Mafalda is one of those DJs you stumble across and instantly fall in love with.
Originally from Portugal, Mafalda grew up listening to music and started to learn English at the age of 5 so that she could translate Pet Shop Boys lyrics. She moved to London four years ago and immersed herself in London’s music scene – first inspired by seeing Sadar Bahar and Floating Points play together at Corsica Studios, she became a regular at the latter’s Plastic People party and early You’re a Melody parties.
In 2017 Mafalda played key shows such as, Dimensions, Sunfall and Worldwide Festival. Fast forward to 2018, Mafalda’s calendar is full and she is appearing at notable events such as, Nuits Sonores, Dekmantel and Field day. She has now cemented herself as one of the most exciting selectors in Europe, in fact her Resident Advisor podcast was named as one of the mixes of the year by Crack Magazine.
Jump forward to 2018 and Mafalda is running Melodies International with Sam Shepherd (aka Floating Points), which is rapidly becoming one of the most highly regarded reissue labels out there. She also now organises the You’re A Melody parties – from humble beginnings at Plastic People to a regular residency at the revered Lion & The Lamb. The You’re A Melody party is now firmly on the global scene.
Aside from digging, licensing and re-releasing some of the best-lost records from the last century, Mafalda frequently appears on the radio including Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM.