Performer and lyricist, home based in the north coast of Portugal, this artist, producer & remixer collaborates with several projects, working as well in a solo tip.
Johnny Def1's a brand new definition of a Real - Time, Live Act, Electronic Vocal Remixer and Entertainer, recognised by some of today's world top DJ's. He can boost the mix on the fly and its 100% DJ friendly!
Combining a wide range of FX from a computer unit connected to an USB controller. With the use of an unique voice technique, just like a dj mixes tracks, he always manages to get in and out of the songs, in the right spot and at the right time. No more, no less! Sounding warm and different along the sets.
Making the bridge between the DJ's and the crowd, receiving, transforming and recycling the energy, he's an open minded being, ready to create a better world with sound waves and shapes. Music’s a powerful tool of communication that everybody can understand and decode. No matter what language you speak, religion, or believes!
In 1994 started to work professionally in night clubs and became the resident warm up DJ, Light Jockey and Master of Ceremony from the famous " Rock's Club" in Vila Nova de Gaia - Portugal, where he had the chance to work with some of the most relevant names from the Dance Music World Scene. But that, was just the main genesis...
Johnny Def1 can be described as a low profile artist with a lot of skills and experience, both on stage and Night Club environments. From a private after- hours in to a huge festival of 50.000 People!
Official Master of Ceremony from «Paradise Garage» after-hours in Lisbon 2002/2004.
The Host from Olá Love2Dance 03/05/06 editions, in Pavilhão Atlântico, where artists like Madonna and 50Cent performed.
Monegros Desert Festival (Zaragoza - Aragon) in Spain 2006/07 editions.
The host from Rock In Rio - Lisbon 2008/10/12 @ Electronic Area
In 2008 was Nominated for Best National Vocal Live Act.
These are just some examples!
Without preferences or alphabetical order he made introductions as an host for, or performed live with:
Dubfire | John Digweed | Audiofly | Carl Cox | Darren Emerson | Sasha&Digweed | Maceo Plex | Jamie Jones | Azzari III |
Dr. Lektroluv | Dimitri From Paris | David Morales | Chistian Smith | 2 Many DJs | Paul Van Dyk | The Crystal Method | Jimpster | DJ Ino |Tony Humphreis | David Alvarado | Todd Terry |George Morel | Plastic Man |
Carlos Manaca |DJ Chus | Ceballos | Laurent Garnier | Tiesto | Felix Da House Cat | DJ Vibe |Hipp-e | Milles Hollway | Heliot Heastweak | Green Velvet | Lyon Rock | DJ Sneak | Jori Hulkkonen | Magazino | John Creamer | Robert Milles | Blast | Joey Beltram | Jeff Mills | Trevor Rockliff | Benji Candelario | Armand Van Helden | Kruder & Dorfmeister | Deep Dish | Joe TVanelli | Pac Man | Surgeon | DJ Digit | Pascal's Bongo Massive (R.I.P) | Erick Morillo | Carlos Fauvrelle | Mary Zander | Carlo D'Allanese | Chris Coco | DJ Mau Mau | DJ Jiggy | Umek | Marc Romboy | Damon Wild | David Duriez | Stacey Pullen | Luis Leite | Justin Robertson | Jason Boardman | Rocky & Diesel | Billy Nasty | Dave Angel | Silicon Soul | D'Julz | Vincenzo Ragone | DJ Harvey |To Ricciardi | Jim Masters | Murray Richardson | Roy Davis Jr. | Lil Louis | Nickodemus | Scan-X |
Jay-J | The Advent | Idjust-Boys | Luca Ricci | Steve Lawler | Behrouz | Plastik Funk | Sander Kleinenberg | Mastiksoul | DJ Gabo | Lexicon Avenue | Scott Bradford | Low End Specialists |
Jaimy | DJ Yellow | DJ Falcon (Daft Punk)| Brett Johnson | DJ Lea Lisa | Pablo Sanchez | Pedro Goya | Raoul Belmans | Andrew Mataus | Kenny Hawkes | Rocco | Paco Osuna | Miguel Quintão| Kim Mazelle | Zé Pedro(Xutos & Pontapés)