Wednesday, 28 March 2018


The Latin Prince is an accomplished DJ with an exceptional gift to sense and respond rapidly to the crowds ear at a deeper level with his thrilling and surprising sound blends to drive the dance floor wild. Be it Hip Hop, Latin, EDM and spanning to any genre or decade. With an ‘open format’ approach and versatility to meet all music tastes. The Latin Prince keeps those feet moving and energy on a high and in his own words ‘puts himself in the middle of the dance floor’ and ‘reaches out to capture the soul of everyone’ and give them the best experience.

A bridge between the artist & audience, the International DJ also steps out of the DJ booth to create various avenues to other ventures. Collecting more titles under his belt throughout his early career such as producer, remixer, video DJ, founder of Bum Squad DJZ (now known as The Mix Syndicate), Director of Rap Promotions at MCA Records, Head
 ing promotional campaigns at TVT Records (Pitbull’s early career) National Director of Mix Show West Coast for Universal Records/Motown Records in Los Angeles. The Latin Prince has also launched his own marketing and promotions company called Urban Jungle Music. Still room for fingers in different pies, fast forward to today The Latin Prince takes the crowning title as Regional Director ‘East’ at DJ City,  Yet The Latin Prince still finds time to cut and scratch put together remixes for Pitbull’s Globalization radio on SiriusXM on Channel 13 every week and DJ at various spots around the world. Known also as simply ‘LP’, with his outside the DJ booth thinking the Latin Prince is also a Brand Ambassador to the Official Belaire and has his own clothing line Official Sucia.

Humble and approachable, The Latin Prince always gets the crowd going not only through the airwaves of Globalization Radio but also on the dance floor where he mingles with the crowd in between to take snaps with party goers and makes time to stop for a friendly chat. After what felt like many nights of dancing away to his energetic and spellbinding mixes, I was lucky enough to catch the talented DJ and entrepreneur on the Pitbull Cruise who has a warm, fun and magnetic personality to match.

The Latin Prince talks to us about his career, DJ City, Globalization, Pitbull, influences and favourite artists to a DJ’s super powers of controlling emotions and sparking memories, his new upcoming album and much more.

Hi Latin Prince! Thanks for taking the time to talk to me…So tell me, how did the name Latin Prince come about?
It’s very simple, especially because I’m Latino - there’s the ‘Latin’ part of it but I’m also a huge fanatic of the artist Prince. So that’s how the ‘Prince’ part came about. Latin Prince! I’m Latino then the Prince part of it.

Kind of like a homage to the King. I’m a fanatic! I got to meet Prince before and the story goes on ..but that’s the origin of where the name came from.

Interesting….I would not have thought to put that together
Simple. But to the point.

For anyone who hasn’t yet heard one of your sets, how would you describe your style?
I would say I’m an open format DJ. I don’t like to ‘pigeon hole’ myself to a particular genre and be thought of as “We want to hire him because all he plays is Hip Hop or we just want him to do an EDM set because that’s all he does” For me it’s like being an open format DJ and being able to play everything.

I consider my set a journey. I take you into a journey where you’re going to listen to your favourite R&B, you’re going to listen to some up tempo dance stuff and be “Oh I haven’t heard that“ for a minute and be like yesterday (on the Pitbull Cruise set) you heard some journey. We played Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) and music like that. Just some feel good music that motivates the heart and gets you going. I want people to be in that atmosphere where they feel like “Oh My God this is just amazing, I’m listening to some of my favourite jams that I haven’t heard in a while” or just the way it’s put together and the execution of how I do my mixes - so definitely open format is the journey I like to take people on.

What music did you grow up listening to. Prince being one of them, as you have talked about and who are your favourite artists today?
Growing up I would go through my mum’s collection of music – she has Spanish music but also Funk. Commodores, Tower of Power when I was growing up and those kind of genres of music. Very, very Funk influenced life so I love it. In the 80’s listening to Cameo.

I love Cameo!

