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Poll 2022: Diego Miranda
Diego Miranda

From: Portugal

DJ style: “Progressive house / techno."

Best known for: “‘Ibiza For Dreams’, ‘Nashville’, ‘BoomShakalaka’.”

Fave tune of 2022: “Anyma 'Running (feat. Meg Myers)’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “WADE.”

As well as remaining eternally popular in his home country, Portuguese producer and DJ Diego Miranda has enjoyed another busy year on the international circuit, taking his big room energy to festival stages at Tomorrowland, Oniria and ADE. This summer also marked a major milestone for Miranda as he became the first Portuguese DJ to have a weekly residency in Ibiza, with his own party 'Diego Miranda & Friends' at Bora Bora.

Miranda has also been busy in the studio during 2022. After the success of last year's dynamic collab 'More Power' he teamed up once again with Vini Vici on the psy-trance banger 'Esta Si', featuring Chimo Bayo, and also dropped ‘Tokyo’ with Cøde and ‘Oh My God’ (with the French football player Djibril Cissé) on Smash The House. He’s also been making strides in the digital realm — he released ‘Moonlight’ on Purple Fly, the first NFT label based in Hong Kong, and was also invited to be part of the Djenerates Superstars NFT collection, alongside the likes of Carl Cox, Luciano, Dubfire and Benny Benassi.

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?


Name one great festival you played for the first time this year...

“I performed in Thailand at White Lagoon Festival in Phuket and it was incredible. I felt that crowd's energy again, and it was just unreal.”

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?

“In my country, Portugal, I played for eight hours non-stop in a club called Gossip. It was a very special night, I did a techno set similar to the ones I used to do in the beginning of my career.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“The Moog Subsequent 37.”

What’s the last tune you bought?

“Diego Miranda & Massivedrum ‘Together’.”

What’s the next big sound?

“‘Acid’, my latest collab with the legends Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.“