Dj Kid Selecta was born in 1978 in Lisbon. Music has always been part of his teens, party with his friends, he would always take cassettes, CDs, stereo and guitar to arouse enthusiasm. At Secondary School and the University which he attended, he was always involved in music events, such as local radio or organized parties.
From 1999, as a guitarist, he was part of a punk rock band in Portuguese, the SK6 (www.myspace.com/SK6). In this project, two albums were recorded and several live concerts were given around the country and even in Spain. In addition, he was also the sound operator for two theater companies in Lisbon: Robertos & Companhia, and Teatro da Garagem . In his youth, he was also bassist of a band of hard core and singer of a punk rock cover band who gave several concerts at high schools and at Rookie, a disco in Bairro Alto, well known at that time in Lisbon.
In 2001 Dj Kid Selecta, also known as John John, began “rolling” the first vinyl discs in the wave of Reggae music. As he learned from the first DJs or Selectas of Portugal, people called him the "Kid." Hence the stage name Kid Selecta, the kid who would select good music.
The set mixes done by Kid Selecta were twice launched on Rádio Oxigénio in the midnight program "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life".
Inspired by the wild nature (waves, forests and mountains) and extreme sports (skateboarding and snowboarding), he was taken to the "feeling" of the surf... His musical contribution travels on this wave! He is sponsored by and works for the Waves & Woods store, a firm which, even by its name, has much to do with their influences.
For Kid Selecta, life without music no longer makes sense. The endless adventure in discovering new sounds was a constant learning that helped him evolve as an artist of Dj. "Let it flow", letting the music flow naturally in tune with your mind. In search of the perfect beat for each show, he adapts himself to various styles of music, from Funky, Reggae, Hip Hop, Remixes & Mashups of Classics, Ragga Jungle, Drum n' Bass and Tech House. In his shows, it has been seen the delirium of many who hear him. He has performed in clubs, parties and festivals, from north to south of Portugal, some countries in Europe and other parts of the world.
In 2013, one of his dreams came true: the dream of traveling to Goa, India, where he expanded his sound through the East.
Apart from all this musical vibration, Kid Selecta always leaves a positive message wherever he goes: "Live the Life you Love, Love the Life you Live"! Music is a way of being and of being well with life... It is through music that Kid Selecta expresses his artistic freedom!
Kid Selecta has played in many clubs including Lx Factory (Alcântara/Lisboa), Europa (Cais Sodré/Lisboa), Bar do Cais (Cais Sodré/Lisboa), Music Box (Cais Sodré/Lisboa), Bar do Rio (Cais Sodré/Lisboa), The Warehouse (Alcântara/Lisboa), OpArt (Alcântara/Lisboa), Domus (Alcântara/Lisboa), Santiago Alquimista (Lisbon), Pensão Amor (Bairro Alto/Lisboa), República da Música (Alvalade/Lisboa), Bacalhoeiro (Centro Lisboa), Mercado Fusão (Martim Moniz/Lisboa), Jardim da Estrela (Lisboa), Groove Bar (Bairro Alto/Lisboa), Souk (Bairro Alto/Lisboa), Boca do Inferno Bar (Bairro Alto/Lisboa), Mood (Bairro Alto/Lisboa), Mexe (Bairro Alto/Lisboa), Bahaus (Estoril), Coconuts (Cascais), Oba Bar (Cascais), Lotus (Cascais), Fábrica da pólvora (Oeiras), Casa da Praia (Carcavelos), Long Beach (Carcavelos), Espaço da Cerca (Almada), Manga Rosa (Almada), Bar Casa da Prata (Costa da Caparica), Flat Beach Bar (Fonte da Telha), Cocada Bar (Fonte da Telha), Studio Disco Club (Amora/Cruz de Pau), Revolver Bar (Cacilhas), Na Margem (Seixal), Roots Bar (Seixal), Rustikafé (Sintra), Contagiarte (Porto), Barraca Bar (Areia Branca), Bar do Bruno (Baleal/Peniche), Baleal Cocktail (Baleal/Peniche), Discoteca Sai de Gatas (Torres Vedras), Discoteca O Tunel (Torres Vedras), Boca Roxa (Torres Vedras), New Postigo (Sta Cruz), Discoteca Faraó (Sta Cruz), Santa Bar (Sta Cruz), A Torre (Sta Cruz), After Six (Sta Cruz/Torres Vedras), Pont'a Pé (Aljezur), Bar do Xico (Portimão), Superfly (Lagos), Monte Alentejano (Évora), Lancelote Bar (Mértola), Finos Bar (Almeirim), Tasca do Kiko (Alenquer), Rock in Life (Gloria Ribatejo), Bar do Coda (Gloria Ribatejo) and many others in Portugal ... in other countries such as the Czech Republic: at the Lucerna Music Bar (Praha), and at Club Vecko (Karlovy Vary); and in Goa, India: at Garcia de Orta Garden in Carnival 2013 (Panjim), at Guru Bar (Anjuna), at Liliput Bar (Anjuna) and at Janet & John (Anjuna).
Also he played at festivals like Arrifana Sunset Fest 2009/2010/2013 (Aljezur), Zambujeira Fest 2013 (Lourinhã), Seixal Fest 2013 (Lourinhã) Gloria Ribatejo Fest 2012 (Ribatejo), Optimus Alive 2010/2011 (Lisbon), Festival 5 elements 2009/2010/2011 (Oeiras), Foros Charneca Fest 2011 (Benavente), Gloria the Rock Festival2007/2011 (Salvaterra de Magos), Spring Festival 2011 (Évora), AE ESTM Freshman Week Festival 2010 (Peniche), Vila Sagres Sunset Fest 2009 (Sagres), Creamfiels Festival 2007 (Quinta Bela Vista/Lisboa), Ocean Spirit Festival 2007 (Santa Cruz), Ericeira Reggae Festival 2007 (Praia de Ribeira d'ilhas), Avis Rasgar Festival 2007 (Albufeira do Maranhão/Avis) Tapada Festival 2006 (Leiria).
Kid Selecta is sponsored by:
* Waves & Woods [https://www.facebook.com/WAVESANDWOODS]
* Art With Style Tattoos & Piercings [http://www.facebook.com/ArtWithStyle]