You know what I’m saying! Exactly, like Word Up. That kind of vibe. Even when I started first DJ-ing I just loved playing that kind of funky stuff like Midnight Starr and those kind of vibes. It’s so funny because I was playing some of that stuff last night and I was looking up and there was this guy like ”Rightyou’re playing that stuff” but they really don’t know what you’re playing because it’s a younger generation. Even when playing freestyle like Expose, Debbie Deb. Some people and demographics know their music. But that’s what I grew up on for the most part growing up in San Fransisco.

One of the greatest cities where I feel there’s a music culture where you listen to everything (laughs). So I would say those were my influences at the very beginning and of course some Spanish.

What about Today?
Today? Who are my favourite artist besides from Pitbull? I love The Weeknd – he’s amazing. A very talented artist. That’s a hard question.  I cannot forget about Bruno Mars. Bruno Mars is, how can I say this, he’s like the new James Brown. He’s such a good performer he just gives you that energy, he goes in all 100%. JLO I love. 
How do you prepare for a set?
When I’m looking at my computer I have my sets categorised. But for the most part I just go with the flow! Some DJ’s prepare their sets and go with “I’m going to play this” For me because I DJ so much I have an idea of what I want to play and I’m just watching the crowd. What I do is put myself in the middle of the dancefloor. LP is right in the middle of the dancefloor so If I’m a party goer what do I want to listen to? If I throw in this jam or play this other song. I’m going to lose it. That’s how I prepare myself.

You definitely made people lose it on this ship!
And that’s my high. Making people feel good! I told a friend a long time ago, you know how there’s a God and doctors might be God-like because they can help save lives or heal you? In a way as a DJ to be able to control people’s emotions is a very powerful thing.

You can be in the middle of the dance floor and hear a song and feel a certain way. For example for me it’s like I would listen to a song and think what was I doing? What kind of great memories sparked when I heard that song? Maybe I had a break up or maybe I had the best time on this trip with my boys, or I would be just doing something fun and that song would be the most popular one at the time. It’s a journey where the music touches you. Like you reach out and capture the soul of everyone and you move them. And that’s very powerful to be able to control peoples emotions.

That’s so on point and explained really well. I get it

You get right?

Completely…Tell me, for those of us that aren’t familiar, what is DJ City?
DJ City is the No.1 record pool on the globe. If you’re a DJ and you need content where do you go? You go to DJ City. Record labels give DJ City promo music which they are pushing and give us the files. You pay for those files. Basically, we curate the music and give you the best. There’s a lot of music out there but we make sure that when you come to DJ City you pick the right music, the best quality and we have everything from Hip Hop, EDM to House, Spanish to Dancehall and Reggae. Like I say, everything. Whatever is popular, whatever is coming up and making waves. That’s where you go to DJ City. It’s $1 a day – as $30 a month subscription. You subscribe, we do a little background check and if all is ok you get in.

Our offices are world headquarters. Culver City California. We have DJ City Japan, DJ City UK. It’s really huge for us in the UK. We have Germany and we have a lot of satellite offices like in Italy, France, Finland and much more so we are definitely a worldwide operation and we take pride in that too. To make sure everyone is getting the best service.

As Regional Director East at DJ City tell us more about what that entails...
I’m in charge of all East Coast operations and I look out for markets from Florida to all the way to the top, New England. You know how they say out sight out of mind? My job is to make sure that people and DJ’s understand and know that we are here. That DJ City is here to help you, here to serve you by any means necessary. My job is to create events.

I have DJ City ambassadors in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and New York. My ‘gig’ is basically to have DJ’s come on and subscribe to the site and a lot of marketing. A lot of pushing and making sure people understand us and “hey! Come check us out”

You’ve stepped out of  the DJ arena expanding to, Producer, Remixer, Video DJ  – You’ve worked with so many artists in so many different ways, are there any particular projects you are the most proud of?
Every project I put myself into, my hands into, I endorse, or I am a part of in anyway promotion-wise or just in the making of.  I think every person I work with is very special. Everyone definitely has a special touch and I think everything that I have worked with has been a dear project to myself.

