The 114th episode of our 12 Questions segment features producer Diogo Ribeiro.
1. If you had to pick one track which solidified your love for electronic music early on what would it be?
Almost impossible job to pick just one track, since i feel it was more like a series of different tracks, in different occasions. I was listening to a lot of Punk/Hard-core bands in my teens. I even played the guitars in one of them at a point, so my transition into electronics was progressive but surprisingly fast. I was listening to a lot of Underworld, Daft Punk, Cold Cut, Chemical Brothers, St Germain, but thinking back on those early years i have to admit that Underground Sound of Lisbon – “So get up” was indeed a landmark track in the club scene in Lisbon were i grew up. I perfectly remember listening to this track around 94 in the old Alcantara Mar Club , great memories.
2. What was your first and last DJ gig?
I’m having a terrible time remembering exactly when was my first gig. My first ever dance floor oriented project was Jikkai with good friend DJ Migas around the year 1996. We used to carry the whole studio setup to be able to play the tracks as live as possible, so the clearest memory I have of this project was at the Boom Festival 1998 were we presented our whole Jikkai live, with Victor Batista in a Groovebox and also Antonio Dias played Guitar in one track. Last gig was Trans Europa Express a great collaboration between Flow Records and one of the best clubs for me in Lisbon – Europa Sunrise.
3. What was the first and last record you purchased?
“Back in Black” from AC/DC Vinyl was my first record, the last were 2 deep dub tracks from Master Margherita and Sergio Wallgood on bandcamp.
4. What would you say is the highlight of your career thus far?
I cant really point out one moment in specific , what I can say is I have been fortunate enough to be able to make the music i enjoy without restrictions, and share it with many different audiences, and that alone for me is a highlight.
5. Tell us something about yourself that might surprise people?
I can make an excellent seafood risotto.
6. Who are some of the best undiscovered talents in your eyes?
As A&R and founder of 24 Hours Records i’ve been putting out many undiscovered talents, i prefer artists who like to take chances without letting go of the quality, attention to detail, simplicity and effectiveness of the track.
7. Which producers consistently inspire you?
Most inspiration comes from friends, a good chat, a bike ride, i live in Sintra which is a small village surrounded by wildlife, it’s very beautiful and inspiring.
8. What artist or track would you love to remix? and who would you love to be remixed by?
To and by John Digweed, Maetrick, Dosem, Sasha maybe 🙂
9. Record labels are a dime a dozen these days, which ones if any standout for you?
Bedrock, Iboga, Flow
10. What would you say is the best mix compilation of all time?
James Holden – Balance 005
11. Current Favourites (you can list more than one per category if you like)
TV Show: Breaking Bad
Video Game: not a fan
Album: Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert
Track / Song: London Grammar – Hey Now (Sasha Remix)
Producer / Band: Dosem
Record Label: Flow
Nightclub: Europa Sunrise
12. If the final DJ/live set of your career was next week what would your last track be?
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamonds
Diogo’s remix of Maverickz ‘The Machine Driver’ is out now on Flow Records, you can purchase the release: here