Diamond Bass is an upcoming Global Bass producer and DJ from Lisbon, Portugal. After cutting his teeth on the DJ booths of Lisbon and Oporto’s main clubs, Joel Ildefonso aka Diamond Bass got bit by the production bug and started to experiment with his own beats to add a personal flavor to his sets. Breathing in the African culture that was assimilated in Lisbon’s everyday life, Diamond Bass began mixing these rhythms with the electronic UK Bass culture to produce his own take on the global ghetto revolution.
Diamond Bass was taken in by Enchufada, the home label of the Portuguese party-starting phenomenon called Buraka Som Sistema, one of the major influences that shaped the young producer’s sound, who also names Bok Bok, T. Williams, Brenmar, Roska, Scratcha DVA as artists who inspired him to develop his fever-inducing brand of dance music. “Se Prepara”, his debut EP on Enchufada got him international attention by gathering support from the likes of Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Martelo and Stereotyp, to name just a few. The insanely catchy blend of Angolan rhythms and European dance culture will also be the recipe followed on his upcoming release on Enchufada, which we suspect you’ll be hearing a lot about very soon.
Diamond Bass has also been busy spinning his eclectic selections of House, Kuduro, Dubstep and whatever globalized and bass-heavy tune makes the crowd dance the most, taking over major Portuguese clubs like the prestigious Lux or Plano B. However, this young bass-obsessed DJ has already crossed the border to spread the tropical fever to countries like the UK, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Austria and The Netherlands, while sharing the booth with renowned DJs like J-WOW, Sinden, Buraka Som Sistema, Benga, Zombies For Money, WILDLIFE!, Octa Push, DJ Marfox, Myd, Munchi and many more. Pay attention to this young and talented artist, one of the best and brightest of the new wave of Lisbon DJs and producers bit by the Global Bass bug.
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