The Nigga Fox style!

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Still in his early 20s, Rogério Brandão aka DJ Nigga Fox has already played in leading clubs all over the world, while discreetly refining his own productions. On his well-received debut “O Meu Estilo” 12″, released in 2013 on Príncipe Discos, he presented the world with parts of his unbelievably vast aural palette. Although his music might be informed by kuduro, afro-house, Angolan deep, tarraxinha or batida, it retains a very distinctive sonic vocabulary. His track LUMI appeared on a Warp compilation earlier this year. He was nominated to SHAPE by Les Siestes Electroniques.

Can you talk about your childhood? Do you remember your first encounter with music?

When I started listening to music I was about 4 or 5 years old, and it was the music that my parents listened to, music from our land, Angola. Honestly I wasn’t mad for it because I couldn’t understand the lyrics they were singing, I only liked the instrumental and rhythm parts.

How was it after moving to Lisbon? I read that your brother was a DJ. How did did you get involved in the local scene?

When I arrived in Lisbon I was still a three-year-old child. I only gave my first shot at producing music in 2007. My brother was a producer – and still is but doesn’t share his tracks – and he was the one who showed me FL Studio. From that day on I didn’t want anything [but to make music], I was having a blast.

Your debut release was called “O Meu Estilo”. What is the most important element in your music?

The name of the record says it all, ‘My Style’. It was made in my bedroom with the little resources I had at the time.  I take real pride in having made that record as it opened a lot of doors for me.

You have travelled a lot and your music has many fans all over the world. Why do you think it has resonated so much in the electronic scene?

Because it’s a new music style, it’s fresh with a lot of breaks. It’s not commercial. I think that’s a good thing. It’s Nigga Fox style!

Are there any local producers we should keep an eye on?

There’s so many here in Lisbon, but I’d recommend the Príncipe affiliated DJ’s.

What are your plans for 2016?

To keep on working as I’ve been doing so far.

Photo: Diogo Simoes