I’m scrolling through your Instagram and one minute you’re in this city, next minute you’re in that country! Looks like you’re giving Pitbull a run for the ‘Mr Worldwide’ title. What’s your favourite city?
Wow! my favourite city? Hong Kong has been amazing. I say Hong Kong because it captured my eye. But you know I’ve been around the world and been to so many different places. I think every city I love because every city has its own touch, its own spark. So when I go to Croatia I love it because the food is amazing, the beaches, the islands and just the whole vibe is incredible. I love Berlin, I think there’s a certain swag about that city. When I go to the UK and go to London I’m just about the castles and the medieval things!

When you’re in London, let’s go inside Buckingham Palace!
Yes, lets book that! I think every city that I go to has it’s own special moments. It’s tough. I think I love every city because it brings something to the eye and my heart and I really have fun. Thailand has his own thing, Australia has its own beauty. It’s been a pleasure to be able to experience and see all these amazing places and be able to talk about it. Get paid to do what I love. I LOVE EVERY CITY GODAMMIT!

(Both laugh)
Speaking of Mr Worldwide,  you both go back a long way - how did you  first come to work together?
When Pitbull got signed to TVT (Records), they said “Hey, we got this new kid named Pitbull. Just take him with you and do what you do” and we went on the road and my job was to introduce him to every DJ and every possible situation where it would benefit him. I said to Pitbull “Listen, you’re going to meet all these guys. I want you to take everybody’s information, I want you to give them information as well and if they need anything, if they need a drop? Do it. If they need a jingle or if they want you to do a mix tape with them? Do it. I want you to be accessible to the guys who are going to be helping you break your music. Because at the end of the day it all starts with the DJ and it all ends with the DJ.

For you, what would you say is the best part about working with Pitbull?
Learning from him. I continue to just learn. Pitbull’s vision, energy it motivates me. When I listen to the new music it just makes me push harder and now that we’re independent and we don't depend on a label, it’s our show, it’s even better and we’re playing by our own rules. Pitbull is just an incredible soul, he’s very driven and I appreciate that from him.

I really enjoy your sets on Globalization - How did the station come about on SiriusXM?
When Pitbull got the channel, Edwin (DJ Phenom. President of DJ City Worldwide and SiriusXM Radio Program Director of Pitbull's Globalization Radio) said we definitely want to get you a slot.

I’ve been blessed to be able to entertain the masses and every week when I put my shows together I take a lot of pride and really take my time to mix. I want to make sure that everyone listens to some new stuff, stuff that’s about to become big and of course sprinkle some old stuff and again take them into that journey. I’m cooking, I’m cooking (laughs) That’s what I’m doing.

That’s how the whole thing came about. It’s been amazing to be able to transfer that energy.

Do you have a favourite Pitbull song or album?
Calle Ocho has always been my favourite. I just love that sample!

What’s your ‘banker’ Pitbull song guaranteed to get the crowd going on the dance floor?
Timber – Always! Pitbull has a lot of bangers but the girls especially seem to love the combination of Pitbull and Kesha.

We’re here on the Pitbull Cruise – What three things can’t you cruise without?
Hmm…. (long pause and thinks hard) What are your three things?

You’re not meant to interview the interviewer!   (Both Laugh)
I would say my shoe collection, my camera and my equipment.

Are there any crazy things that have happened on your journey so far?
There’s been a crazy situation when I was DJ-ing and some drunk guy just came and poured their beer on my equipment and everything just stopped working.

Wow, someone actually did that?
Yes. When people request music and you don’t play their music sometimes they become obnoxious “When are you gonna play my song? When are you gonna play?”  I’m like, I got you. Don’t forget I’m not going to just pass my journey so I could play your song. So I say I promise I will play it but you’ve got to give me some time to fit it into my set. For the most part I always like to play their requests and it’s lovely when they come back and say “Thank you so much that meant a lot for you to play the song” But there are times when you deal with unpleasant people.

