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26 Jan
2012

DJ Havana Brown can do it all.

Not only is she a superstar, international DJ, she’s also quickly becoming a pop phenomenon with “We Run the Night” (iTunes) featuring Pitbull, her debut single for Universal Republic Records. However, that was always the plan for Brown.

Growing up in Melbourne, the singer discovered music by raiding her brother’s collection of R&B records. Crooning along to the likes of Janet Jackson and Bobby Brown, Brown taught herself how to sing. Soon, she was performing at family gatherings and immersing herself deeper into music. After high school, the budding star started seriously writing her own songs.

Moving to the UK, she formed an R&B dance group called Fishbowl and landed a deal with Polydor. Even though Fishbowl recorded an entire album, a single was never even released as the group dissolved due to inner tensions. Brown was crushed, but she found solace under the bright lights and pulsating sounds of London’s club scene.

“I was clubbing a lot in order to suppress my depression about things not working out,” recalls Brown. “One night, I looked at the DJ, and I thought he had the best job on the world. As a DJ, you get to perform, entertain, play good music, and have fun. I knew I had to try it. When I started, it was so natural. At the time, it was what I was meant to do. It didn’t work out for me Polydor, but it led me to the next phase.”

Snagging some turntables and equipment in 2006, Brown picked up small gigs spinning around London. She slowly but surely started to carve out a following due to her diverse and energetic sets. Moving back to Australia, she landed an opening spot on tour with The Pussycat Dolls and Lady Gaga in 2008. From there, she supported Britney Spears all over Australia and Europe.

Brown established herself as a go-to DJ, manning the decks on tour before major pop presences such as Chris Brown, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, and many more. In the meantime, she became the first female DJ in Australia to sign a major label record deal with Universal Music and she began releasing her compilation series, Crave, via the label. Juggling everything flawlessly, she hosted various popular radio shows across Australia, remaining inescapable.

However, everything simply served as a prelude to “We Run the Night”. Over infectious beats from mega-hot producer RedOne, Brown seduces with an irresistible refrain. Her voice shimmers soulfully, while Pitbull drops a kinetic verse. The song stands out as a bona fide anthem equally ready for the radio airwaves and the clubs.

About the “We Run the Night”, Brown reveals, “I wanted to combine the club and commercial words in one song. I wanted to make something that I could play in my DJ sets and on my radio show. It was a challenge, as I had to work with people who understood what’s happening in the club scene and in pop music at the same time. RedOne was perfect. We were trying to mix two types of music together.”

The track bridges those gaps seamlessly with its hyper catchy, sexy hook and incendiary bump ‘n’ groove. “The lyrics are about music, but there’s this sexual innuendo in there. I like boys, but I love music,” laughs Brown. “It brings everything together, while showing how music makes me feel.”

Listeners are going to feel “We Run the Night” as soon as they hear it. Most importantly for Brown, the song establishes her foundation as an artist, seeing her jump from behind the decks to center stage.

“It’s a great introduction to the kind of artist I am and I’m going to be,” she declares. “However, it also represents me as a DJ. I didn’t want to neglect that side. My dream was always to make music that I could play in the clubs and on my radio shows.”

That’s exactly what she’s doing. Still, Brown is at another new beginning. “I want people to forget everything and feel free when they hear my music,” she concludes. “I want them to move, dance, feel sexy, and enjoy life. I want them to escape.”

Havana Brown doesn’t simply “run the night”, she’s about to run pop.

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17 Oct
2011

Pitbull’s having an incredible year and a half. He scored a top pop hit with his vocals on Enrique Iglesias’s “I Like It.” Then released his own highly praised album Planet Pit which yielded another chart topping single “Give Me Everything” (ft. Ne-Yo). Now, Pitbull’s on the Euphoria Tour with Enrique and they performed at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Thursday night. Check out photos from his set below thanks to Phil DeSimone (FromThePhotoPit.com


28 Aug
2011

Pitbull performed “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo on the MTV VMAs.

