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Welcome back to Selections, a series of artist-curated playlists from those in the know.

Whether it be his own productions, DJ sets or creating remixes for the likes of Fever Ray and Elza Soares, DJ Marfox always brings the heat. The Lisbon artist is a pioneer of kuduro – the high-octane Angolan-Portuguese dance style – and his work is foundational to Príncipe, who released Marfox’s debut Eu Sei Quem Sou EP.

DJ Marfox’s continued impact on the dance music landscape is extensive. Alongside releases on Príncipe, he’s featured on Lit City Trax, as well as Boomkat Records and Warp. The scope of his work is reflected across both his releases and the range of artists he’s worked with, such as tUnE-yArDs and Panda Bear.

Ahead of this year’s Sónar Lisboa, DJ Marfox curates an exclusive Selections playlist of dancefloor heaters. “To celebrate this return as a DJ and playing out in Lisbon, I decided to put together a playlist of life,” he tells Crack Magazine. “It’s not exactly made up of my favourite songs, but songs that arouse specific sensations in me. Some that take me to another place and others that are there just to be there. It is a therapeutic narrative to put together a playlist like this and then listen to it, plain and simple.”

His Buy Music Club playlist spans gqom from DJ Lag to Príncipe’s high-energy sounds via Daniel Haaksman’s playful future bass.

DJ Marfox plays Sónar Lisboa on 8-10 April