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learnt in the industry?
To be humble at all times. Stay humble at all times. I’m not bigger than anybody else. I stay grounded and I think that’s something I will continue to do no matter what – oh and treat interns properly! (laughs)

Can you share a momentous or high point in your career so far…
I thank you Pitbull very much for letting me open up for you and Enrique Iglesias at Madison Square Gardens. That was amazing. That was the highlight - I mean that’s a legendary venue to be able to open up to a sell-out crowd. That was an amazing experience and Pitbull put me there. That’s something that was the moment for me as a DJ.

You’ve been in the game for a long time, do you think technology has damaged the true authentic art of DJ-ing with vinyl or helped it along?
I think that for us older DJ’s…I’m not trying to age myself (laughs)

Shall we say ‘experienced, veteran?
Let me take it from there! For us ‘seasoned veterans’ the technology has helped us to not carry crates of records. I remember back in the day travelling and just carrying records, losing records on planes, or somebody left my crate behind.

I think that technology is coming. You can’t stop it. In all fields from medical to music – it comes to where you are getting new tools for how to do your job and you have to embrace it.

There’s been conversations in the past ‘anyone can be a DJ’ if you have a music library but its about how you present and execute it. That’s what separates you from everybody else.

I embrace technology. Everyday there’s new things coming out and I’m teaching myself and I’m learning new things. I don’t think that they created this stuff to take away the value. I mean, I still go by vinyl and I have turntables. When you listen to vinyls and MP3’s you can tell the difference between the two. I do miss vinyl, but I don’t miss vinyl (laughs)

Your mixes make me want to get up, dance and escape! A complete energy shifter! Are there any DJ’s that do it for you?
Jazzy Jeff - He is somebody who I really enjoy. DJ Craze. Some of these freestyle guys just really bring some fire to a set.

Who would be your dream to DJ, produce or remix for?
To DJ with? I’d say Jazzy Jeff. I would love to do some remix work with DJ Craze- he’s also from Nicaragua and definitely has a dope ear!

So you’re going to teach me how to DJ right? When is that happening?
We definitely have to prepare a class for you. The question is do we need to get you some gear?

Why, do you think I will mess up your equipment? (Both laugh)
No, because if I show you and teach you and that will be the end of that

What do you mean…..?
Like you’re going to go home and you won’t practice.

I will practice!
So the first thing we need to get you is a controller.

You’re going to have to teach me all the technical stuff…
The first thing you are going to have to learn is your Beats Per Minute. BPM.

Every song has a Beats Per Minute.  One song might have 102 BPM’s another has 90 BPM’s. That’s the first thing as a DJ you have to learn, your Beats Per Minute because that’s how you blend. All the songs are blended by their beats per minute. For example, I have a song that’s 94 BPM’s and I have another one that’s 94 BPMS and it’s a smooth transition.

And keys - Is it an A or B? And they blend smoother.

Learn your history about music. Especially the young DJ’s. I ask who do you think is old school and they come up with an artist that really isn’t old school. Us DJ’s need to somehow find a way to educate the youth and bring them up to speed and have them learn.

Music has been around so long. I mean even last night when I was playing Stand By Me (Ben E King) it’s that feel good journey. If you ask someone who did Stand By Me and they say is that Travis Scott?  No.

Actually, my next question was going to be if you had any advice to up and coming DJ’s?
The only advice I give to DJ’s is:
1.To continue to work
2.The networking amongst DJ’s is a must. That’s how you are able to advance in your career. It’s part of your job
3.Stay humble, don’t think that you’re better than anybody else.  I really respect a humble DJ. For example when I speak to Jazzy Jeff he’s so humble and gives me the time and respect but yet he’s such a huge talent. When you have that mentality of humblness and level of respect, your peers will really respect you.

