Carlos Manaça
DJ & Radio Show Host

Carlos Manaça



Magna Recordings Show

Hosted by Carlos Manaça - Saturday - 01:00 hrs - 02:00 hrs

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,

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With a 30-year journey 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.

Starting in 1986 in his hometown, Barreiro (district of Setúbal), it is from 1992 that his career as a DJ reaches national prominence as a resident of two of the great “Clubs” promoters of 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 big names in World electronic music in his absolute debut in Portugal, such as Danny Tenaglia, Armand Van Elden, Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills, Josh Wink, Dj Sneak, Johnny Vicious, George Morel, Eric Morillo, Orld (among many others) actions that transform this “Club” into a reference at national and international level.

Between 1997 and 2005 it is managed by the Agency / Producer “X-Club” marking presence in almost all major electronic music events produced in Portugal. The “X-Club” was responsible for some of the biggest and best events in Portugal, having Carlos Manaça participated in almost all between 1997 and 2005, especially 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 event “OLÁ LOVE 2 DANCE” held at the Atlantic Pavilion 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 America, O.L.N. – “Oporto Deep Cuts”.

In 2000 he created Magna Recordings Portugal publishing house that quickly reached a prominent place, both National and International, with several editions reaching the first places of sales and being played by the main DJs around the world. In 2001 co-produces with Chus & Ceballos the theme “The Strong Rhythm” which also reaches 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 international level, among many others.
Also in 2000, he released by Universal Music Portugal his first compilation called “PURE ELEMENTS OF HOUSE” which sold more than 10,000 copies and was a gold record. In 2001 he is the cover of the music magazine “DANCE CLUB” and also mixes the CD of this edition, with the name “FRESH FRUIT”. In 2005 he was again on the cover of the magazine “DANCE
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
mixed the compilation “5 YEARS OF MAGNA
RECORDINGS” edited by Magna Recordings, which was a bestseller.

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

With these and other editions, his name reaches projection across borders, leading 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, where he has lived 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 such important publishers as SCI+TEC (Dubfire, Deep Dish) Funk’n Deep, Toolroom (with Chus & Ceballos), Orange Recordings, Transmit, Otto Music, Kinetika Records and Audio District.

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

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Dj Dub – “Is There A God?” – World Music (Portugal) – 1998

Carlos Manaça – “Feel The Drums” – Magna Recordings / Groovy Prod (Bélgica) – 2000

Manaça, Chus & Ceballos – “The Strong Rhythm”– Stereo Productions (Espanha) / Moody Records (USA) / Magna Recordings – 2001

Manaca & De Rivera – “Moving To The Beats” – Magna Recordings 2005

D-Formation & Carlos Manaca – “Sexy Sheet” – Beat Freak (España) – 2007

Carlos Manaca vs. Mastiksoul – “MTF Come Here” – Hoshi Records – 2007

LULA – “Always Lost” – Carlos Manaca Original Mix – KULT Records – 2008

D-Formation & Carlos Manaca – “Underground” – Magna Recordings – 2010
Carlos Manaça – “Coming To Chicago” – Magna Recordings – 2012
Carlos Manaça – “Back To Work” – Bamboo Music – 2012
Carlos Manaça – “Can’t Remember” – Bamboo Music – 2012
Carlos Manaça – “The Dark Side” – Beat Therapy Records – 2013
Carlos Manaça – “The Bright Side” – Beat Therapy Records – 2013
Carlos Manaça – “The Grey Side” – Beat Therapy Records – 2013
Carlos Manaça – “Tha Bass” – Magna Recordings 2013
Carlos Manaça – “Turn Me Up” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “Too Tired” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “Five Seconds” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “Pharmatech” – Magna Recordings 2014
Carlos Manaça – “The People” – Kinetika Records USA 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Mental State” – Kinetika Records USA 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Wassap” – OTO Music Japan 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Make A Move” – OTO Music Japan 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Pushin’” – Orange Records 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Pray” – Orange Records 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Dark Atoms” – SCI+TEC 2015
Carlos Manaça – “The Turn” – SCI+TEC 2015
Carlos Manaça – “On My Way” – Funk’n Deep USA 2015
Carlos Manaça – “Can’t Stop” – Funk’n Deep USA 2015



