DJ Vibe started mixing early. It was back in 1983 that António "Tó" Pereira got his first ever club gig at Lisbon’s Bataclan spot. Today he still dedicates his 30 talented years of music to all of us crowd people!
So in the 80’s he was helping his Father at his Lisbon downtown record shop, a vital place for all the Djs to get the most recent imported 12"s vinyl records. Since then DJ Vibe has been involved in all kinds of music activities from Dj to Production as well as playing live on Portuguese Band LX 90 or remixing other Artists. Considered by everyone the most sought after and well known of the Portuguese Djs, Vibe had been also involved in the launch of the most important Clubs in Portugal in the last 20 years. Back to the 80's, he was invited to open club Plateau in Lisbon (1985/1986) a venue that would change Lisbon nightlife style playing to a very selective people like Artists, Cinema and Fashion Lovers. Records from Matt Bianco, Grace Jones, Quango Quango and The Cure were played regularly on this place that soon became the hot spot in town and very fast became too small for such a big demand of people that for any reason didn't wanted to miss those amazing parties.
In February 1988 DJ Vibe was once again invited to open the legendary Lisbon Club Alcântara Mar. It was a much bigger room (nearly 1500 pax) and initially got extremely busy on the weekends going until 9-10 am (a very fresh and new club scenario in Portugal). Vibe was also caught in London at the time by the Acidhouse Explosion and the music changes happening there. Tracks from Artists like "Phuture", "Adonis", and "Fast Eddie" were first introduced in Portugal at the time. Classic and unforgettable moments at this Club when, in the middle of the night, he dropped stuff like Nina Simone "My baby just care for me", Nina Hagen "African Reggae" and Eric B and Rakim "Paid in Full", to finish later in the morning with the new more progressive sounds. Later, at this Club (1993/1994) underground smash Underground Sound of Lisbon “So Get Up” (co-written with Rui Da Silva) was heavy championed by Lisbon DJ Luis Leite turning this track into the most one ever played there, and also being the last record to be played before the venue demolition.
In 1988’s "Summer of Love" Vibe joins the Kremlin club in Lisbon where he played his longest ever residency. Nearly 7 years. The Kremlin worked every night of the week except Sundays with DJ Vibe playing all night long. His love for the marathon sets probably started there. Kremlin was the first ever Club in Portugal to set an After Hours party. The Club closed at 4am to re-open again at 6am. Sometimes drinks were served on the street as the crowd waited for the re-open at the door outside. DJ Vibe "Bombs" at this Club were Moby "Age of Love", Joey Beltran "Energy Flash" and Snap "The power" to name only a few. Muzik Magazine UK first edition named DJ Vibe and the Kremlin “A Paradise Called Portugal". His excellent mixing ability and style playing a wide range of Dance Music with his set had made him unique!
In the beginning of the 90's Vibe joins Portuguese Indie/Pop/Rock band LX90, where he played the guitar and live samplers. Underground Sound of Lisbon production project is also launched with Rui Da Silva. He's also the first ever Portuguese DJ to remix local Rock/Pop bands like Ban and Radio Macau. USL had their smash hit “So Get Up” reach #1 in specialized charts around the World selling over 40.000 singles, and more than a million on compilations with Tribal America Records. Soon they had their stuff remixed by some of the most notorious Djs such as Danny Tenaglia and Junior Vasquez. Vibe, Tenaglia and Da Silva then cooperate on the NYLX project with vocals from Lula to produce the track "Goosebumps" in 1996. USL single "Are you looking 4 me (in the backroom)" introducing Celeda, bumped right into #35 at US "Billboard" Chart (March 1998) and won a position among the 75 singles of the year (1998) chosen by British Muzik Magazine in 2000. USL single "The lights" was considered one of Miami's top 10 tunes by UK DJMag and UK DJMixmag voted it single of the April edition. In 2004, Yoko Ono was #1 on the “Billboard” Dance Chart with the DJ Vibe’s remix “Everyman...Everywoman”.
After four years in a row entering the DJMag Top100 Chart, DJ Vibe achieved the 40th place in the 2007 edition.
Also involved in Radio since 1994, DJ Vibe starts “Dance Music” show on National station Antena 3 (www.antena3.pt) together with Sofia Louro (Wicctofly DJ) in a 2 hour Saturday night live mix and music fresh white labels presentations. Today at the same station he keeps a different format and now called DJ Vibe Mix Show “Rotations”, which broadcast 1 hour every Saturday. It was also played abroad on Kiss 102/100 in England and on Carl Cox (2003) and John Digweed (2004) websites.
Before, Vibe had produced the daily show 4th Bairro to National Radio Comercial (1980). But his first artist solo radio show was on Radio Energia between 1991 and 1993, every Saturday night.
Since 1998 he's a resident at Lux Frágil in Lisbon playing all night in the Club Disco, a monthly friday, turning his night into a real classic at the Club with crowds coming from all over Portugal to catch him there. Aside of being involved on the launch of the most important clubs in Portugal, Vibe was also a special guest on the most relevant events in the country.
He played or is a resident at the world's most famous Clubs, including Stereo at Montreal (one of the best sound systems worldwide) for the last 4 years. His hard work and talent are recognized around the world.
By 2011 DJ Vibe launched his own club, in the Oporto city – Indústria Club, and where guests as Danny Tenaglia, OMID 16B, DJ Harvey, Laurent Garnier, Danny Krivit, Audiofly, Grandmaster flash, Nicole Moudauber, and so much more international and national Electronic Music names have been playing till today.
