DJ Danifox: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
DJ Danifox is part of the mesmerising sound world that is Príncipe Discos.
Following a spell living in Leeds, he now operates from the label’s hub, Lisbon, where he’s been busy making his own organic take on the imprint’s modern dance floor sounds, fusing elements of kuduro and batida with rich, infectious instrumentation, warm bass and percussive grooves.
When he’s not producing solo, he makes up part of the longstanding Tia Maria Produções crew, all of whom are close Príncipe affiliates. The crew’s first outing on Príncipe came in 2014 featuring music from DJ Lycox, DJ B.Boy, Puto Márcio and DJ Télio, with Danifox joining for the collective’s second outing in 2020, Lei Da Tia Maria.
Last month saw the release of Danifox’s first solo EP for Principe, Dia Não Mata Dia. A blend of signature traditional rhythms, bouncy bass, hypnotic live instruments and vocal samples, this debut outing fulfils his personal depiction of his music: perfect for the sunset and will leave you in a good mood.
That’s exactly what he does with his mix for us: it’s characterised by staccato rhythms and soulful touches, a perfect accompaniment for the sun-soaked weekend ahead…
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you.
Hello I’m Daniel Veiga, I’m 22 years old, I’m a producer and dj. At the moment I’m in Lisbon.
What does your music sound like?
My music has aspects in which just listening to it you can combine with the sunset, in this case to end the day in a good mood.
Where was the mix recorded?
The mix was recorded on cdj 2000 nexus.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Having friends around and catching up some air at any time any place.
What should we be wearing?
Well I would say summer time clothes.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix?
New York/ Cdj 2000 nexus / Club.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
DJ Danifox – Cavalo Malusco.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
My favourite recorded mix was on Village Underground.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
It would be my guy aka Dj Lycox because we’ve never had a chance to play together, we make make a lot of music and we keep it for us…
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My first Dj set up were Numark pro 3, now I have native z2 with native x1.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
The track I end on.
What were the first and last records you bought?
Dj Danifox– Cavalo Malusco.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
It would taste like Ramen.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Danifox – Open the Clown.
Photo Credit: Marta Pina.