What’s next?   
I’m working on my album. What I’m planning on doing is put out a 2 cd and 2 vinyl where one side is going to be Hip Hop and R&B and the other side House and EDM. Some up tempo dance on one side and then some Hip Hop that you could groove to.

It's going to be called Music Is My Weapon.

Looking forward to that! Please Let us know when the album is coming out Latin Prince! And thank you sharing more with us and all the great memories and music on the Pitbull Cruise! An absolute honour and pleasure to have meet you. 

Catch The Latin Prince on SiriusXM Globalization Channel 13

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Sunday, 11 March 2018


All aboard the Pitbull Cruise again for the ultimate Pitbull experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else with Mr Worldwide. The second annual Pitbull After Dark Party whisked away party goers on the Norwegian Jade from Miami to Nassau in the Bahamas between the 2-5th March 2018 for yet another jam packed, intensive, non-stop party-a-thon. Yet again proving that there is no party like a Pitbull party and there’s no party cruise like the Pitbull Cruise!

There’s nothing superficial or uptight about it.  The cruise is very much like what Pitbull himself embodies ‘realness’ and fun. As Pitbull’s phrase goes to get off the chain and what happens on the ship? Well that’s a case of ‘convenient amnesia’

So what’s different this time round? Pitbull is always looking to shake things up and do things differently so it’s no surprise that the second cruise has been mixed up in more ways than one before we even board the ship. First, we have the opportunity for those who booked during the pre-sale to be automatically entered into a fan lotto to win a range of on board experiences from a photo with Pitbull, Teppanyaki dinner with a toast by Pitbull, chance to introduce Pitbull before his Motivational Conversation and a Voli 305 Vodka Cocktail Hour with Pitbull.

Yet it doesn’t end there. There’s a cocktail of brand new experiences on board such as Pitbull’s very own vodka brand Voli 305 Vodka hosting the Voli 305 Musical Chairs game, a bar crawl and cocktail contest. Add a good few hours in Nassau, Bahamas with a selection of on shore excursions. While some are just too good to shake up like The Most Bad Ones Boot camp, Zumba, Silent disco and themed nights which this time round are the White Party and That 70’s Night.  We’ve only just touched upon a tip of what’s to come so without further ado let’s get on the ship.

DAY 1: Fri 2nd March

Pitbull paradise is upon us from the music in the hallways to images all over the place in one shape or form of the man himself. An escape from reality but a welcomed assault on the senses of all things Pitbull.  There’s no escaping Voli 305 Vodka anywhere either who this year have brand new concoctions at the bar with A Lo Pit (Voli, water and three lime wedges a ‘Pitbull drink’ and Pom Con Coco infused with Coconut and pomegranate juice and La Mulita infused with ginger beer and guava juice. I dare you to try to even choose just one as a favourite!  

After boarding and the important things are out of the way like the mandatory safety training, fans gather to take their place on the pool deck for a family photo and a shot of Voli 305 Vodka at the Sail Away Toast. Fans are handed out we free shot’s of Voli cocktails ready to down as Pitbull rolls on stage more prepared with a whole bottle in hand.

Where Mr Worldwide thanks his team, Flo Rida, Yandel, DJ Laz, fans who came in from all around the world. A thank you and a Happy Birthday to Becky G too who celebrated her birthday bash with the DJ ILL Set just before the Toast Off.  Reminiscing about the Miami boys on the ship hustling back in the days like Flo Rida and what a blessing it was to be on a ship together.

Acknowledging fans from Down Under in OZ waving their national flag with a “Like those in Australia say - Cheers Big Ears! To Love, life happiness, enjoy, have fun. Thank you all so much” Just before fans get to down a shot in unison with Mr Worldwide on stage.
We can all say we had a drink with Pitbull and a good few hundred other members of the Pitbull Fan Family of course!