At the studio work, DJ Vibe “Global Grooves” was a CD's trilogy on Kaos Records which sold more then 45,000 copies in a small country like Portugal.
New releases include “You”, with Underground Sound of Lisbon vocalist Ithaka. Recent cooperation with Victor Calderone produced "Tranzient" and "Muzik", which are included on Stereo Sound 001, a CD compilation mixed by DJ Vibe. Unreleased Vibe productions Ibiza “Mosquito Polen” and “El Ayoun” are already included in many top DJ compilations.
A remix of Portugal's most popular rock band Xutos and Pontapés and a upcoming DJ Vibe artist CD, more remixes and extended DJ sets to come, means that DJ Vibe will remain one of the most influential figures in House/Electronic Music of the past, present and future times, celebrating more than 30 years of a brilliant career.
Besides having been involved in the opening of the most important Clubs in Portugal, Vibe also was present in other events. Here are some of them:
1990 Lisbon. Amazing and Insane Year @ Kremlin
1991 Lisbon. Pavilhão dos Desportos with Paul Oakenfold and Adamsky
1992 Aveiro. Estação da Luz (1st. time that a Dj was invited to perform out of his residency Club)
1993 Coimbra. Convento de S. Francisco/Kaos (1st. rave in Portugal with Dj's Tó Ricciardi, Luís Leite and João Danie)
1994 Lisbon. Kremlin with Danny Tenaglia
1995 Montemor. Castelo/Kaos. Week in “A paradise Called Portugal” with Tony Humphries and Danny Tenaglia
1997 Oporto. Rocks.
1998 Lisbon. Opening of Lux Frágil
1999 Barcelos. Vaticano (Unforgettable 12 hours session on New Years Eve)
2000 Meco Festival (1st. edition)/Festival CBT (1st. edition)
2001 Oporto. Electroparade. Lisbon. Isle of MTV with Gorillaz and Roger Sanchez, among others.
2002 Ofir. Pacha. Global with Carl Cox
2003 Lisbon. Pavilhão Atlântico with Jamiroquai
2004 Lisbon. Rock in Rio
2006 Lisbon. Rock in Rio
2008 Lisbon, Rock in Rio
2010 Lisbon and Madrid, Rock in Rio
2011 Rio de Janeiro, Rock in Rio
2012 Lisbon and Madrid, Rock in Rio
2012 Brazil, Dream Valley Festival
2012 Rio de Janeiro, Rio Music Conference
2013 Rio de Janeiro, Rock in Rio
Selected discography of DJ Vibe
Underground Sound of Lisbon Productions:
So Get Up (Kaos Portugal, Tribal America, Tribal Uk) 1994
Dance with me(Kaos Portugal,Tribal America,Tribal UK) 1994
Are you Looking for me, Featuring Celeda (Kaos Portugal, Twisted America) 1998
Music so good (Kaos Portugal) 1998
Me Gusta (Kaos Portugal) 1998
African Dreams (Twisted America,Kaos Portugal) 1999
The Lights(Kismet UK,Kaos Portugal) 2000
Underground Sound of Lisbon Remixes:
Danny Tenaglia: Bottow Heavy (Tribal America, Tribal UK, Kaos Portugal) 1995
Ultra Nate: Free (Strictly Rhythm USA, Kaos Portugal) 1996
EN: Horn Ride (Tribal America, Tribal UK, Kaos Portugal) 1996
Technics: This old House (DMC America) 1996
Misterious People: Love resolution:(Yoshitoshi USA,Kaos Portugal) 1997
DJ Vibe: Unreleased Project (Kaos Portugal,Tribal America, Tribal UK) 1995
NYLX: Goosebumps (Twisted America, Kaos Portugal) 1998
Meco: The Driver (Kaos Portugal) 1999
Meco: switch on Pt1 & Pt2 2000
Meco: Spiritual Thing (Kaos Portugal) 2000
DJ Vibe & Pete tha Zouk: Solid Texture (Low Pressing) 2003
DJ Vibe: I'll take you (Twisted America, Kaos portugal) 2004
Sonic Hunters: Re-evolution (Kaos Records) 2004
Ban: Mundo de Aventuras (BMG Portugal) 1990
Radio Macau: (EMI) 1990
Lx 90: Dah Wah (BMG Portugal) 1991
Dj Tó Ricciardi: “Don´t wait for me” (Tribal America) 1995
Antony Acid: “ Two Loves” (Groove On) 1996
Dj Jiggy: Step One (Kaos Portugal) 1997
Pedro Abrunhosa: Para cima, Para Baixo (Universal Portugal) 1997
Pedro Abrunhosa: Em qualquer Lugar (Universal Portugal) 1997
Del5: The Biggest thing in Detroit (Kaos Portugal / Twisted) 1998
Tony Humphries: Feel the Light (UMM Italia)
Celeda: Burning Up (Twisted America, Kaos Portugal) 2000
Anette Taylor: Faith (Kaos Records) 2001
Stefano Greppi: “Freedom is” (Alternative Route) 2002
When is Dark: The love you need (Rennaisance UK) 2003
The Pimp: The Light (Future Groove UK) 2003
Celeda: Underground (Star 69 records USA) 2003
Byron Stingly: You