O.L.N. – “Places of Pleasure” – Kaos Rec. (Portugal) / Tribal América – 1995

O.L.N. – “Reboot 144” – Kaos Rec.(Portugal) / Tribal América – 1995

M-System – “Most Anything” – Magnetic Records (Portugal) – 1998

Manaça, Chus & Ceballos – “The Strong Rhythm” – Magna Recordings (Portugal) – 2002

Pete Tha Zouk – “Shine On” – Magna Recordings (Portugal) – 2003

Carlos Manaça – “Feel The Drums” – Magna Recordings (Portugal) – Janeiro 2005

Victor Calderone – “Give It Up” – Carlos Manaca Magna remix – Magna Recordings – 2006

Christian Duran – “Madreselva” – Carlos Manaca remix – Iberican – 2007

De Loren & Colors – “Zancozumbada” – Carlos Manaca remix – Magna Recordings – 2007

Dj Cytric – “Soul Rider” – Carlos Manaca remix – Soulsound Recordings – Portugal – 2008

Di Paul vs. Dj Nox – “Gossip” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings 2009

Atlantic Tribe – “Shake It” – Carlos Manaca Magna Remix – Session Trax, Japão – 2009

Federico Epis – “Shout” – Carlos Manaca Magna Remix – Factomania – Espanha – 2010
Desert Storm – “Desert Storm” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings – April 2010

The Vintage feat. Liah Karli – “Back To The Underground” – C.Manaca & Luis Garcia Remix – 2010

Deka & Dave Rose – “Tribal Chant” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Coraza Recordings – 2010
Adam Freemer – “Underground Baby” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Twisted America – 2011
Kenny & Sparker – “Linha Da Frente”- Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings – 2011

D-Formation & Carlos Manaca – Underground – Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings 2012

D-Unity – “Tribal Rhythm” Remixes – Beat Therapy Records – 2012
Nuno Clam – “Back To The Underground” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Magna Recordings 2013
Chris Staropoli – “Ceremonia” – Carlos Manaca Remix – TKC Music – 2013

Jerome Robins vs Deko-Ze – “Real Talk” – Carlos Manaca Remixes – Magna Recordings 2013
D-Formation – “Takonia” – Carlos Manaca Remix – Beatfreak Recordings – 2013
Dj Dextro – “Number 10” – Carlos Manaca Groove Remix – Magna Recordings 2014
John Creamer & Stephane K – “Forget The World – Carlos Manaça Remix – Oto Music (Japão) – 2016
Carlos Manaça – Feel The Drums – Carlos Manaça Remix – Magna Recordings – 2016

Compilations on CD / Digital

Pure Elements Of House Music” – X-Club / Universal Music (Portugal) – 2000

“Fresh Fruit” – Cover CD of Dance Club Magazine (Portugal) – August 2001

“Olá Love 2 Dance” – X-Club / Vidisco (Portugal) – 2004 [BEST DANCE COMPILATION 2004]

“Magna Recordings: 5 Years” – Cover CD of Dance Club Magazine – (Portugal) – June 2005

5 Years of Magna Recordings” – CD duplo – Magna Recordings – Janeiro 2006

DANCE CLUB SESSIONS 09 mixed by Carlos Manaca” – CD da Revista Dance Club – Fev 2010
“10 Years Of Magna Recordings | Selected & Mixed by Carlos Manaca” – Magna Digital – 2011
“15 Years Of Magna Recordings | Selected by Carlos Manaça” – Magna Recordings – 2016
“Carlos Manaça 30 Years – The Compilation” – Magna Recordings 2017

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