada Radio will be there alongside a pioneer of the soul jazz and house movement in Ottawa – Trevor Walker. So if you’re headed out to WMC, be sure to look for TCR schmoozing with some of the best that dance music has to offer! Continue reading ‘WMC ‘08: Canada, represent!’