Alx Veliz and his music are products of the multicultural fabric of Toronto, a blend of histories, renewals, and currents. As he says, “in a society with various cultures, upbringing and dialects there is one thing we all have in common: love. I’ve always been a hopeless romantic so it was only right for the dominant theme in my music to be just that, love.”
Coming from a musical family (on his mother’s side, nearly everyone sings, plays, and writes), it was nearly predetermined that Alx Veliz would too find his artistic heart. That music would become a consuming passion asserted itself early and has never diminished. As a child, Veliz couldn’t sit in church, being inspired to sing and dance amid the pews. Years later, he naturally went on to lead the band at service. At age 10, he was writing music and rapping. Over the next couple of years, Veliz added the rhythmic fundamentals of bass and drums to his repertoire and went on to hone his skills as a producer while still a teen.
As an artist, Alx Veliz brought an electrifying combination of synth-driven pop with Latin rhythm to his single, “Dancing Kizomba”, that calls one’s heart to the dancefloor. Kizomba (the Angolan word for party) was a dance craze predominant in clubs from Montreal to Moscow, Montevideo to Miami. Alx Veliz’s sound takes a cue from the trend and makes it a sensation.
Alx Veliz’s chief passions beyond music are soccer (he plays weekly and is involved with Futbol4life, a non-profit developing athletic and leadership skills in Colombia) and cooking.
Alx is signed to Disney Music Publishing and is currently writing for a new animated series from Marvel.