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02 Aug
2011

Pitbull performed “Hey Baby” on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up his new album Planet Pit on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

08 Jul
2011

International music sensation Pitbull just off an unprecedented national television launch including The Voice Finals and the biggest crowd yet for this Summer’s Today Show Concert Series continues to dominate the charts this week as “Give Me Everything,” the second single from his critically acclaimed album Planet Pit, climbs to #1 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream and Rhythm charts. A global phenomenon, the smash hit went #1 in the UK and reached the Top 10 in over 15 countries.

The growing success of “Give Me Everything,” which features Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, builds on the momentum started by the album’s first single, “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor),” a Top 10 smash at Rhythm and Top 40 last fall. The massive popularity of these singles has fueled anticipation for the arrival of his sixth studio album Planet Pit, which was named “Best Party Album” by Entertainment Weekly. The New York Times said “Pitbull, now more important than ever, and more popular, thanks to his irrepressible new album” and The Washington Post said “Planet Pit is its own future Greatest Hits package.”

Tailor-made for summer’s sunny days and endless nights, the album pulses with relentless rhythms and rapid-fire rhymes, featuring contributions by pop music luminaries such as Planet Pit’s next single with Latin Megastar Marc Anthony in “Rain Over Me”, others include Jamie Foxx (“Where Do We Go), Chris Brown (“International Love”), and Kelly Rowland (“Castles Made of Sand”). Planet Pit also includes appearances by some of today’s hottest artists, including T-Pain and Sean Paul, plus top producers like Dr. Luke, David Guetta, Max Martin and Afrojack.

In just two years, Pitbull has compiled an impressive record by notching four Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Hey Baby,” “Give Me Everything,” “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Hotel Room Service.” Pitbull has also demonstrated his massive crossover appeal with “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” and “Hotel Room Service.”

In addition to the highly anticipated release of Planet Pit, Pitbull just released his first application for the iPad. Produced by Roba Interactive, the app will provide fans with interactive liner notes that include high-end audio and video, interviews, text, photos and more. Later this year, Pitbull and his live band will tour U.S. arenas with Enrique Iglesias and special guest Prince Royce. The tour begins September 22 in Boston and will visit nearly 20 cities before ending October 22 in Miami for what promises to be a triumphant homecoming show for Pitbull.

PITBULL and ENRIQUE IGLESIAS with PRINCE ROYCE this Fall:
Sept. 22 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
Sept. 23 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Arena
Sept. 24 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sept. 27 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Sept. 29 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
Sept. 30 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
October 1 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
October 2 Milwaukee, WI** Eagles Ballroom
October 3 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
October 6 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 7 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
October 8 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Resort and Spa
October 12 Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 13 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 15 El Paso, TX Don Haskin Center
October 16 Laredo, TX Laredo Events Center
October 18 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
October 20 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center
October 21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
October 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

** = Pitbull only

29 Jun
2011

Pitbull has released his new hit album Planet Pit and this Thursday, June 30th (at 7pm), he’ll be playing a special invite only show in New York City courtesy of iheartradio. Planet Pit features guest appearances by everyone from T-Pain to Ne-Yo and Enrique Iglesias. You never know which one will stop by so you definitely want to be at this show!

We have a pair of tickets saved JUST FOR YOU! Just email us theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject:I WANNA SEE PITBULL!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win!

24 Jun
2011

Pitbull performed “Give Me Everything” (w/Ne-Yo) on Lopez Tonight.

Watch the video below and pick up his new album Planet Pit on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

22 Jun
2011

Pitbull performed “Give Me Everything” (w/Ne-Yo) and “Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Watch the videos below and pick up his new album Planet Pit on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

17 Jun
2011

Pitbull performed “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Watch the video below and pick up the song on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and pre-order the album Planet Pit

22 Nov
2010

Last night, ABC aired the American Music Awards live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The best part of the show might be that there were performances shown than awards presented. If you don’t like pop music, you probably hated the show and didn’t watch. Regardless, check out videos of every performance below.

Bon Jovi

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

Black Eyed Peas

Kid Rock

Diddy-Dirty Money

Miley Cyrus

Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull

Rihanna

New Kids On The Block with The Backstreet Boys

Carlos Santana with Gavin Rossdale

Ke$ha

Train

Usher

Christina Aguilera

Taylor Swift

Ne-Yo

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