by Carlos Manaça



Thursdays 08.00pm (see timetable)



Weekly Radio Show of one of the most important Portuguese electronic Labels, Magna Recordings, presented by Carlos Manaça, one of the main Portuguese Djs and Producers. Known by his tribal / ethnic background, Carlos Manaça presents a one hour mix recorded live by himself or by some of his favorite DJs and Producers. From Tech House to Techno,







With a journey of 30 years inside the “cabins”, Carlos Manaça is undoubtedly one of the most prominent names in the Portuguese “Dance Scene”. Constant presence in the main electronic music events in Portugal since its inception, Carlos Manaça is undoubtedly one of the “pioneers” and main ambassadors of dance music that is made in Portugal.

Beginning in 1986 in his hometown, Barreiro (Setúbal district), it is from 1992 that his career as a DJ reaches national prominence as a resident of two of the great “Clubs” that promote electronic music in Portugal, the “CAIS 447 ”(Matosinhos, near Porto, from 1992 to 1995), and the“ ROCK’s Club ”(Vila Nova de Gaia) between 1995 and 1996. At“ ROCK’s ”he performed alongside great names in world electronic music in his absolute debut in Portugal, like Danny Tenaglia, Armand Van Elden, Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills, Josh Wink, Dj Sneak, Johnny Vicious, George Morel, Eric Morillo, Underworld (among many others) performances that turn this “Club” into a reference at the national and international level. International.

Between 1997 and 2005, it is managed by the Agency / Producer “X-Club”, present in practically all major electronic music events produced in Portugal. The “X-Club” was responsible for some of the biggest and best events in Portugal, with Carlos Manaça having participated in almost all of them between 1997 and 2005, with emphasis on the NEPTUNOS MUSIC FESTIVAL (held in 1997 in Albufeira, Algarve, until today the largest dance music event in Portugal) and also for the various editions of the “OLÁ LOVE 2 DANCE” event held at the Pavilhão Atlântico in Lisbon.

As a producer, his career began in 1995 with the “duo” O.L.N. (one of the first dance music projects in Portugal) remixing “Places of Pleasure” and “Reboot 144”, both edited by Kaos Records Portugal and later edited worldwide by Tribal América, on an EP with the name O.L.N. – “Oporto Deep Cuts”.

In 2000 he created Magna Recordings Portugal publisher, which quickly reached a prominent place, both nationally and internationally, with several editions reaching the top sales places and being played by the main DJs worldwide. In 2001, he co-produced with Chus & Ceballos the theme “The Strong Rhythm” which also reached the top spots of the main “Charts” of 2001 and 2002 and is included in the compilation “GLOBAL UNDERGROUND 021 – MOSCOW” mixed by Deep Dish (Dubfire and Sharam), one of the main dance compilations at an international level, among many others.
Also in 2000, he published his first compilation called “PURE ELEMENTS OF HOUSE” for Universal Music Portugal, which sold more than 10,000 copies and was a gold record. In 2001 he is on the cover of the music magazine “DANCE CLUB” and also mixes the CD of that edition, with the name “FRESH FRUIT”.
In 2005 he returns to the cover of the magazine “DANCE CLUB”, this time in celebration of the 5 years of Magna Recordings, also mixing the CD included in this edition of the magazine.
In January 2006 he mixes the compilation “5 YEARS OF MAGNA RECORDINGS” edited by Magna Recordings, which was a sales success.

In 2009 the theme Manaca, Chus & Ceballos “The Strong Rhythm” is remixed by Canadians D-Unity and remains 5 weeks in the first place in the “TOP 10” of sales of the main online store of dance music, Beatport. with.

With these and other editions, his name reaches out across borders, taking him to visit countries as different as Japan (several times), Poland, Mexico, USA, England, Canada, Russia, Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland , Bulgaria, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Austria, (among many others) and Spain, country where he resides since 2002 after attending an “Audio-Engineering” course at the renowned English school SAE, in Madrid.

As a producer 2015 was his best year ever, with editions in Publishers as important as SCI + TEC (from Dubfire, from Deep Dish) Funk’n Deep, Toolroom (with Chus & Ceballos), Orange Recordings, Transmit, Otto Music, Kinetika Records and District Audio.

In 2016 Carlos Manaça celebrated his 30th career as a professional DJ. It was undoubtedly one of his best years ever, he received several awards and participated in some of the best National events, such as ROCK IN RIO Lisboa (alongside names like Carl Cox, Octave One and Dj Vibe) and the “Best of the Year da Radio Nova Era ”at Pavilhão Rosa Mota (Porto) where he received the Career Award. It also received the “20 Mais de 2015” award in addition to being in 10th place in the recent “Top 30” vote, both 100% DJ dance music portal. In addition to these awards, he also received the prize for the best Portuguese “DJ Tech” at the WAV Awards.