MP3 Mike DeVito - Juego Peligroso
An extremely high quality Salsa album (featuring 3 beautiful ballads) that was carefully crafted and slowly perfected via Grammy Award winning engineers and amazingly talented musicians, producers and songwriters. Enjoy extraordinary musical performances
9 MP3 Songs
LATIN: Salsa, LATIN: Latin Pop
Mike DeVito was born in Miami on February 25, 1981. Born of a Cuban mother and a father of Italian descent, he grew up in family half Cuban, located in Miami and half Italian, located in New York.
From an early age he demonstrated his love for music, singing in choirs at church and in elementary school. Later on in high school, he decided to focus on Salsa, a genre that captivated him.
He enrolled in college in order to study the music business and did so under the guidance of Professor Rey Sánchez (Chayanne''s Musical Director), from whom he received a great deal of support and knowledge. "The most important thing to remember is to do things the right way from the beginning and to surround oneself with professionals in order to achieve one''s goals", says Mike, was the best advice his teacher gave him.
His first steps into the music business
After graduating college with his degree in "Music Business" and a solid foundation, Mike began working as the assistant to the Director of Promotions for Estefan Enterprises, Jairo Martínez.
As Jairo''s right hand, Mike had the opportunity to work along side various artists, including Shakira. His closeness to the artists and producers of Estefan Enterprises allowed him to demonstrate his talents to many individuals who began to take notice. Subsequently, he was hired to sing background vocals in various productions including the album "Thalía''s Greatest Hits".
Furthermore, in December of 2001, Sony Music asked Mike to participate in an album entitled "Arjona Tropical", where established Salsa artists like Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Víctor Manuel and Eddie Santiago, among others, each recorded one of Ricardo Arjona''s greatest hits arranged in Salsa. Mike was fortunate enough to have recorded the track "Señora De Las Cuatro Décadas", under the guidance of renowned producers Cucco Peña and Manny Benito.
His dream come true
At this point, Mike shifted all of his efforts to making his dream come true.......recording his own full album. In order to achieve this, he opened his own production company "Candlelight Music Group". "The idea of working on my own is a responsibility I decided to undertake because it allows me to nurture and really care for this beautiful genre of music", says Mike. Hence, his first solo musical production "Juego Peligroso" was born.
On this album, Mike demonstrates his talent not only as a singer and songwriter, but also as a producer, handpicking an all-star line up of musicians to collaborate on this album. The legendary Salsa bass player Sal Cuevas, the amazing conguero Sammy García and the extremely gifted backup singer Wichy Camacho, are but a few examples of the level of musicianship involved with this production. Mike also relied on the countless talents of Grammy Award winning engineers Ronnie Torres, Antonio Baglio and J.C. Ulloa to help bring this album to life.
"This album was made with great responsibility", says Mike. "I have tried my very best to oversee every single detail in order to create an album worthy enough of delivering to the public". At 23 years of age, this young singer has set out to become a solid ambassador of Salsa.