Djeff, son to a Cape-Verdean father and an Angolan mother, was born and raised in Alverca - Portugal. Thanks to his father’s long-time interest for music, Tiago has been listening to music since his early years. He grew up hearing artists and groups such as Michael Jackson, Europe, Michael Bolton, and Brian Adams… and always his African music which he never forgot such as Kassav, Tabanka Jazz, Livity, Grace Evora, Eduardo Paim and others.
The years went past with the taste for music deep in his blood when his sister influences him to listen to artists like Robin S, Sizequeen, Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden… The attraction for House Music was immediate!
With 15 years of age, he begins attending the matinees of club Bauhaus in Estoril, a city on the coast of Lisbon. Djeff becomes fascinated with the way the DJ played with the music and since then he has had a love for DJing. He bought his first DJ Mixer from a friend, and began mixing with two Discmans’ at home. Always looking to know more about the House Music style and artists, he found DJ Erick Morillo who became his early influence and whom he identified most with.