Hailing from the sunny beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, DJ6 is a band whose music is the complete opposite of the place they’re from. Sounding cold, complex, intimate and sophisticated, their songs are influenced by the likes of Portishead, Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps and Radiohead, and yet maintaining an originality of its own.
The band started out when Bruno Correia, a popular rock dj from Rio, decided he wanted a second shot with a band. Having played an eletro-punk-extravaganza performance on a college festival with his close friend Bruno Fiuza, Correia decided they should form a new group, with a different outtake from the former. He then invited female vocalist Julia Vaz, who used to sing for pop rock bands and was incresingly interested in indie/art rock music.
Admittedly not a great guitarrist, Bruno Correia decided to pick the bass guitar, leaving the lead guitar to felipe fortes (aka starphaser), guitarrist and vocalist of many underground alternative bands such as lírio branco and The Crunch. Fortes added subtle guitar textures to the band, also commiting himself as a backing vocalist and producer. Fiuza friendly parted ways with the band at the end of 2006, and Fred Mendes, long-time friend of Fortes and drummer of Columbia, took his place.
DJ6 is a band whose influences are not exactly how they sound like, since their originality surpasses any kind of genre or style. Singing in portuguese, english and french, they also assume the position of an international band, even if Rio de Janeiro’s roots are in them - the main proof of that is that the name of the band delivers from Dom João the Sixth, king of Portugal who came to Brazil when Napoleon conquered the country. Dom João the Sixth is father’s to Brazil first emperor, Dom Pedro the first.
released March 31, 2007
Mágoa que Segui
Feels Like Home
Mágoa que Segui written by Julia Vaz.
Unfolded/Burst written by Julia Vaz and Felipe Fortes.
Feels Like Home written by Felipe Fortes.
My Bed written by Felipe Fortes.
Pequena Morte written by Julia Vaz, Felipe Fortes and Bruno Correia.
All songs performed by DJ6.
DJ6 is Julia Vaz, Felipe Fortes, Bruno Correia and Fred Mendes.
Produced by Felipe Fortes and Bruno Salgado
Recorded at Drop D Studios between oct/2006 and jan/2007
Art by Julia Vaz
Reissued in 2008 by Midsummer Madness label - www.mmrecords.com.br