DJ Nervoso

DJ Nervoso was born in São Tomé and Príncipe, an island off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa, but has been based in the Quinta do Mocho periphery of Lisbon for more than two decades. He is the main reason why DJ Marfox, DJ Firmeza and many others started deejaying and producing, hooked on his fiery sets since they were barely in their teens, around 2001-02. He is well-known for a bare-bones approach to rhythm, working the basic hypnotic feel of pounding drums to mesmerising effect in his permanent quest to make people move. His sound is meant to unite, not divide, the dance floor, and his production is focused on adapting the beats of Angolan kuduro, changing the codes for a more inclusive experience.


Photo by Marta Pina.