Born to the mix of the driving rhythms of Latin music and hip hop floating in through the open windows of summertime in the boogie down Bronx, by the age of 3 Maximino Devan Perez was finding his way around his Dad’s recording studio and creating “crazy baby beats”! By 6 he had programmed his first song. His Dad, MIghty Max, the multi-talented New York Producer, Songwriter and Audio Engineer wanted to give his son a fitting DJ name that would fit Devan's passion and future aspirations. So, with Devan’s music abilities on the rise, Devan had to have a name that embodied where his talent could take him and at 6, he was reborn Devan Ibiza named for the Latin DJ mecca, the Spanish Island of Ibiza. The rarest gem of all islands it is here where DJ’s provide non-stop 24 hour a day rhythms driving the world’s party. This is the name...this is the goal...and everyday, Devan challenges himself to make the party happen!
Credited as the “Youngest Digital DJ” Devan began his DJ career at 11 performing at venues usually reserved for those with years more experience, including, game performances at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks and New York Liberty, the 2012 INTEL iSEF Conferences, the Latin Mix Conference and Awards, and the 2011 Kidz Bop ‘Kidz Star USA Talent Search’ to name a few of the highlights. Always motivated to give back any way he can, Devan was the youngest DJ ever to take part in the Make A Wish Foundation. Now at the age of 14, Devan has become a master of balance as well, putting school and education first and every other waking minute towards his music building the groundwork for a long and rewarding career.
As Devan has progressed in his mastery of technology, another opportunity presented itself through his Dad. Max was experimenting with and promoting the use of Emulator Pro equipment for a number of his clients and had the equipment in his home studio between gigs. Undaunted, Devan began experimenting with the equipment as well and due to his success at such a young age, Devan came to the attention of SmithsonMartin, Inc. creators of the Emulator Pro. The company saw the marketing brilliance of representing the future of DJ’ing not only via innovative software programs controlled by multi-touch screens, but also by having a young talent take the equipment into venues where it would get great exposure to young people. Devan was selected by SmithsonMartin to help pioneer the use of this technology in his mixes and DJ’ing gigs.
Devan is currently preparing to tour with the Emulator Pro where crowds will not only be able to hear and dance to Devan’s creative mixes, but they will be able to see Devan work the technology on a huge transparent screen bringing the 3rd dimension to his Parties. Devan Ibiza is lighting the way for the Digital Performances of the future. In the world of DJ’s, Devan Ibiza, a name to remember...once you’ve heard him, you won’t forget the Party!