Elem3nt is a DJ that has been softly moving throught the past years through the Portuguese dance scene, but has not been unnoticed on the dancefloors he has played for. With a characteristic style and an ease on the DJ booth, typical from who’s on it’s natural element, Gonçalo Pereira has been growing a small group of fans and followers since his early start as a DJ.
It all began in 1996, at a friends house - Cesar Silva aka DJ Klicky - where Elem3nt started out mixing records. His first gigs came soon after that, firstly for a collective at his hometown and local highschool parties. Two years later, he was DJing at proper venues, such as the Saturday Club and the S.A. club in Ericeira, very well-renouned clubs at the time.
In 2001 he came up with his alter-ego ELEM3NT, the name, the concept and the logo, which he created himself: it’s a small (de)composition of the elements that “make” a dj set - beat + tempo + loop + scratch - controlled by it’s ultimate Elem3nt, the DJ, the one that takes control over the four others.
Ever since then, Elem3nt keeps on surprising the audiences and performing in several differente venues and playing alongside some of the greatest DJs, such as Einmusik, Richard Bartz, Mapusa Mapusa, Echosonic (aka DJ Ferro), Jiggy, XL Garcia, Mário Roque, Luís Leite, DJ Ino, DJ Nox, Soundealers, Mark Rizzo, Lúcio Monteiro, D-Gital Method, DJ Quiz, Double B, Carlos Lopez (aka Mitto), Syper, Flynn, Dexx, just to name a few.
Currently he has a residency at a local club, Pátio do Sol, where he plays twice a month, but has played at several venues in Portugal, like Alcântara-Mar, Alive, Delmare, Bar do Rio, Karma, Faculdade de Medicina Dentária (Xclusiv Check-in Party), Factor X, Ko-Zee, besides the ones that have already been mentioned.
In early 2011 Elem3nt decides to take one step further, and explore his drift on production techniques, producing two tracks that still have not been released, but extensively revear his natural talent and aptitude to explore the new faces of his musical side. This is when Dancefloor Artists have invited Elem3nt to be part of the agency, bringing another multi-talented DJ / producer into our roster, which leaves us to think that the best Element is yet to come.