It has been an amazingly rapid rise. The Producer & DJ duo Stereo Addiction
has surprised all by the quality of their sets as well as the creativity of their
productions. In the last three years their contribution to the Portuguese Electronic
world has been unique but 2008 is the year of their total affirmation. The dice
have been launched!
When Gustavo and John-E founded Stereo Addiction they were far from
thinking that six years later they would be the Portuguese ambassadors in one of
the largest music festivals of the world. They have been invited to perform at the
Lisbon Rock in Rio 2008 where they will star next to some of the best names of
music from the world like Lenny Kravitz, Amy Winehouse or Joss Stone. It
will be in the Electronic Tent next to legends Tony Humphries, DJ Vibe, Carl Cox, Sasha , Digweed or Paul Van Dyk, that Stereo Addiction will perform in
the largest event of the year in Portugal.
It is also in 2008 that Stereo Addiction will have their largest editorial
adventure. After releasing with labels like the Aenaria Tech (from Italian Luca
Ricci) and New Breed, it is the time for Kismet. The label from London based
Portuguese producer, Rui da Silva, has maintained Stereo Addiction under his
radar and they are his new bet for three new editions.
Rui da Silva is one of the pioneers of electronic music in Portugal. After having
become famous as a producer in Underground Sound Of Lisbon – project he
shared with DJ Vibe during the 90’s, and responsible for the most legendary
anthem of Portuguese dance music, the single “So Get up” -, he moved to London
in the final years of the 90’s decade. In 2000 he edited the single “Touch Me” and
reached the nº 1 single on the UK charts. Since then his career has been a
constant rise. He is DJ, producer and editor.
One of his most recent themes “Wet Yourself”, has a remix by Stereo Addiction.
But the connection between these Portuguese DJ’s does not end here, an original
theme by John-E, “Melt-a-Seltzer”, that has already been released by New Breed,
Will have a new vinyl edition by Kismet. Also to make a stronger point on this
launch Rui da Silva himself will remix the theme.
With the quality seal from Rui da Silva and Kismet, little doubt remains that from
now on nothing will be the same for the producing ways of this duo.
The enthusiasm that they create when they perform on the dance floors and the
ascending trajectory of Stereo Addiction has echoed a bit over everywhere.
After having performed at the Lux Club or at Creamfields in 2007, it was not a
surprise when the Portuguese magazine “Dance Club” selected them as the
promises for 2008. There was also no surprise when it was understood that the
visibility of Stereo Addiction started to attract brands that were interested in
association to their image.
This was what happened recently with the deal that was made between the
Brazilian clothes brand Osklen and Stereo Addiction – The DJ’s and Producers
are the last signing to the Osklen family that includes surfers, actors, artists,
skaters and now, musicians.
It is already with an enthusiastic trajectory that Stereo Addiction face the year
of 2008. We know that with them there will be enthusiasm when they perform
and that the records with their name on them will have a genuine sound. This is
because they are powered by a unique passion for music and a will not to copy
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