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Costa, Renato best known as Xtrova was born in Luanda, Angola, and early age showed interest in the world of DJs and musical production inspired by the bests national and international djs who marked the end of his 90s and early 2000. In 2003 already played with famous dj software "Atomix MP3" and with great curiosity gave his first steps in music production trying to produce Hip Hop and Ku-Duro (Angolan music genre with bpms between 136-142) using the "Fruity Loops" program. In the same year he discovered the passion for house music when he gets the Orbial Mix (Vidisco) compiled CD. Hence no more dropped the House Music culture, becoming best known by his edites and bootlegs in 2010.
Renato Xtrova has the first original titled as Mr Xtrova released in 2011 by the Portuguese publisher YPLSON Records. He features originals and official remixes edited by many labels renowned internationally like Vidisco, Exklusive, Am Roots Music, Nulu Music, HiFi Stories, Soul Sun Soul Music, Soul Candi SA, United Music Records, Deep Calls Recordings, Mwimbo Records, All Night Stars , Cool Beat Records, Loop Records 128.
Highlights to some of his works that gain immediate internationally recognition, reaching #2 place in top “on fire” (afrodesiamp3.com) December 2011 with the remix of "Woza Africa Soul by Blaqlup", #25 place in the top 100 downloads (traxsource.com) April 2012 with the original "Mi Ma Bo by Grace Mendes and Edson PP, and #37 place in the top 100 downloads (traxsource.com) September 2012 with the original “Angolano Kikola by Eddy Tussa ".
Renato Xtrova did many collaborations, productions and remixes for Dj Kapiro, Deejay Leo, Dj Malvado, Dj Malvado Jr, Dj Cesar, Edson PP, Dj Kadu, Dj Patrick, Monocles & Sleez, Euphonik, Carlos Silva, Christinan F, HallexM, Henri Josh , PM Project, Gil Perez, etc. Renato Xtrova was part of Mwimbo Records label, creator and manager beyond producer and dj.
As Dj Renato Xtrova has played in many clubs, bars and events including:
• Luanda, Benguela, Sumbe, Lobito, Gabela, in Angola: Bar 300, Doo Bahr, Club Don Q Luanda and Benguela, Miami Beach, Disco Mega Bingo, Eden Club, Cine Tropical @ Mixfm Angola, Cira Club, Kapitolio, Bay In, Lookal Ocean Club, Discoteca Mukua, Cine Kalunga, etc.
• Maputo, Tete, Chimoio, in Mozambique: Coconuts, Sport Club. • Windhoek in Namibia: Chez Ntemba Vip Lounge.
• Nairobi, in Kenya: Tree House (Electrafique Fest).
• Lisbon, Algarve, Santa Maria da Feira, in Portugal: Saphira Lx, Kaombo, Docks Lisboa, Copubar, RS Dreams, Art Lx, VIPs Club, Sins Lisboa, Hula Hula, Manta Beach, Ondeando, Lust in Rio, StudioDisco, Capitulo V, Flavour Caparica, etc.
Finally when it comes to House Music in Angola Renato Xtrova is a name to keep in mind, because without doubt this young man is a great promise in the world of electronic music specifically in the House Music.
Renato Xtrova’s tracks