Battle of the Bands

Shaka Lion

July 13, 2019 11:20 pm July 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Shaka Lion wobbles uniquely when he performs. It couldn’t be otherwise, seeing as his selections are made from the most tropical recordings through to electronics that have more “ginga”. If the DJ is truly responsible for taking the audience on a journey, then the itineraries that Shaka traces are always dotted with classic references, often in edits or contemporary remixes, which naturally complement his latest releases. His imagination has no limits, being able to create a set that mixes funk carioca, hip hop, among others derived from bass music, with the greatest of ease.

In the Shaka Lion’ repertoire there have been performances in São Paulo, Curitiba, Paris, and in some of the most prestigious clubs of Lisbon and Porto, alongside names like Sango, Total Freedom, Tommy Genesis, Branko and Emicida.

Although he came from Brazil, the DJ has made Lisbon his home. The city is increasingly a melting pot of influences from the whole world - the ideal place for a head that does not stop mixing.