Born in 1984 in Lisbon, this is also where his heritage converged with his mother being originally from Angola and his dad from Cape Verde. DJEFF brings us a sound frequently described as Afro Tech. Back in 1999 he started to attend the matinees at an historical club in Lisbon – Bauhaus. DJEFF takes this opportunity to observe the DJ as his friends spent ... read more
Born in 1984 in Lisbon, this is also where his heritage converged with his mother being originally from Angola and his dad from Cape Verde. DJEFF brings us a sound frequently described as Afro Tech. Back in 1999 he started to attend the matinees at an historical club in Lisbon – Bauhaus. DJEFF takes this opportunity to observe the DJ as his friends spent most of their time dancing. A spark was lit in him which then propelled a whole new journey. As he does his research and investigates more about different styles and approaches, DJEFF ’stumbles’ upon Erick Morillo; this global reference in terms of mixing and djing, that ended up becoming the inspiration behind DJEFF’s work.
After graduating in Design & Graphic Designs back in 2008, at the age of 24 DJEFF decided to move to Angola (Luanda). It’s there that he started working on music production, greatly influenced by the surrounding ambience.
As time went by, his original tracks and remixes started making noise overseas. Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Black Coffee; among many others started supporting but also played his tracks.
His debut album “Malembe Malembe” came out in 2011, co-produced with Dj Silyvi. This album came out through Kazukuta Records – his own label. Kazukuta Records was the first electronic focused record label coming out of Angola. The main objective was and still is, to provide a platform for talented individuals that might struggle to get their opportunity of releasing their music.
Fast forward to 2017 after release his third album of originals “Gratitude”, live performances at events like: Watergate, Rex Club, Fabric, Lux, Boiler Room, MEO SW, SunceBeat and Djoon Experience; consolidated DJEFF’s presence within electronic music circuit at both national but also international level.
In 2018 after releasing three albuns and performing in some of the most prestigious clubs all over the world, DJEFF dropped “ZUGU ZUGU” through SPINNIN’ DEEPS. The track became a hit with the likes of Pete Tong playing it on BBC Radio One but also selecting it for “Pete Tong: Essential Selection (2018)”.
Currently working on his next album, the best of DJEFF is surely still to come.
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