Germany - BEAT SMART
Europe/ World - KOKAKO MUSIC
Daniel Fernando Wahl alias Daferwa was born 1979 in Tübingen. Raised in a Mexican-German household he soon got in touch with a broad variety of Latin-American music. In the mid nineties he begun to get into Rap, Hip Hop and House while he was also being attracted by the power of Dub and Jungle from the UK.
Since 2005 Daferwa has been actively contributing to Cologne's nightlife. First as a regularly DJ booked for parties and smaller bar-gigs by the Hampton-Recordings Collective, then in 2007, he founded the MASH IT UP! platform in Cologne at the Club Subway. Since then DJ/Producers like TOY SELECTAH (Mexico), EL HIJO DE LA CUMBIA (Argentina), UPROOT ANDY(New York), MUNCHI (Rotterdam, NL), MAX LE DARON (Brussels, BE), MURLO (London), CAPTAIN PLANET (NYC) and CHRISSY MURDERBOT (Chicago), BIG DOPE P (Paris), KLAVES (Warsaw), UMOJA (Amsterdam) - but also live-projects like MATANZA (Santiago de Chile), THE CUMBIA COSMONAUTS (Melbourne), STEVIES WONDER GLASSES (London & Graz)participated and became part of the party's network.
In 2009 Daferwa became a part of the GLOBAL PLAYER SOUNDSYSTEM (WDR Funkhaus Europa).
By the end of 2011 he started to spread global sounds at the SCHLACHTHOF in Krefeld with guest like OSCILATOR BASS, CHIEF BOIMA, BBRAVE, REMEXICANS.
Since 2013 he's doing the monthly GLOBAL PLAYER SERIES (Makina (Arg/NL), Mo Laudi (SA), Murlo (UK), Frikstailers (AR/MEX), Dizzy Womack (A), DJ Insectosound (COL/USA), The Cumbia Cosmonauts (AUS), Geko Jones (NYC), DJ Ripley (NYY), DJ Silent Pressure, Andrés Digital, Ackeejuice Rockers (Italy), Umoja (NL), Symbiz Sound, Matanza (Chile), DJ Galletas Calientes (FR/ COL), DJ Pocho Gonzalez, DJ Mellow (BE), Jeremy Sole (USA), King DouDou(FR), Maga Bo (BR)
His sets are innovative and rhythmically trips. From melodic Hip Hop, Dancehall and Cumbia to massive Moombahton and housy influenced beats with tropical flavour. Strictly spoken - he doesn't gives a shit about genres.