MUJIPUKI Sounds From Portugal
Where are you from?
When did you start djing and why?
I started making music around 12, and studied music since I was 5. Djing was something I did in the meantime, just for fun and for myself. I never played a live show, but I've always felt the need to bring my music to a dancefloor/stage, to see people having fun and enjoying themselves to my work. Hope that day comes soon!
As a Dj, sometimes people might forget that the music you play at your set is not necessarily the
"only" thing you listen to on your own. What is your morning go-to track?
It keeps changing. But for a while it was John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme", the whole album. It had a profound impact on me, one of my all time favorites for sure.
What inspires you and drives you to create?
Making music slowly became a necessity. Now it's an addiction. I've got rhythms and sounds tingling and flowing through my head all the time, so I have to create something, even if it means nothing. It makes me feel good, it keeps my mind busy from all the other issues, and it heals most of the time. Besides the many different genres of music that I listen to, I get inspired from everything I hear nowadays - from street noise to pure silence.
What do you think is lacking in nowadays music industry, and what positive progress have been
I think that now everyone has a chance, it feels like there is room for almost every single story and vision. That's progress - acceptance, inclusion, opportunities. Even though there will always
be tendencies and certain movements, I believe nothing's lacking. Listen to Mujipuki Mixtape here