António Pereira, or DJ Vibe as he's more commonly known, has been honing his skills since the tender age of 15. Ahead of his return to Ministry of Sound this weekend to rock The Box for Saturday Sessions with his trademark electic mix of house, we caught up with Lisbon-born DJ to talk about his year so far, what people can expect on Saturday and what's still to come from the virtuoso performer.
Hi DJ Vibe! Thanks for joining us, tell us how 2013 has started for you?
Hi! It started very well with one of the longest nights so far. We began in Lisbon. in Club Zero then went to a big warehouse party in Oporto and finished playing on New Year's Day in the morning at Industria Club in Oporto to a more intimate crowd.
You’re playing in The Box on Saturday 15th June, you must be excited about coming back to Ministry of Sound again?
Oh yes, it's always great to play in the U.K., especially in the Ministry of Sound Box and London. I am honoured to keep being invited to play such a special and historic room, with so many great gigs and memories. It's also funny to do the Elephant and Castle "disco" roundabout on the way!
You’re DJing alongside Mihalis Safras and Wehbba, have you played with these guys before?
Yes, I'm familiar with the work of both artists. I have played in Brazil with Wehbba before at Dream Valley Festival and we are both playing the electronica stage of Rock in Rio. I am sure it's gonna be a great night!
What can clubbers expect from you on the 15th? Any little secrets you can let us in on? ;)
A lot of sexy, dirty and dark beats. I will test some of my brand new productions on your amazing sound system, and who knows - maybe Puff Daddy will show up to party again!
What must have track is in your set?
New Order 'Blue Monday' (John Digweed and Nick Muir remix), which I've done my own edit of:
What does the rest of 2013 hold for you? Any collaborations or releases in the pipeline?
I've been away from the studio for the last three years because of the opening of my club, Industria in Oporto (Portugal). That and my DJ gigs took up most of my time during this period. I am now back in the studio and have been spending a lot of time there. I've also produced a track with Danny Tenaglia that is just waiting for the green light and should be released soon. On top of that, I'm working on a brand new project called Dalapa.
Thanks for joining us DJ Vibe, see you on Saturday!
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