São Paulo/Brasília, Brazil
Wagner Ribeiro De Souza AKA DJ Patife (the ‘scoundrel’) was born and
raised in Brazil's music and clubbing capital São Paulo. He started out
as a DJ in a local Hip Hop band, having been influenced by Sound
System and Hip Hop culture, before falling in love with Jungle and
Drum & Bass in the mid-nineties.
A Brazilian Drum & Bass legend, he has played the globe: from WMC
(USA), SUNANDBASS (Sardinia), Exit (Serbia), Glastonbury and
Womad (UK), Skolbeats (Brazil), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland),
to Sonar Festival (Spain).
As a producer, Patife is best known for 'Sambassim', played by Gilles
Peterson, Laurent Garnier and Andy C. It also won 'Best Dance Music
Video' award at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brazil. But it was his
part on the Brasil EP on V recordings, that rubber stamped his arrival.
It’s the ability to cross-over genres; from D & B to the jazz scene, that
sets him apart. A resident at many a legendary Drum & Bass club
night, he’s never been pigeon-holed by his great love