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Diving right into the deep end, Jesus Luz’s first performance in Brazil in 2009 was for a 75k person audience at Cará Music Festival. Not one to do things in half measures, his debut was followed by a performance at mega club Green Valley, which was voted as Brazil’s best club. Receiving invitations to play at prestigious fashion events, he has performed in New York, London, Paris and Milan, for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Thomas Sabo and Valentino. Crafting a sure-fire formula, frequent collaborators Vitor Bueno and Jesus’ recent collaboration ‘Habla Compadre’ has amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify, pushing his name further into the world of dance music. His latest release ‘Calling’ is out now and we caught up with him to chat about his new track, the Brazilian electronic scene and his effortless ability to combine the worlds of music and fashion –

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How did you find yourself in the music industry?

Hey guys it is a pleasure to do this interview!

I always have musicians around me! My father used to play guitar for my mother and I have always had many DJ friends.

You are well versed in both fashion and music, playing at some incredible fashion events across the world. What was the best fashion event you played so far?

I think the Castle of Valentino! And for Marc Jacobs too!

Tell us a little bit about your new single ‘Calling’ with fellow Brazilian producers Vitor Bueno & Marmii. How did it come about?

We are friends and we love music, that was enough to make that baby!

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Energetic, democratic and powerful!

Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you the most?

I love daft punk, Boris Brejcha, Alok, Marília Mendonça and many others!

When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?

Usually I chill with my family, my wife, my daughter and the dogs (I have three!)

What is fun and rewarding about what you do? And what’s not?

It’s good to remember the amazing shows that marked my career.
And it’s not good to remember the time that I was irresponsible with people’s feelings.

What’s the music scene like in Brazil?

So much happening here! The new generation of DJs are exploding and Brazilian artists are crossings styles. It’s amazing moment!

Where is your favorite venue to play in the world?

Green Valley in Brazil and Space Ibiza were my best experiences!

What helps you to get in the zone in the studio?

My DJs friends for sure! I always have help to produce.

What’s your advice for the newer artists?

Dream big, stay humble.

Best advice ever given?

Be good company for yourself.

Name one your strengths!

I like people.

Idea of a perfect Sunday?

Family, food and music.

What is your own definition of happiness?

My daughter Malena Luz and nature.

Do you support any charities?

Yes I do. Since I became famous I always feed my soul with charities. Mostly in Brazil.

What is your favorite healthy food?

Açai!

And your favorite cheat food?

Barbecue with French fries.

If you could collaborate with any artist that has ever walked this earth, who would it be and why?

Michael Jackson!

How would you describe your fashion style?

I’m always changing and trying something different than I used to wear.

What do you think of Social Media?

Amazing tool, but it can be very dangerous.

Where we can follow you?

@jesusluz on Instagram

 

Quote: Your thoughts become things! – Rhonda Byrne

Movie: Drive

Travel Destination: Maldives

Sports Team: Flamengo

 


 

Photo Credit: Beto Gatti