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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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DJeff was born and raised in Alverca - Portugal. Thanks to his father’s long-time interest for music, he has been listening to music since his early years. The years went past with the taste for music deep in his blood when his sister influences him to listen to artists like Robin S, Sizequeen, Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden… The attraction for House Music was immediate! In 2002, an opportunity arose to perform a DJ course, where he entered and learned to mix with CDs and vinyl records. His knowledge was growing and his natural and good disposition behind the decks made DJeff start to be invited to play in bars and clubs. In 2008 DJeff finished his Graphical Arts & Design degree and decided to go live in Luanda. There he has his own TV show every Saturday on the channel TVzimbo. He also began musical production setting his eyes on the market to show a bit of his unique African culture, and already he has original themes and remixes. “Canjika”, his first edited song in collaboration with DJ Silyvi, was released in 2010 by Pandora Records. Recently he founded his own Label Kazukuta Records, which promotes other young talents in Angola.

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DJeff participated in the first TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration which took the renowned Italian DJs/producers Marco Messina and Lucio Aquilina from Naples to Luanda. Further Participants from Luanda were DJ Satelite, MC Sacerdote and an extended circle of musicians from Angola. The exchange for Luanda was curated by Angolan producer Otiniel Silva aka Mano and Berlin producer Andi Teichmann who facilitated the production phase.

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