That’s the toast done and we’re straight in with fellow Miamian and international superstar Flo Rida. Mr International Flo Rida wowed the excited crowds screaming with delight as he performed hits such as such as Good Feeling which was a fitting song to start with to match vibe in air. Speaking of air it wasn’t long before Flo got everyones hands ‘In The Ayer’ too! Hit after hit not forgetting the iconic Low. The moment that took it to another high especially for old school fans like myself was a surprise performance by Flo Rida with DJ Laz of Move Shake Drop getting some ladies from the crowd and onto the stage to do just that. Trademark Flo Rida getting involved with the crowd on another level with his own version of crowd surfing and throwing a handful of roses and dollars in the air.

Pitbull promised a non-stop party and that means straight in with DJ Danny West keeping the party going on after Flo Rida. Dance away or get active and head over to the Flip Cup Challenge. Congratulations to our #PitbullGirls for getting through the first round and thank you for taking on my sponsorship.

If the Voli 305 Vodka at the Sail Away Toast gave you a taste for more, then for a small fee cruisers can explore the different bars on the Norwegian Jade and have a good few drinks along the way on the Around The Jade Bar Crawl. A bar crawl on the ship with your hands not short of a drink of Voli 305 Vodka in hand.

From Pitbull the man himself to some of his closest friends in the industry spanning from the beginning of his career, join us on this jamboree upon the sea. An exceptionally talented team of scratchologist’s from Pitbull’s Sirius XM Channel 13 Globalization Radio and media personalities such as the legendary DJ Laz , The Latin Prince, Danny West, DJ Soulman, Damaged Goods, Santarosa, DJ ILL Set joined by DJ Johnny Seriuss and Crisco Kidd. Along of course his very own DJ Chino who all make the whole experience just as spectacular with their great sets. Pitbull, the talent, the activities are amazing but just as equally the ones that keep the vibe flowing, the feet dancing, the memories in creation and emotions that come with it and make the Pitbull Cruise experience incomparable are these remarkably skilled DJ’s with the humble, warm and approachable personalities to match. Believe me when I say you haven’t seen and felt music until you hear the talent on Globalization radio. These DJ’s are a HUGE part in making the cruise the success that it is. The Norwegian Jade is screaming DJ City and Globalization Radio, or as I like to say ‘There is always a DJ on THEIR decks on one of THE decks!’

After Danny West on the Pool Deck follows more personal dream DJ’s The Latin Prince and also DJ Laz warming up the crowd re-introducing Booty Bass to the ship while Voli 305 Girls throw out merchandise into the crowd, just before the first Pitbull concert starts at 10pm.

After Dark Party really does mean an ‘after dark’ party. What an incredible show nothing short of infectious energy to get the crowd going. Back drop before Mr Worldwide hits the stage has snippets with Tony Robbins CAN in the word can’t and Possible in the word imPOSSIBLE. Pitbull ever the motivator, manifestor, inspirer brings us these words even before the motivational conversation. Always a nugget of inspiration and motivation in between the breaks during the concerts by Pitbull.

Pitbull, The Agents, DJ Chino and the sassiest and fierce dancers The Most Bad Ones. The moment gets higher in anticipation of the signature Pitbull and Leo Brooks air guitar session which never ceases to amaze. What a phenomenal feeling. Outdoor concert, at night, somewhere on the ocean between Miami and the Bahamas. 

Simply exhilarating. Pitbull sets the stage alight with crowd pleasers such as Feel This Moment, Time Of Our Lives, Rain Over Me, Fireball, Hotel Room, Give Me Everything, Echa Pa’lla to some old school classics like Culo, to Mid school hits like Shake Señora. Mr Worldwide gave us a varied taste of old to new school and that was just a great trip down memory lane and the journey forward.

