It’s been 8 years since I know the name.
The first time was in Gare club in OPorto, big names played here, many with the impulse of Gusta-vo.
The Gare is a place where sound quality is clearly out of the ordinary. Equipped with Void acoustics, I spent there incredible moments; out of time, that changed my perception of the world forever. I think it must have happened to a lot of people.
At this point, the Anti-Pop had already become known as Neopop and followed his fate, led by Gusta-vo and his team. They were about to celebrate the 12th edition, in the host land of the festival: Viana de Castelo.
During these years, they have accumulated hundreds and hundreds of productions and collaborations. Some will remember Minus in 2012 in OPorto, others the crazy nights at Pacha Offir, or even slightly Solomun in the Hard Club. What comes out of this whole work is: Perfectionism – quality – good taste – love for the music and to the public. I have never seen anything so well realized and shared. Knowing more is still to come, leave my heart full.
Well in addition, in 2004, he already lives his passion behind the decks with his partner Philly under the name
of FRESHKITOS. Always with great humility, they share personal and original track selection, without ever imposing themselves in line up that did not correspond. They acquire a unique technique and library.
Today Gustavo won his name and his place in the scene and performing in events such as The BPM Festival in Mexico, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Dimensions Festival in Croatia and also last week in The BPM Festival Portugal with an unprecedented B2B with Anja Schneider, where I noticed a beautiful complicity. To my sense and a true point of inflection in his career as an artist. May be a saved date (16.09.17) in the memory of those present.
In conclusion: he is one of the strongest protagonists of the development of electronic music in Portugal in the last decade. He influenced and influences a whole generation of Portuguese dancers, artists and producers and beyond.
At the age of 36, we can consider him Guta-vo a “Master”.
This Saturday he will play at the LX Music event at the Cristo Rei National Sanctuary with Boris Brechja – Red B – HNRQ – Dani & Wailers – Rita Rin’k – Soundlanguage Live – Midinoize – et Glove. at an event which is now sold out.
Written by: Tania Barros