diskotopia is extremely proud to kick-start 2019 with girar, a four-track ep of new kaleidoscopic productions from lisbon-born, london-based producer silvestre. silvestre is no stranger to diskotopia, this being his third release with the label, debuting with the gritty noise-and-thump frank pike ep in 2014, and following that up with the more buoyant, latinate floresta ep in 2016. in addition to producing, silvestre also co-runs the padre himalya imprint, putting out 2018 s critically acclaimed focus ep from tombak virtuoso mohammad reza mortazavi, renato s 2016 alo alo, plus his own sport theories and all the things 12-s. with the girar ep, silvestre presents four idiosyncratic cuts: the bubbling psychotropic mutant rhumba of ir a sagres, woozy spliff-house deptford bus, rc surfer, a time-stretched reggaeton soundclash and the pseudo-jubilant breakbeat-house everybody is happy, testimony of a truly unique and exciting artist in the modern current of electronic music.
padre himalaya second release counts with 5 tracks from the portuguese artist silvestre. this ep describes how sports help silvestres life. he likes to run and he produced a few tracks where he goes back in time when he was doing bodyboard while living in portugal.
soulstar welcomes armando silvestre and henri josh from portugal in the family. they team up with j. katorz on the vocals for pure summer magic! includes remixes by harley & muscle, jake childs & dolls combers.
special 4x12 inch pack containing four classic releases:
- solar-021: anton fielding & tiny stikz - afro punk’d (solar recordings)
- dcr-005: de hugo - music is u (danse club)
- act002: prompt - kieto (achtung)
- facto020: ismael rivas - relouder (factomania)
lisbon s paraiso return with another essential va, brimming with premium underground noise makers. silvestre, dj ze migl, roundhouse kick of one eyed jacks and mind safari all contribute to a strong, colourful sonic palette that perfectly depicts the best of today s portuguese underground electronic music scene.