Interview with DJ & Producer Soul Alchemist from Cafe De Anatolia

We had the opportunity to catch up with the Brazilian DJ and producer Joao Pedro Martini de Castilhos better known by his stage name Soul Alchemist, and talk about his releases, events, and many more!

Check out the full interview below!

How would you describe your style of music?

A mixture of organic elements, different cultures and lots of groove.

Where do you find inspiration?

In meditation, yoga, healthy lifestyle.

Describe how music is important to society.

Music is so important to me because it has saved me from the deepest holes in my life, which is why I consider it a deity. It was the only thing that was there when I needed the most and this is what I would like to provide for people as well. Music has saved my life and I want to promote that with my music.

What is the best time of the day to create?


Who are your musical influences?

Francis Meirer, Nytron, Idd Aziz, Adam Port, &Me and Rampa.

What is the most difficult thing about being a musician?

The beginning of the career.

What has been your biggest career highlight so far?

Playing alongside renowned artists such as Black Coffee, Laolu, Blondish, Audiofly and reaching the Top 25 Afro House with my track Shout.

What are your latest releases?

Shout w/ Nytron (top 25 Afro House) [Prison Entertainment] and Little Red Riding Hood [Alpha Black Records]

What is your connection with Cafe De Anatolia?

My connection started when I was only a fan of the label and then in 2022, I started producing Afro and Organic House music tracks. My very first Organic House / Low Prog EP is currently signed with Cafe De Anatolia and this proves to me that I am on the right path. I’m super grateful for the opportunity.

Are you working on something new?

Yes, I have a lot of unreleased material. Many with my new partner in crime, Nytron, some with my good friend Diego Druck and there are also solo productions. Next week Nytron and I should release a brand-new banger so stay tuned!

Where and when is your next performance?

Posh Club playing b2b with my brother Diego Druck right after master DJ and producer, THEMBA.

What’s the best piece of advice another musician ever gave you?

Be consistent, study and produce daily, focus on your game, don’t look to the sides and genuinely help others.

How Covid19 changed the terms of the music industry? How did affect you?

It affected me in a positive way because i used every single day as a way to improve my self psychologically and spiritually.

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

Study, produce and work on yourself daily. Never give up! 😁