DJ Firmeza has just released his much-anticipated second EP through Príncipe. “Ardeu” includes a two-track A-side where he brings it with his own improvised free-vocals in an aggressive-sounding but peaceful style, and a B-side with a merciless F38 tekudura bomb which he titled “RRRRRR” and the final ambient, the abstract “25”, one of his most sophisticated compositions to date. Deejaying since his teens, Fifaz has received recognition as a wizard for his live performances embroiled in these percussive plots from some other dimension, ready to shepherd the dancefloor towards the communal trance he so effortlessly conjures up. Co-founder of the Piquenos DJs do Guetto crew (“Li'l DJs from the Guetto”), his editorial relationship with Príncipe began at the end of 2003 with the split EP “B.N.M. / P.D.D.G.”, which was the object of much praise from both national and international music critics. This was followed, two years later, by his debut solo album “Alma do meu pai” (“My Father's Soul”), at the time and forever a true instant classic, such is the life and reality that its rhythms and sounds exude. At the end of 2017, he starred in the film “Pai Nosso” (“Our Father”), a short fiction/essay based on his day-to-day life directed by the New Yorker Clayton Vomero and co-produced by FADER magazine.