Bruno Rocha - Oporto, Portugal
Name: Bruno Rocha
Location: Oporto, Portugal
Occupation: DJ / Producer
I'm a Portuguese DJ / Producer with a track record of 14 years in the local club scene who is currently working on my debut EP exploring deep and tech house, two sub-genres that are down my alley at the moment.
A big mention for Erick Morillo at Expofacic 2011. Great, great set by Mr. Morillo - the greatest moment of the whole gig for me was when Erick played Stronger. He has impressed me a lot with his energy on stage. He knows exactly how to make the party people go crazy!
These are the tracks that I’m digging right now:
- Art Department - We Call Love (feat. Soul Clap & Osunlade)
- Soul Minority - Keep On Doing
- Drivetrain - Midnight Rhapsody
- Modern Amusement - Cold As Ice (Louie Fresco Mix)
- Azari & III - Hungry for the power (Jamie Jones Remix)
- Jamie Jones, Hot Natured And Lee Foss feat. Ali Love - Forward Motion (Original Mix)
- Tale Of Us feat. Fadila - Circle Of Love
- Black Coffee feat Bucie - Respect Me
- DJ Kent - Falling (Black Coffee Remix)
- Benoit And Sergio - Everybody (Original Mix)
What’s your Strictly Rhythm?
Sandy Rivera & Yasmeen - Love (Simon Mattson Remix). I’ve been listening to Rivera since Kings Of Tomorrow and he’s never let me down.
International DJ Scene:
Clubs - This is that time of the year that all the roads lead to Algarve. Club owners are strongly influenced by the world's best party spot, Ibiza, and they bring some of the best DJs to their clubs such as Jamie Jones, Booka Shade, DJ Vibe, Eric Morillo, Fatboy Slim, DJ Chus, Tiesto, Yves LaRock, Tim Royko & Cosmo Klein, Sebastian Gamboa, Milk & Sugar and Quentin Harris.
DJs - In Portugal we always have a more underground feeling. DJs such as DJ Vibe, Frank Maurel and Rui Vargas among others are the pillars of the underground movement. I'm glad to see some new talents rising up with that same vibe.
I’m currently working on my upcoming EP that will have approximately 4-5 tracks, all strongly influenced by my all-time favorite genre of house music: deep house. I’ve been having a fantastic time in the studio, and it looks like my EP is going to be a great sonic journey. I’m also doing a remix of Feeling Blue by Silicone Soul, which is hard work, because my goal is to use only a few elements of the original track.
What I find suprising is that outside the studio I have still managed to find time for DJing: I’ve been playing on every Friday and Saturday since March, sometimes on more than one venue per night. This summer’s been absolutely crazy!
Neo Pop - a massive lineup with some of the best Underground DJ, Live acts and Producers from around the world, this lineup was composed by:
Day 1 - 27 July: Marcel Dettman, Maceo Plex live, Magazino, Miguel Rendeiro, Freshkitos and Duo Method. Maceo Plex was great but my personal favorite was Marcel Dettman.
Day 2 - 28 July: DubFire, Arpiar Sound System, Martin Buttrich live, Barem live, Frank Maurel, Di Rosso & Poupa and Twofold. Arpiar Sound System really surprised me...
Day 3 - 29 July: Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Magda, Paco Osuna,Expander, Bart Cruz & Henriq and Manu. This was my favorite day of the entire festival – all DJs were awesome but the best one was definitely Mr. Loco Dice!
Day 4 - 30 July: Modeselektor, Junior Boys live, Dj Harvey, Dj Koze, Gaslamp Killer, DJ Ride, Ghuna-X vs. Motown Junkine. Modeselektor stood out from the rest.
During the summer season in Algarve there are a lot of events on the clubs and a lot of open-air parties with some of the world’s top DJs. And all the best Portuguese that drive everyone crazy!