Bart Cruz Beatport


Born in August 1977, Bart Cruz has been a music lover for as long as he can remember. He started collecting vinyl and went on to DJ’ing 6 years ago and is now one of the most promising Portuguese DJs. Together with DJ Diogo, he’s the man behind Feed Me Records, a new progressive/techy/deep house record label, the first of its kind in Portugal, a truly alternative, underground platform for the development of electronic craftsmanship. Behind the decks Bart pounds deep, solid grooves, from dubby and techy atmospheric house to a more punishing techno or minimal trance, always cut to the crowd’s demands. No cheese involved in the process; Just sharp mixing skills and fine selection to create an explosive mix of styles, never compromising the set’s consistency as a whole. This is why he is considered by many to be one of the most talented Portuguese djs of the new generation.

Besides all kinds of parties and clubs in Portugal, from the most posh to the dirtiest and sleaziest of them, Bart has played in Amsterdam, Madrid, Fusion Festival 2003 in Germany, Russia and Mexico. Also in 2003 Bart had a monthly residency (promoted by Da Providers) at one of the finest clubs in Lisbon, Industria, where he played with guests the likes of Anthony Pappa, Kasey Taylor, Quivver, Chris Cargo, Karlos Elizondo, Steve Parry, Tim Healey and Minilogue, to name a few. In 2004 Bart played in Germany at Die Grube club and numerous parties in Portugal, namely with James Zabiela, Mara, Paul Rogers and Anthony Pappa, setting off the year with a promising start. But the highlight of the year was definetely the biggest electronic music festival in Portugal (Optimus [email protected]), where he shared the decks with Dave Seaman, Infusion Live and Kasey Taylor, among others. In 2005 there are already a few gigs to watch out for, namely with Hernan Cattaneo and Infusion again…

With the label’s releases getting huge response worldwide, both from A and B-list DJs and bedroom Djs, and with the first productions starting to see the light of day, namely alongside good friends and talented producers Stereo Addiction, things are certainly looking good for Bart.