Line-up /HNQO (Hot creations)
1 Off started as its name suggests.
it sent the Brickhouse barmy, twice!!!
here we are for the round three with a Sunday special :)
In Curitiba, Brazil, the days are sweltering hot, and the nights are long. On the streets of this metropolis, boys become men, and souls are both lost and found. No one knows this better than the artist known as HNQO. As a famed breakdancer in his youth, he went in search of himself, with little more than a dream and the voices of Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to guide him.
Before long, he was dexterously layering hi hats onto groovy house beats, and chopping hip-â€hop vocals with a soft but menacing touch. His music takes hold of you from collar to knee, with cheeky hooks and infectious rhythms. More than a musician, HNQO is an interpreter of the past, fusing elements of hip hop, jazz, and other genres into his very own style of deep house grooves.
Today HNQO (or Henrique as he is known to friends) is one of the fastest rising young stars in the deep house and indie dance scene. Years of hard work are already behind this young musician, who got his start throwing parties in Curitiba. Young people in search of new music horizons flocked to these gatherings, and eventually some of dance musicâ€™s hottest acts found themselves sharing the decks with this ever present, ever humble artist.
Thanks to these successes HNQO was discovered by the inimitable Russ Yallop, and his tracks are forthcoming on Hot Creations amongst other labels. Additionally, HNQOâ€™s own imprint, Playperview, is seeing international success. Why? Because the energy and infectious joy of this young talent permeates everything he does, from his buoyant productions, full of underground and dancefloor appeal, to his bass shaking live sets.
HNQO brings funk, soul, and a full dose of realness to his musical prowess. With standout EPs behind him and a slew of hits yet to come, he stands ready to embrace the world.
From south of France, he discovered House music 10 years ago. When he arrived in London, influenced by the diversity of the music in this town he quickly understood that giving to people what they want doesnt mean you have to compromise on the quality
pej is an Iranian who has come a long way to be a dj.
Having to live in such a musically suppressed environment has given him a true passion for music..
His real experience started when he arrived in Manchester to study, and it was there where he met the right people at the right time who helped shape his knowledge of sound into a new mould and gave him the chance to grow and play in bars and clubs from the early days.
With a style that incorporates deep, soulful and tech sounds it is his versatility that makes him stand out from the crowd, Pej also holds down the resident DJ spot at the Brickhouse in Londonâ€™s famous Bricklane and has done since 2009.