Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012
Start Time: 11:30 PM
Event Type: Special Events, DJ Events
Last Updated: June 26, 2012
DJ Vibe [Por] | Mr. Jean Louis [Can]
Event start time: 2:00 am
Event end time: 10:00 am
DJ Vibe or Antonio "To" Pereira, started mixing at the early age of 15 years old, back in 1983, when he got his first ever club gig at Lisbon's Bataclan. At that time he was helping out in his father's shop in downtown Lisbon, the place where all the DJs would get the most recently imported 12 inches. Since then DJ Vibe has been involved in all kinds of music-related activities from DJing, producing, remixing other artists and playing in a portuguese band called LX 90.
Largely considered as the most sought after and internationally-known Portuguese DJ, DJ Vibe has been instrumental in the club scene in Portugal for over 20 years. Back in the eighties he was invited to open the club, Plateau in Lisbon, a venue that forever changed the nocturnal habits of the city's people. Playing to a very select crowd of artists, film people and fashion lovers, records from Matt Bianco, Grace Jones, Quango Quango and The Cure were the order of the day as it soon became the hottest spot in town.
In February 1988 DJ Vibe was asked to open the Lisbon Club Alcantara Mar, named after a nearby train station. Boasting a capacity of 1500, Alcantara could usually be found rocking until 9 to 10 am, a first for Portugal at that time.
Vibe also became caught up in the acid-house explosion and music trends happening in London at the time as tracks from artists like Phuture, Adonis, and Fast Eddie were first introduced to Portugal audiences. Some classic, unforgettable moments were when Vibe would drop stuff like Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares For Me", Nina Hagen's "African Reggae" or Eric B and Rakim's "Paid in Full" before finishing later in the morning with the newer more progressive sounds.
In later years at this club, the underground smash hit, Underground Sound of Lisbon's "So Get Up" (co-produced with Rui da Silva) would be heavily championed by Lisbon DJ Luis Leite, who turned this record into the club's biggest record. It was also the final record played there before the venue was closed down and demolished.
In the summer of 1988, the "Summer of Love", Vibe joined the Kremlin in Lisbon where he would hold his longest ever residency for almost 7 years. Open every night of the week except Sundays, it was here DJ Vibe developed a love for marathon sets since he was required to play all-night long. The first ever club in Portugal to run an Afterhours party, Kremlin would close at 4am before re-opening at 6am; crowds on the streets sometimes served drinks while waiting for it to re-open.
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