- Lika Marques


Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the age of 12 Lika began her interest in the DJs world. Frequently going to the matinees to see up close the magic that the sound systems would bring to the street parties and schools later on. She began as an assistant DJ (playing a record while the DJ was at the toilet) but the interest and passion pushed her to the total control of the turntables what gave to the girl from the outskirts the chance at becoming one of the top DJs in Brazil. At 13 she was invited to play regularly for the Adrenalina's party (Adrenalina was a regular radio show at Transamerica FM). At 15 she became the resident DJ of one of the biggest clubs in Sao Paulo (Broadway). In 1995 was invited to be part of the DMC agencyt raveling all over t he count ry In 1996 won t he DJ REVELATION award by DJ Sound magazine and was doing weekly slots in different radios stations such as Met ropolit ana (as DJ Met ro Mix), At iva (London Express) and Steelo FM and as guest DJ for Jovem Pan e 97FM. Played alongside big DJs such as Marky, Patife, Mau Mau, Andy, John Cut ler, Soul Slinger, St eelo, XRS Land, Drumagick, Jay Cunning, John B as well as others and as an integral part with the bands M.I.N.A. and BOJO. Played for TV shows such as Vitrine and RG (both TV Cultura), O+ (TV Bandeirantes), Jornal do SBT and Jornal da Globo. As a natural process got involved with productions of soundtracks such as Face (Drumagick - Ai Maluco), Take Care (KOX-compilation LOV.E por Sao Paulo) and for the drink's advert Amarula as seen on TV.Founded in 1998 the WDC (Women DJs Company) project that assisted and directed female DJs into the music industry. In 2002 she was invited to open the electronic music arena at one of the biggest festivals in the world, the REC BEAT witch happens in February at the Recife's street carnival. In June of the same year Lika moved to London with the intent to improve her musical knowledge since then played in places such as Cargo, 93 Feet East, Brazilian Summer Festival, Neighborhood, At t ica Club, Not ing Hill Art s Club, Guanabara (With Ether Recs), JAM (Hydrophonic Breaks), Selfridges (Brazil 40graus), The Corsica Arts Club (Guerrilla Zoo), REX Club, LOVE, Vibe Bar, NORQ! and for the radios BREAKS FM and NuSchoolBreaks.co.uk. As a freestyle DJ/Producer Lika Marques brings to the dancefloor a wicked combination between passion and impressive skills.