Mixhell is the electronic music project of Brazilian husband and wife duo Igor Cavalera and Laima Leyton.One of the coolest performances in the Yamaha room at Superbooth 19 was Mixhell, the electronic music project of Yamaha drum artist and Sepultura co-founder Igor Cavalera and his wife Laima Leyton. They began performing together in 2004 and have collaborated with artists such as Diplo, MSTRKRFT, 2manydjs, and DJ Hell.
Mixhell performed a high-energy set featuring Laima on ReFace CS and DX connected to Ableton Live and Igor playing the DTX920K andLive Custom Hybrid Oak drum kits. Their music incorporates a wide range of influences from trance, techno, samba and metal. Check it out below!
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Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.