When did you start DJing – and what and/or who were your early influences?
I started in 2003 influenced by Avelino Chantre former partner, Paula Loureiro. My big influences were DJ Cubanito, DJ Amorim and DJ Mané.
What are your pre-set rituals or what you do to prepare for your set?
I don’t have a specific ritual. I don’t prepare the set itself, as ultimately will always depend on my audience, and that’s different every time I get behind the decks. I would say my main concern is to completely empty my mind before I start, so I can be in tune with my listeners, and absorb their energy.
What’s been the best event that you’ve ever played in and why?
It’s very difficult to define the best event ever. I love my B’Leza every Sunday as I can be completely myself. And then there are some places that are home to me, like Back 2 Basic in Paris and Warsaw Kizomba Festival. On a dimension basis, my respect to Luxembourg and Miami.
What advice would you give to upcoming DJ’s?
Some advice… Learn constantly. Improve your technique. Be humble. But never forget to express yourself through your music.
Outside of music, what else do you do to relax, hobbies & interests?
My week job is Osteopathy (my other passion), and I play soccer twice a week.