Formerly know as Djeff Afrozila, Lisbon’s child of African heritage, DJEFF has fused the sounds that helped shape him both as an artist and as a person. All colours of house music are welcome into his sets and his music production echoing Africa, Europe, America and even Asia’s finest cuts. His newest release, “Zugu Zugu”, a collaboration with Zakes Bantwini, showcases the genre-crossing sounds of DJEFF, an artist who pushes the boundaries with his fluid-like tones.
Growing up in a capital city such as Lisboa meant being exposed to European and American pop and soul music, but living in an African house meant a close connection to the roots. Add to this rich music environment a first contact with electronic music and DJEFF was struck with an instant and everlasting love that would shape his music up until today.
By 2002 he’s invited to be a resident DJ and by 2008 DJEFF moves to Angola where his production work begins and in 2010 his first release titled “Canjika” is released through Pandora Records. His remixes and original tracks gain support from international DJs and in the support list Louie Vega’s name stands out. By 2011 it was time for DJeff Afrozila to create his own label, Kazukuta Records. “Soldier Ascension” his long play is released in 2013 and out of which several songs gained support from DJs such as Tony Humphries, Boddhi Satva, Mr. V and Rancido, among others. Early 2015 saw DJEFF’s performance at the infamous Boiler Room. 2017 is the year of “Gratitude”, DJEFF’s third artist album released worldwide. The album features 13 tracks, such as “Devotion”, “Future” or “Gratitude”. 2018 begun with performances in Berlin’s Watergate and Paris’s Rex Club, as well as in Benetton’s Fabrica in Italy. “Labyrinth” is released in April and rises all the way to #1 on Traxsource. August welcomed his first release through Spinnin Deep and also a performance at Privilege Ibiza. DJEFF’s dreams took off and we’re the lucky ones.