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Soundealers began acting as partners in crime in 1998, but their story starts in 1996. In this year "Junior" (Vasco Lopes) and Rafa (Rafael Feliciano) with a group of friends created an event agency called "worldwise". The goal of this agency was to import the rave culture to Portugal, this was their first step into the world of electronic music. It was soon in their tours, and gigs that they realized their common points in the understanding and vision of dance music, whilst one watched another in their set's. Soon they began experimenting playing with each other even that they had different mixing techniques, and set building. Having as reference names like "Deep Dish", "Masters @ Work" and others, Rafa and Junior decided that together they would build a creative team, and decided that the format of those influences would let them put in practice their own styles and techniques in one performance. So in 1998 Soundealers were born, developing their sets with 4 turntables and 2 mixers it didn't take too long that good public reactions began to sprout, and they realized that they had a golden opportunity to create and develop a well defined project where their brand would stand by a perfect chemistry, originality and solid performances. In 1999 they began producing as well, using their knowledge and know-how in perfect harmony. They toured all over Portugal in the following years and played in some of the most "hyped" and legendary portuguese clubs like Mitto, Muzik, News, and holding residencies in the legendary Alcântara-Mar, Al'Qzar, Capicua, Screen, and Fábrica da Polvora wich they still hold. When asked to define their sound they both smile and answer "it's like trying to define the taste of two different wines in just one word" meaning that their both different influences and tastes have different ways to combine, just like in the exquisite french cuisine. Their main style is house, but they use the most different type of textures and spices like underground, deep, electro, funk, tech, disco, jazz and a good measure of soul. Soundealers have refined their style, building intense sets wherever they go driving the crowd to complete ecstasy raising their arms and humming to the beats, quoting a fan in the after party " u guys are great, i never heard anything like this, i mean, whilst playing this new beats i could ear classics on the background and different sounds i recognized from great tunes, good job, i'm going to keep my "ears" on you". 2007 is proving a great year to the boys, expanding borders, playing in Spain, Azores and UK (t.b.c.), also their own productions are starting to create a hype in the clubs they play, and having a chart in the most well know dance music mag in Portugal, the buzz just started.
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