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Richard Jay

Oporto, Portugal

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Richard Jay was born in Porto, Portugal.

From 1987 playing in Vitoria SC football club which gave up to start his story with music. Sports and music always were his passion. The choice was hard but in this game the music was the winner… 1993 was the year when he first time moved our legs and hearts on the dance floor.

From that time on, Pedra do Couto in Santo Tirso (Portugal) became his second home. Last few years became resident as well in Central Club, Mare Alta, Europa Club, XL Bar, 7a Arte and Swing Club. In mean time (2000-2004) he owned a records shop in Braga, Portugal. The main idea was to share his experience and knowledge. These days Richard Jay is one of the most talented and popular djs in Portugal. Was sharing turntables with: KING BRITT (uk); TIEFSCHWARZ (germany); JOSH WINK (usa); LITTLE LOUIE VEGA (usa); IVAN SMAGHE (fr); MATTHIAS TANZMANN (ger);MATTHIAS MEYER (ger); GUIDO SCHNEIDER (ger) ; ED DAVENPORT (uk) PERC (uk) ; LUKE SOLOMON (uk) ;RENE AMESZ (hl); JULIE MARGHILANO (it); PHONIQUE (germany); PLASTIQUE (germany); MEAN STREETS (usa); GABBI LOPEZ (uk); KENNY HAWKES (uk); X-PRESS 2 (uk); LEXICON AVENUE (uk); FELIX DA HOUSECAT (usa); CHUS & CEBALLOS (sp); DAVE CLARK (uk); BASEMENT JAXX (uk); DJ LARGO (uk); RICO CASAZZA (it); ROB DI STEFANO (usa); RALPH FALCON (usa); TOMMY BOY (hl); JOHN CREAMER (usa); THAT KID CHRIS (usa); HARVE AK (fr); LU & NL; KID AM (uk); FLORIAN MEINDL; RUI DA SILVA (uk); FRANK MAUREL (pt); CARLOS FAUVRELLE (pt); RUI VARGAS (pt); DJ VIBE (pt); LOW END SPECIALISTS (usa). Like always busy? Between 2006 and 2009 played more than 300 times. His amazing mixes were running parties in Portugal, Spain, France and UK. Just to mention names of the clubs: PEDRA DO COUTO (pt);INDUSTRIA; PACHA (pt); VATICANO (pt); LOCOMIA (pt); CAFE 1001 (London); UNIT 7 (London); DUKES EC3 (London); RHYTHM FACTORY (London); PENELOPE (sp); VELVET ROOM (sp);PITCH CLUB ;ACT; CAFFE DEL RIO; MARÉ ALTA; MAU MAU; SPOT; ESKADA; TRAS TRAS; ULTIMATUM; BOSS CLUB (Spain); KATEDRAL; HIT CLUB; BUDDHA CLUB; LOTTUS; JAZZ & CO; CUSTO CLUB; PARK CLUB; SEC XIX; TRIPLEX ; DUB ; PATRIMONIO; PORSCHES; SPARKS (Spain); KADOC; PORTO RIO; REAL FEYTORIA; BAR DA PRAIA; SWING ; ENSEADA ; SOUND PLANET ; ALIADOS WINTER CLUB and stations: Radio Nova Era, Radio 93.5 and Radio Trofa. The most important events: * GLOBAL NIGHT LIFE * Oporto SOUNDS * PORTO SAGRES 2002 * ELECTRO PARADE * ERMAL SUMMER SOUNDS * BEATS N FREAKS * WHILE THE IRON MELTS