Hailing from Lisbon in Portugal where he is a weekly resident at Club Lux, Tiago has a laid back intensity that is reflected in the expansive and inquisitive nature of his sets. Raised on good music in his home, turned on to drumming by his older brother, he came to Dj’ing via live music. He has been at it for close to twenty years, and in the last decade added production work to his resume. Check his production and remix work on labels like DFA, ESP Institute, Golf Channel, Leng, etc. He his involved in a great variety of projects and working distinguish formats such as techno, house, chill out, dub, leftfield rock and disco.
We are so excited to have Tiago flying in to London for an exclusive set at Dick And Fanny’s 4th Birthday at Dance Tunnel. Tiago will be joined by Dactylo (Flash Cocotte, Paris), Colby B (NYC) and Pep Sanchez (London).
Hi Tiago, tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi, my name’s Tiago, I’m a DJ and musician from Portugal. I love to travel, love the wind…
You have been a resident at Lux in Lisbon for quite some time. How did you get started as a DJ there?
I was invited just before the club opened. I was DJing at this other club called Captain Kirk and they asked me to leave and be a resident there. This was back in 1998. I’ve been DJing a weekly night there since then.
What else can you tell us about Lisbon’s nightlife? Any secret tips?
It’s amazing, and the best part is that there are no secrets, it’s open to everyone and very easy to find a good time I think.
Has the Euro crisis had any impact on nightlife in Portugal and Lisbon?
Sure did, still does, and will be doing for quite a while unfortunately. The recession is a motherfucker. But we still dance.
You have remixed a fair bit, which one of your remixes is your favourite? And do you have any remixes lined up at the moment?
No favourite… honestly. Each and every one of them has been so much fun working on. And yes, remixes for Hidden Fees are coming out soon so stay tuned, and a remix for Mock & Toof just came out.
You also release your own productions under different names. Can you tell us a bit about the differences between your various monikers?
Maybe the biggest difference is that they were all made in different time spans but all part of the same body and soul so…The thing I like the most is that part of the process that is finishing something and then giving it names. I wanted to do different stuff for different labels and thought it would be fun to give it different names too.
What can the Dick and Fanny crowd expect from your set?
A fun time
And lastly, what are your three top tracks of the moment?
Just one this morning, Popol Vuh – ‘Why do I still sleep?’.
We surely won’t feel sleepy tonight when you make us sweat on the dancefloor!
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