Taking a moment to look around, the proof is on the pool deck as once again we are reminded of just how Pitbull’s music still crosses all genres, all walks of  life, all ages in life. Fans from all over the United States and around the world from UK, Australia and beyond are brought together by the music of this one man. Pitbull. True to his word that music is the universal language. Ageless and genre-less with everyone on board to have a great time and celebrate life, this wonderful man and his wonderful team. A pleasure to see and meet the lovely Abuela 305 ‘Margarita’ who is in her 80’s and partying again with a bottle of Voli 305 Vodka and shown a lot of love from Mr Worldwide, Team Pitbull and fans alike.

But the party has only just got started. As the concert draws to a close elsewhere on the other decks, sets from DJ Chino, DJ Soulman, Danny West, Damaged Goods and Santarosa open up for those who still have energy to burn as the DJ’s thrill with their mixes as the cruisers dance away until the early hours near to 3am. Great to hear mixes from DJ Mutis throughout the nights too and to discover another great DJ! However, if you want to party to your own beat then the Sound Off Silent Disco is the place to be.

DAY 2: Sat 3rd March 

Up early and disembark at Nassau, Bahamas 8am where there is a choice of simply chilling on the beach and checking out local spots or a range of pre booked excursions such as swimming with dolphins (personally recommend) and other water based activities. If you didn’t fancy any of that then you can stay on the ship where Pitbull’s Globalization DJ’s spin tracks back to back until 3pm when The Most Bad Ones put us through our paces with their Dance Boot Camp and show us how to move.  As if the scorching sun on the pool deck wasn’t hot enough, more sizzle and sass with a lot of class by these talented ladies who heat things up even more.

Everyone back on board and report to the pool deck by 4:30pm where Yandel took the stage to bring some more Latin flavour on the ship. Didn’t matter how good your Spanish was as Yandel drew everyone into feeling the rhythm of reggeaeton.  Followed by rising star and stunning Becky G at 6:30pm keeping the crowd moving as the sun sets.  Who is then followed by DJ Soulman and Damaged Goods keeping the party going at various spots on the ship.

Continuing with the full on Latin theme, Bliss Lounge brings us Latin Dance Lessons to show off later where you can learn some salsa y mas!

After all that, it’s time for a drink and an intimate Voli 305 Mixology session at the Spinnaker room where the team create a cocktail mix and pass round shots of the drink. Inviting the audience on stage to make a toast and take a shot togetherThe Voli Mixology Sessions featured two winning recipes submitted as part of a contest. The lucky winners were The Succulent TMBO created by Sherri Ann O and the Espresso Voli-tini created by Jack D. A shot after shot after shot after responsible shot with variations of Voli 305 Vodka in an intimate dark setting.

The second night brings an ocean of white on board with the ‘White Party’ theme with cruisers dressed in all white attire in different styles- including one brave man who simply had on a white suit shirt and white socks. So even if you didn’t have anything to wear it was crazy and comfortable enough to ‘push the boat out’ and go all in or just go improvise with the unthinkable! It all works!

The clock hits 11pm and its time for the second Pitbull concertMr Worldwide says ‘The devil’s hot but I’m hotter’ and he certainly doesn’t need any sun to prove that as we get ready ‘after dark’ for another rip-roaring show creating waves of excitement on the pool deck yet again. There’s a certain sense of magic that a Pitbull concert brings and everyone that comes with that package. The Most Bad Ones are one of the best in their business and their personalities, energy really radiate outwards. While The Agents draw us in with the sounds. There are good bands that are Live and then there are GREAT ones like The Agents and DJ Chino fist pumping away reeling everyone in. It’s game over. The crowd has been driven into Pit-elation.

Still not tired? Keep working those floors on the pool deck throwing moves and ‘Drop It Like It’s White Hot’ in line with the dress theme with DJ Laz and DJ Candy Boy. Followed by DJ Santarosa and Danny West with DJ Crisco Kidd on the mic. When Santarosa, Danny West and Crisco Kidd get together you better hold tight. This trio get the crowd jumping along with them. Insane.

