ACCATONE

ACCATONE

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Accatone is the alias of José Reis. Born in 7 July 1980, went through his teens listening to Detroit techno and Chicago house music, deep and dub techno and later on to all... read more
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Accatone is the alias of José Reis. Born in 7 July 1980, went through his teens listening to Detroit techno and Chicago house music, deep and dub techno and later on to all kind of world, funk and folk, dub and reagge, soul and all kind of music really. At the age of 15 he had dj’s and performers as friends and his contact with the after-hours scene in Lisbon started at the early age of 16, making he’s personal heroes being men like Jeff Mills, Dave Clarke, Daftpunk, Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Plastik Man, Green Velvet, The Orb, Larry Levan, Luke Slater, Underworld, Derrick Carter, and many more… He started his musician career in 1999 as a percussionist playing all over Portugal as a freelancer and as a member of many bands like the folk band Dazkarieh in 2002, and the chill project Tachyons from 2003 to 2005. Beginning his way into production of electronic music between chillout and deep house and playing as a DJ at most of the trance and techno open air party’s and clubs all over Portugal having he’s debut abroad in 2009 in Belgrade Serbia at the Namaste Club. It is only in 2008 after he graduates from the National Conservatory of Cinema, in the department of Sound, that he begins to embrace the production of house and techno at a full range. He pursuits for different and more accurate deep and groovy house tunes now that he has moved to Berlin, working as a DJ, Producer/Remixer and sound recordist closely involved with Piston Recordings ran by his long time friend Rogério Martins.

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