DJ Nervoso (born in São Tomé and Príncipe, a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea) is considered a key figure in the development of the recent Lisabonian sound. He is well known for a bare-bones approach to rhythm, working the basic hypnotic feel of pounding drums to mesmerizing effect, in his permanent quest to make people move. His sound is meant to unite, not divide, the dancefloor. Even before he began producing, Nervoso was quick to perceive that some people were alienated at parties where Angolan kuduro got played. His production focuses on adapting the beats of this much-loved dance music but changing the codes for a more inclusive experience.