This Friday brought more good news to the Portuguese electronic music community, with one of our own reaching high grounds. DJ and Producer Pedro Loios, artistically known as Zinko, released a track on Hardwell’s renowned label, Revealed Recordings, called “Guaraná”.
After the likes of Kura, Kevu, VillanZ and Vendark passed through the records of the dutch label, Zinko joins the bunch of national acts to be there. Curiously introduced on his birthday, “Guaraná” was Hardwell On Air’s “Demo of the Week” on its 353rd edition, and became the label’s newest release, under its initiative to promote new talents. It is available for free.
We talked with the man himself, who told us a bit about this great birthday gift of his. Pedro claims he put “the maximum trust” in him with the song in question, knowing for sure that it would “reach far”. He sent it to Revealed, and “immediately received an e-mail confirming interest”. As to what concerns to his inspirations, the artist from Montemor-o-Novo says that, musically speaking, he “consumes it all”, and that his main references in the game are, at the moment and among others, Merk & Kremont, Bali Bandits, and TJR.
“Guaraná”, however, is not Zinko’s first display of talent. With just 23 years of age, he already has a vast curriculum. He already released in multiple labels, such as Exodus’ Peak Hour Music, Quartzo, and more recently, DJ Bl3nd’s LokoSound, and his music got supported by some hot names like Hardwell, Fedde Le Grand, Don Diablo and Blasterjaxx. He recommended to us his versatile “Uanabi EP”, available for free on his Soundcloud.
Zinko reveals great enthusiasm about the future. He told us in first hand that “in a very near future, two big collaborations are coming”, and that many dates on his agenda across Portugal are scheduled. Finally, the man also stated that a return to Revealed is “very likely” to happen.