DJ Luis Almeida

Based Johannesburg

Dance / Club / EDM, Pop / Top 40 Hits (80’s – current), Portuguese – Traditional / Modern, Classic Rock / Metal

Luis Almeida is first and foremost one of the top function DJ’s in South Africa. He has built himself a reputation as a highly regarded professional in the way he deals with his clients, with suppliers and with his audience on the dance floor.

His career began in 1992 where he started playing in the legendary Jo’burg club scene, namely : Berlins, Chillers, James Velvet, Players & La Habana Café. With more and more requests for him to play for private functions, birthdays and weddings, Luis found himself moving into the corporate industry in 1998.
Looking at his track record, over the past 10 years, he has been booked 7 days a week, with venues such as Avianto, Summer Place (Sandton), Sandton Sun, The Cradle Restaurant and Hazeldene Hall — making him their preferred supplier for all their function / weddings. He is also highly recommended by Stan and Pete Caterers and Gary Friedman Caterers (all in the Jewish market).
One of DJ Luis’s biggest advantages is his ability to cater for a diverse audience, be it English, Afrikaans, Jewish, Greek, Portuguese, Lebanese or African.DJ Luis’s phenomenal knowledge of music (not to mention his collection) of various material played today, yesterday, tomorrow and his ability to read and play the ‘right music’ has been his winning attribute. The many theme’s that he has played include : 60’s/ 70’s/ 80’s, Retro, Rock ‘n Roll, Disco, Sahara Nights, Woodstock, Moulin Rouge, Greek (before soccer world cup) Beach, Space, Buddha Bar, Shebeen, Sophia Town, African and there are others…
With a reputation amongst many of the event companies, who book and arrange events around Luis’s availability, it is no wonder that some client have even taken DJ Luis along to ensure a party while overseas in Thailand, Mauritius, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, and Kenya and he has certainly been to most parts of South Africa!

With so many corporate and event companies working with Luis time and time again, he is considered as a vital part of the any production team. His constant willingness to assist and contribute to the success of the event – be it his technical knowledge when setting up with the AV suppliers, providing a WOW piece of music for award announcements, openness to suggestions and creative input when designing a showcase and most important, reading the audience and playing just the right stuff — DJ Luis is one of a kind and come highly recommended !

His success with cross cultural audiences has made him the first choice and a regular for companies such as :

SAB, SABC, Investec, FNB, Standard Bank, Imperial Bank, RMB, J.P. Morgan, J.S.E, Microsoft, Dimension Data, HP ,Lexmark
GSK , Sanofi Aventus, Johnson & Johnson, Astra Zenecke, Colgate, Avroy Shlain, Justine, AVON, Cosmopolitan, Alexander Forbes, Discovery Health, Liberty Life, Board of Health, Pick ‘n Pay, Score Supermarkets, Spar, National Brands, Tiger Brands, ABI, Steers, Johnson Wax, Shell.

Other high profile events include :

Huis Genoot’s 90th Birthday, You Spectacular, Top Billing Awards, PICA Awards, Survivor Winner’s party, The Apprentice Winner’s party, Virgin Mobile launch & Virgin Charity Ernie Joubert’s farewell, Tracy Going’s wedding, Sean Summer’s 50th, Jeremy Ord’s Personal Wine Launch, Dimension Data Pro Am, Discovery Challenge, Pick ‘n Pay Marathon, Absa Relay, J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge and Sports Trust party.

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