DJ Lucio K specializes in dance music, specifically, one of the most danceable tupes of music in the world, Brazilian music – from Samba to MPB, from folkloric to the most modern experiments. He is one of the most prolific names in the scene of the last two decades to spread Brazilian music all over Brazil and around the world.
He has DJed at festivals and cities around the world such as Ibiza, Vancouver, San Diego, Brighton, Bristol, London, Cape Town, Kiev, Bratislava, Barcelona, Bologna, Milan, Vienna, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco (where he lived for 3 years and was a resident of the Booty SF, Braza, BWax parties and creator of the Bacana Beatz party).
As a Producer, since 1998 his work mixes Brazilian rhythms with the language of electronic music (for dance floors), and has put out two officially released albums – “SwingSambaLounge” (2005) and “Misturada” (2007), as well as an EP titled “BAHEA!” (2014). He also produces for other artists, his most recent work being the production of album “Eletrocarimbó” (2021), by the artist Lia Sophia, which also mixed and mastered.
Among his most important performances are his participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where he was invited to be the DJ and music director of Athletics, Para-Athletics and Football in Rio de Janeiro, playing live for approximately 70 thousand people in Maracanã in the final men’s game between Brazil and Germany (20 August), when Brazil won the unprecedented Gold medal. Other highlights were his performance at the stadium Maracanãzinho for 9,500 people before the commemorative tennis match between former champions Guga and Agassi, in December 2010, and his participation in the German festivals Juicy Beats and S.O.M.A., the same year.
In Brazil, in addition to performing from Porto Alegre to Manaus, his resume includes DJing for events such as Riocenacontemporânea, Premio Shell, Coca-Cola Vibezone, Tim Festival, National Theater Festival, World Cultural Forum and Anima Mundi, in addition to collaborations for organizations such as Creative Commons and Greenpeace. He was responsible for the dance floor at events for companies such as Ambev, Sandpiper, Nova Schin (DJ booth at Sapucaí), Nokia and Tim. As a DJ, he also opened shows for names such as Jorge Ben Jor, Lenine, Funk Como Le Gusta, Baiana System and several others. Proving his eclecticism, he also toured Brazil with bands: he was the official DJ of Daniela Mercury’s band in 2001, and the band Funk Fuckers (B-Negão) in 1998.
A versatile DJ, he pleases diverse audiences with his innovative sound and unique personality. Born in Salvador, he later lived in Rio de Janeiro for 18 years, helping to revolutionize the city’s music scene. He was resident DJ for 11 years at the Brazooka party (the first exclusively Brazilian music party in Brazil, led by DJ Janot) and, for three consecutive years, he DJed the New Year’s Eve party at Morro da Urca, as the only DJ of the dance floor “Baía de Guanabara”, exclusively of Brazilian music.
Since 2014, he has been living in Salvador, the “City of Music” (title given by UNESCO in the same year) – the city where he was raised, where he started his profession and where he set up his music production studio. He is a resident of the city’s most original and longest-running nightclub, Borracharia, and often performs at established venues such as ECO.RV and events such as Biergarten, being one of the most active DJs in the city.