Photo Essay

Dj Firmeza

It’s under the name DJ Firmeza that 21-year-old Cilio Manuel is spilling chaos across Lisbon’s Afro-Portuguese club scene. Firmeza’s stunning take on ‘batida’, usually described as the ‘ghetto’ sound of Lisbon, puts him under the umbrella with young producers on their way to join leading figures of the scene, such as DJ Marfox and DJ Nigga Fox.

Photos shot by Marta Pina in Portugal

DJ Firmeza plays Outer Limits Club at Vooruit, Ghent on 17 September. The show is free for members.