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Festo DJ or Carlos Nunes, his real name. Born on December 6, 1977, graduated DJ by DJ World Music DJ and in Graphic Design by Estacio de Sa University. Started early to play music and mixing. Still teenager he did make his “mixed tapes”. Every “little” party he played the songs and since early he showed to be very eclectic enjoying to listen to the most varied kinds of music.Read More...
In 2000 he began to accomplish a dream, he started to make classes in a DJ’s course, graduating after 3 months he started. Since then he began to show his work at parties of friends and family.
Lover of House Music and R&B, he has always been recognized by good taste in music, always been eclectic in their selection, ranging from one extreme to another.
In 2001 he met the Dance Ejay®, a computer software that allowed him to make his own music easily and quickly by using pre-made loops. Since then, he started to use it to make their music for fun, also using Hip Hop Ejay®. He made several songs, but never released them to audience, because he thought it was something very personal.
In 2007, his passion for music also became for dance. After make a summer course in ballroom dance, he met and first heard about Zouk music and soon fell in love with the music and dance. He began a research about the music, where it came from, what were your influences, etc. Eventually he discovered that some Brazilian DJs did make remixes of popular songs and also unknown songs from other rhythms to zouk style. He realized that he could also make remixes because he had some experience of remixes previously made to House Music, R&B and Hip Hop.
He did his first remix for Zouk/Reggaetton. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland. But again not released it, but played at some places and showed it to a few Zouk teachers who said he had the potential to make remixes.
After join to a community on Orkut, he saw that could share their music through this community and decided to risk it. Then he picked up all the remixes he had done, including those of Zouk and released them in a collection called Festo DJ Remixes Vol 1. Their music began to be downloaded and used in parties and dance classes and his work was praised. A few songs stood out as: Sem Radar, Unfaithful and O Vento.
He continue to make remixes and a little more zouk remixex. Releasing after that another collection: Festo DJ Remixes Vol 2. where venture a little more in zouk and again he received good reviews on his selection of songs. Again, a few songs stood out as: Coisas Que Eu Sei, I Will Be Right Here Waiting For You, Wicked Game and Illegal.
Always very eclectic in his choice of songs to remix, he released another Album: Sensations, a mixture of Soul, Hip Hop, Zouk and Reggaetton. Getting good reviews too. From there he decided then to devote entirely to zouk music and he change a little bit his style, diversifying a little more, looking to update for the changes that zouk has was suffering.
In 2009 he released the album Soul’s Experiences, their first album dedicated completely to Zouk, with a selection of different remixes, introducing something new and fairly considered his best work so far.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Umbrella (Acoustic R&B Remix) - 592 plays
- I'm Yours (€Festo DJ Remix) - 642 plays
- Ride With Me (€Festo DJ Reggaetton Remix) - 426 plays
- Porcelain (€Festo DJ Extended mix) - 372 plays
- I Remember (€Festo DJ Zouk Remix) - 279 plays
- I Already Know (€Festo DJ Zouk Remix) - 350 plays
- Obsessed (€Festo DJ Zouk Remix) - 180 plays
- Illegal (Zouk) - 259 plays
- No Scrubs (€Festo DJ Zouk Remix) - 219 plays
- Antologia (Reggaetton) - 212 plays