Silvestre: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
It’s hot in Portugal, the electronic music scene is as lively as it’s ever been with a whole new wave of producers, musicians and dj’s pushing futuristic sounds which draw upon elements of local musical heritage and culture as well as house, techno and bass music.
Silvestre is perhaps one of the best known names to emerge in recent years, he’s become a key figure in the progression of hybrid sounds emerging from Lisbon and has released music on the likes of Diskotopia, Meda Fury and Secretsundaze. He also runs Padre Himalaya, a record label upon which he himself has appeared alongside friends and producers from further afield.
When Silvestre asked us if he could record this mix we couldn’t say no, he’s one of the most exciting new talents to come around for a while and his music is hot property.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself…
Hi, my name is Silvestre. I am a producer and dj and co-founder from the label Padre Himalaya.
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I am a person… who doesn’t want to go to the party but wants to be invited, love going to the beach. I am in my living room with my father we just watched Benfica play. I am an eagle.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
In my father’s living room.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
if you are driving or going for a run 🙂
What should we be wearing?
Always sunglasses for every situation.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
My living room but with my dj material(cdjs , mixer and 1 technics) which I lend to my friend Telma. I will pick it up after covid.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Mr Fidget – Fidget’s Bounce
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
2562 / A Made Up Sound 60 min Boiler Room Berlin DJ Set.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
My mate Luar Domatrix because would accept me playing UK Drill here and there.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
It was virtual dj. Now is two cdjs 700, one technics and one pioneer 350 mixer.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
The track you end.
What were the first and last records you bought?
First one was an A made up sound record in London, at Sounds of the Universe. Last, was a tape from London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984 – 1993 released at Death is not the End.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
rice with black beans and sprinkled spinach.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
hmm good question!
Upcoming in the world of…
Trying to do more sports, be better at my full-time job and be closer to nature. I still love making music but feeling a bit disconnected from “the scene”.
I am releasing a mix on cassette from one of my favourite djs and a vinyl from one of my favourite producers in my label Padre Himalaya. In 2021.
As per my own productions, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. Have loads of finished tunes but don’t know what to do all of them yet.
Waiting for a label to give me a date.
Anything else we need to discuss?
I think we need a podcast between the rappers dbo(A92) and 645ar. Because they are both great artists and one has the lowest frequency voice in the game and the other has the highest.
Follow Silvestre on Soundcloud HERE.