started his career in 92 at a time when his life was split between Portugal and France. Add to this his strong African roots, and you have a unique style.
He was connected to techno music for a while, when he released his first twelve-inch and developed his dj and producer skills. However the late 90's brought the desire to embrace other styles. House music became his main inspiration.
His vision and his style both clearly reflect his origins, very percussive and tribal and has been noticed by some of the biggest house names on the scene such as Tony Thomas, Tom Stephan, Grant Dell, Terry Francis
, Nathan Coles, Layo, Circulation, Justin Drake from Peace Division, and also by the Uk´s main dance press like Mixmag, Jockey Slut
and Dj Magazine.
Early 2000 sees Mastik set up his own production studio in London along with 2 big projects: 4Kenzo Recordings and Digital Distribution with dj Token Pace.
The dj work increases during this period and he plays leading clubs such as Rex (Paris), Ultimate Base (London), Gas (London), The Cross (London), Locomia (Albufeira), Kremlin (Lisbon), Alcantara Club (Lisbon), Decadance (Belgium) amongst others. In 2003, MastikSoul
starts strong with 4Kenzo recordings and with the release on Difference records of "South Tribal Ep", international recognition soon arrived. "South Tribal Ep" was licensed to a TV show in the UK and was supported by many acclaimed djs.
Also 2003, MastikSoul
licenses a track entitled "I believe", to a compilation mixed by Eddie Richards
for much acclaimed London club 'Fabric'. Work increases and MastikSoul
starts new label Moxi Records with his fellow tribal guru Tony Thomas. With support from djs such as Carl Cox
and Tennaglia, to name a few, Moxi records becomes a world reference.
2006 sees MastikSoul
reach another level in his career as a producer through collaborations with DJ Sneak
and Renato Cohen, making MastikSoul
one of the top house producers.
His label, 4kenzo recordings, has become one of the top labels in the world with a roster that includes: DJ Sneak
/ Renato Cohen / Brett Johnson
/ Johnny Fiasco / 1200 Warriors / Angel Alanis / Tony Thomas / Joey Youngman
just to name a few. MastikSoul
also starts Kitsam rec, a digital label exclusive to Beatport and sees plays from top DJ´s such as: Danny Tennaglia / DJ Vibe / Saeed Younan and many more.
With records released on labels such as RobSoul rec / Magnetic rec / Guesthouse rec, MastikSoul
still had time to mix his own compilation along side Brazilian star DJ Gabo while on tour in South America. His music is licensed on Compilations such as: Global Grooves mixed by DJ Vibe | Sneak-Beats Ministry of Sound mixed by DJ Sneak
and House of Om mixed by Johnny Fiasco.
2007 and MastikSoul
is a very busy artist. Touring the world at clubs such as: Club Volar (Hong Kong), Pacha (Buenos Aires), SmartBar (Chicago - Awarded USA best Club), Footwork (Toronto), The Guvernment (Toronto), Focus (Los Angeles), Club Q (Zurich), Manga Rosa (Brazil), Comics (Bulgaria), H2O (Belgium), Mood club (Belgium), Kadoc (Portugal), Swing (Portugal) amongst others.
Also, a hugely successful collaboration with Saeed Younan hits number 1 spot on Beatport for 4 weeks and is used on countless compilation mix cd's.
After years of releasing music and touring the world MastikSoul
releases his first album with much antici-pation. MastikSoul
is now a main player on the house scene with admiration from many of his peers: "Portuguese finest by Roger Sanchez
", "My favorite DJ & Producer by DJ Sneak
", "Anything from MastikSoul
is my top 10" by Stacie Pullen" and plays from Bob Sinclair to Carl Cox
has raised the bar and is being touted as 2008's number 1 producer and house DJ.