Batida, Kuduro, afro-beat, Vanyfox's music is multi-faceted, cosmopolitan and authentic. Originally from Angola and now evolving between Lisbon, Reims and Paris, this young 22 year old dj and beatmaker has been imposing himself for a few years on stages all over the world, thanks to important collaborations and partnerships.
As a child, the young Paulo Alexandre (real name) was already rocked by the sweet voice of the Congolese Koffi Olomidé but also by the international rap scene. And at the age of 12, pushed by one of his brothers, he embarked on the music journey, caught up in the frenzy of composition. A year later, his relocation to Reims, France, took him away from the batida soil - this Angolo-Portuguese musical genre with Afro-house notes - but did not affect his passion for these sounds born in the Lisbon suburbs.
The young dj continues to divulge his productions on soundcloud, inspired by the great names of the batida such as Lycox or Niggafox and begins to make talk about his music. Very quickly, things accelerate. In 2019, his meeting with the producer Branko, formerly affiliated with the collective Buraka Som Sistema, propels him on the Lisbon scene thanks to the compilation Enchufada Na Zona Vol.2. That same year, his exchanges with the producer Bamao Yendé of the Boukan Record inserts him in the Parisian afro underground scene.
Today, the artist cultivates privileged links with the Canadian-Congolese collective Moonshine with whom he develops sets and party projects in Europe and in the rest of the world.