MIXHELL (São Paulo, Brazil)
WHO? DJ/producer duo consisting of Iggor Cavalera, drummer of famous metal band Sepultura, and his wife Laima Leyton.
WHAT? A furious metal/electro/nu rave DJ and live mashup, combining seemingly impossible artists such as Iron Maiden, Justice and Crookers!
LABELS: Boysnoize Records, Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, iHeartcomix.
WORKED WITH: Soulwax, Crookers, MSTRKRFT, Toxic Avenger, Brodinski.
THE CAVALERA EXPERIENCE: In 1984 Iggor and his brother Max founded Sepultura, one of the most influential metal bands of all time. After selling more than 15 million records Sepultura fell apart but Iggor quickly moved on. Combining longstanding musical passion for rock and metal with newfound love of electro, nu-rave and ghettotech, Iggor and Laima now produce an exciting new sound which they like to call „Rocktronica“.
FASHION PASSION: Iggor is not just your average drummer: he also owns „Cavalera“ fashion company, specializing in funny and edgy streetwear. Think King Kong, bananas and collections inspired by Brazilian 1970s and 1980s soap operas. The brand even featured at Sao Paolo Fashion Week.
EUROPEAN TOUR : Dec 2009 - Soulwax, Tiga, Erol Alkan and Mixhell
TRIVIA: Iggor collects toys and soccer jerseys and has many hobbies, including jiu-jitsu, snowboarding, surfing and drawing.
WHY ARE THEY HERE? Because the sheer amount of energy Mixhell produce in their sets is just what Carnival Party needs!