Elsewhere on the ship, visit the Royalty that is the Latin Prince and check out this accomplished DJ with an exceptional gift to sense and respond rapidly to the crowds ear at a deeper level with his thrilling and surprising sound blends in the Bliss Lounge followed by the unparalleled and talented DJ ILL Set that brings along infectious energy and throws a few dance moves herself as she’s DJ-ing lifting the crowd even more. Great to see DJ Johnny Seriuss on the mic too keeping us on our feet.

The Sound Off Silent Disco too is back again around the same time if you want a switch from speakers to headphones

Day 3: Sun 4th March 

Shake It off with some more Zumba and The Most Bad Ones Dance Boot Camp late morning on the deck. If your feet haven’t still touched the floor since we left shore then it’s time to spin around some more with the Voli 305 Musical Chairs with DJ ILL Set to entertain that inner child (a very grown up aged over 21 child) for an adaptation of musical chairs. When the music stops make sure you get that seat and be ready for some crazy challenges and shots of Voli in between!

Another spectacular show put on by Becky G before The Latin Prince gets the crowd going at 3pm for an hour just before the Pitbull Motivational Conversation starts. The Pitbull Motivational Conversation is the only time Pitbull can get the crowd on mute while he is on stage doing the inspirational talk sharing his wisdom. What makes it special is that it is real. Pitbull’s story, struggles, achievements and words of encouragement, drive and determination are moving and make an impact on fans. Mr Worldwide’s message is very relatable in one context or another in an engaging manner with ‘real talk’. Amongst one of the topics education and SLAM. Inspiring and giving children the opportunity and graduating them at 95% (and not stopping until it's at 100%) at the first school so far and making a change for the next generation. Thanking SLAM teachers and other teachers out there making a change. A shout out to the teacher always who changed his life, Hope Martinez.

Always love hearing these stories, especially the one about his mum slapping his hand while he was trying to turn off Tony Robbins in his mum’s radio in the car as a kid. Fast forward to today speaking on stage with Tony Robbin and moving in around the motivational field for which Armando has a natural knack for. With the ability to reach out and be a positive influence, example and impact on others starting with his very own fan base. See videos below

Always the teacher and sharing wisdom. Pitbull tells us about the two biggest diseases in the world his mum taught him is now passing on the lesson to us is ignorance and greed. Thought provoking, stirring, uplifting, motivating and always inspiring sessions. After the session was over Pitbull took a lot of time to walk around the crowd nearby taking photos, signing hats and even pulled out a $50 note, autographed it and gave it to a young boy.

Tonight sees That 70’s Night theme and cruisers get a chance to prepare with some old school moves with the 70’ Dance Lesson which was quite a blast.

With another Voli 305 Mixology session and Sound Off Silent Disco in between, the last night at sea which ended with a high from various sets by DJ City and Globalization Radio DJ’s throughout the final night.

DAY 4: Mon 5th March 

Alas all good things come to an end, for now. The second Pitbull Cruise by far surpassed any expectations and emotions I had with the first. The ultimate Party experience for anyone who simply love a great party. The Pitbull Cruise has raised the bar on the second annual cruise with the talent, activities and the overall handling and management by Sixthman and Norwegian Cruise Line. Thank you all for an incredible experience. Roll on 2019 Pitbull After Dark Party!


Voli 305 Sail Away Toast Off

Motivational Talk Snippets

Pitbull Concerts

Pitbull & Leo Brooks

Latin Prince

DJ Santarosa, Danny West, & Crisco Kidd



Flo Rida

Flo Rida & DJ Laz - Move Shake Drop

#Pitbull Girls Flip Cup Team 
(Sponsored by

Becky G 

 DJ ILL Set & DJ Johnny Seriuss

Danny West

 Crisco Kidd, Santarosa & Danny West

Voli 305 Mixology Session

Leo Brooks

DJ Laz

Latin Prince

The Most Bad Ones

Where The Cruisers Few In From Stats

Pitbull Signing Hats post Motivational Conversation 

It's raining Voli 305 Everywhere...

The Rockstar Photographer himself, Greg Watermann