✰ 2017 RedBull 3style Netherlands Champion
✰ 2015 DMC Visual DJ World Champion
✰ 2012 Mixmove Paris – Video DJ Champion
✰ 2012 VDJC Las Vegas Battle – 3rd place
✰ 2005 DMC World – Vice Champion Finals
✰ 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Dutch DMC Champion
Born and raised in sunny São Paolo, Brazil. Irie currently lives in Groningen, The Netherlands.
A typical name for the busy bee he is. ‘Irie’ is his actual first name.
His style can best be described as ‘eclectic’, mashing and mixing hip hop, reggae, funk and soul, rock, breaks, dubstep and even pop music. Irie evolves himself, since ‘style’ is never a definite concept and needs revision on a daily basis. Gifted with a pair of hands that operate best at the speed of sound and a broad interest in styles and genres, DJ Irie is one of The Netherlands’ most forth going, top notch turntablists, renowned for his skills.
Competing in turntable battles since 1998. Irie wins the Dutch DMC Championship in 2002 and manages to prolong his title for 5 years! His hunger for face-to-face supremacy battles results in a runner up World Champion title at the DMC World Championships in London in 2005.
In 2006 Irie is asked to join urban theatre company ‘Ish’. With them he tours the globe. The collaboration works out flawlessly and Irie commits himself to the group as resident (cinematic)deejay. Besides performing Irie involves in producing musical and visual content for Ish’ theatre shows.
Multi talented thinking beyond boundaries, Irie successfully adopts video scratching in his mix. He named it “Cinematic” deejaying. It doesn’t only enhance his abilities, it proved to be a strong visual ‘tool’ to capture a crowd during shows. It enables him to spread a message in sound as well as image and create a fulfilling, 360-degree experience for the audience.
In 2012 Irie won first place at the very first held European video-dj battle, called ‘MixMove’ in Paris, France. Later that year he got placed third at the annual VDJC Battle in Las Vegas [NV].
In 2015, Irie is crowned DMC Visual DJ World Champion, the first ever Video DJ competition held by the legendary DMC!
2017 sets a new bar in the DJ world, Irie wins the National RedBull 3style competition in Amsterdam!