DJ Marfox


DJ Marfox aka Marlon Silva is best known for his pioneering of a new music genre, which emerged from the Portuguese capital’s housing estates, and was referred to as the ‘ghetto sound of Lisbon’,"batida" or "batucada", which incorporates African-influenced dance music such as kuduro, kizomba, funaná and tarraxinha, with house and techno. Marfox’s own ancestry traces back to the former Portuguese colony of São Tomé e Príncipe.

Marfox began producing and DJing as a teenager, disseminating music via YouTube, and independently releasing single mp3s in Lisbon. His ‘di Ghetto compilation EP’, produced with his crew by the same name, acquired iconic status in urban Portugal and diasporic African communities throughout Europe, helping to create a grassroots network of young creatives seeking to breach new territory in sound and culture.

His most recent 'Lucky Punch' EP was released early last Summer on Lit City Trax (DJ Rashad, Traxman, ..) and his US live debut happened at the label's party at The Westway, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy New York Festival.

Marfox returned to the States for MoMA PS1 Warm Up Series in NYC, and for a Lit City Rave at Los Globos, LA. He finished 2014 visiting Brazil for the first time, playing Rio's Festival Novas Frequências + Club Neu in São Paulo. Amongst a new EP for Príncipe, he’s released a remix work for Panda Bear's 'Come To Your Senses' on Domino, and recently put out 'Take Off' , on Warp Record's Cargaa 1 compilation.