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. I am currently working on my debut EP which explores deep and tech house, two sub-genres that are down my alley at the moment.
These are some of the big tunes around here:
1. Djeff & Silyvi - Tambuleno
2. Lovebirds ft Stee Downes - Want You In My Soul
3. Submantra - Calinda (Soul Minority Remix)
4. Miguel Campbel - Something Special
5. Niconé and Sasha Braemer - Caje
6. Mendo ft. Andre Butano - Gringo
7. Maceo Plex - Stop Your Hate
8. DJ Freddy ft. La Chose - Emergency Delivery
9. Alex Denne - Africa 2012
10. Matthew Codek, Nader Razdar - Alegria
International DJ Scene:
I'll start with NYE, which this year, probably because of the economic situation, forced clubs to have to cut down on their budgets and stick mostly with Portuguese DJs. That being said, there were still great party's and line-up's. The only international DJs were Booka Shade at Pacha Ofir. I couldn't attend any because I was playing a party myself!
Gare Porto continues blasting the underground scene and in this first weeks of 2012 we have had Anja Shnider and in the next few weeks we will have Caribou vs Four Tet, Paul Ritch, Maceo Plex and Art Department.
2011 In Review:
My highlights of 2011:
Best Single: Oliver S - Doin Ya Thang
Best Album: Maya Jane Coles - What They Say EP
Best Live Event: Neo Pop Festival
Best Club Night: Jamie Jones at Gare Porto
DJ to See in 2012: Would realy love to Paul Kalkbreaner one more time!
Looking Forward to in 2012: Well, i'm looking forward to release my debut album and hoping to expand my career outside Portugal.
New Years Resolution: Stop wasting my time on music that realy does't interest me and maybe drink a bit less.
Check out my soundcloud for previews of my latest tracks and DJ Sets.
And as usual you can check out my blog housescenses.
I'm realy digging Ben Westbeech - Something for the Weekend (Joe Negro Z Mix); great voice and a supreme work by Mr. Joey Negro as remixer, my second choice from this EP is The Revenge's Keep Up Dub.