Age : 33 Sex : Male Zodiac : Gemini Country : Portugal City : Lisbon
Type : Exclusive mix Genre : Tech - House Software : Pro Traktor 2.6
Hardware : Xone 92, 2x Faderfox DX2, Boss DD7, Macbook Pro 17
Smelly Feet Records: Where did the name “ Nox “ come from?
Nox: Back in the year 2000, I was just starting my first gigs. I was working alongside a bi-weekly resident DJ in a bar in my hometown. On one of the nights the manager approached me and said that he was going to put together a flyer with the line-ups for the entire month. He asked me if I wanted to state my real name, or an artist name. I told him to give me a few days to think about it. I had a talk with a friend that was taking some latin classes at the time, and the process in coming up with this name was really simple. By selecting a few words that had meanings like music, beat and night, we found the last word written in the dictionary that relates to all these words – Nox. I found it cool and it has stuck with me ever since then.
"...I am still in the process of change. Right now, my choices are simple and groovy.… "
SFR: Tell us about your style and sound. What genre do you feel best describes you as an artist?
Nox: Nowadays, it's very hard to name a style for a particular track... The last couple of years, I changed my style a lot, and I don't know why. It is just something that I felt like doing and I am still in the process of change. Right now, my choices are simple and groovy. Other than that, the bass line is very important to me, and I like playing one or two melodic tracks depending on the set time. I like finishing with a great classic or a remake.
SFR: We’ve noticed that you are very active in recording your own sets and releasing them to the public. Explain to us why this is important?
Nox: One of the reasons is because both new music and music channels are updated on a very regular basis. People listen to a lot of things and are always looking for the newest trends. The other reason, is that I enjoy playing in different time slots and exploring new music and musicality. Recording these sessions is my way of sharing my experiences with the public.
"...you need to be a great DJ to really understand the culture and be able to figure out ways in which to move the people. "
SFR: As both a DJ and producer, how does each skill help in regards to the other?
Nox: I strongly believe that at first, you need to be a great DJ to really understand the culture and be able to figure out ways in which to move the people. Years of listening and playing music will eventually put you on the right path… your own path. Producing will let one comprehend music in a whole different way and that will translate in an even more technical aspect working as a DJ.
"...age and life experiences have a great influence on the music I play and produce. I often listen to older mixes of mine and remember what life was offering me back then."
SFR: We notice you did a remix for a DJ Vibes track, entitled “You”. How did this come about?
Nox: This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Kaos Records put together a remix contest for the track. At the time, we had a weekly radio show with Di Paul on Mix FM in Lisbon, Portugal. On one of the days that we were in the studio producing the show, we decided to try remixing and we made the track in one night. It ended up being a very nice production and we won the contest. The track is available for free on my Soundcloud – Nox (fuse)
SFR: What makes Fuse LX different from other brands and projects in todays scene.
Nox: We take pride in throwing parties in unexpected venues as well as defining who we are by the vibe presented by our following and the crowds attending. Finally, the music is what defines us as Fuse LX.
SFR: Where would you like to see Fuse LX 3-5 years from now?
Nox: Releasing music both digitally and on vinyl and throwing parties in major industry gatherings such as WMC, Ibiza, ADE and Sonar.
SFR: We are aware that you are now a proud father, congratulations. How has this changed the way you live your life as an artist?
Nox: I believe that age and life experiences have a great influence on the music I play and produce. I often listen to older mixes of mine and remember what life was offering me back then. Right now I feel great and strongly feel that I have managed to step further into becoming the artist I envision to be.
SFR: Nox, tell us about this mix you made for us. Where did you get your inspiration?
Nox: My inspiration comes from my beautiful family and music itself. I tried not to think of or prepare too much for this set, I just wanted to feel free and go with the flow, just like I do when I play live. I hope that you guys and the entire audience enjoys it. Thanks for having me. God Bless.