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In Curitiba, Brazil, the days are warm, and the nights arelong. On the streets of this town, boys become men, and souls are both lost andfound. No one knows this better than the artist known as HNQO. As a famedbreakdancer in his youth, he went in search of himself, with little more than adream and the voices of Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to guide him.
Before long, he wasdexterously layering hi hats onto groovy house beats, and chopping hip-hopvocals with a soft but menacing touch.
His musictakes hold of you from collar to knee, with cheeky hooks and infectiousrhythms. More than a musician, HNQO is an interpreter of the past, fusingelements of hip hop, jazz, and other genres into his very own style of deephouse grooves.
Today HNQO (or Henrique as he is known to friends) is one of the fastest risingyoung stars in the deep house and indie dance scene. Years of hard work arealready behind this young musician, who got his start throwing parties inCuritiba. Young people in search of new musical horizons flocked to thesegatherings, and eventually some of dance music’s hottest acts found themselvessharing 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, HNQO’s own imprint, Playperview, is seeing international success.Why? Because the energy and infectious joy of this young talent permeateseverything he does, from his buoyant productions, full of underground anddancefloor 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 toembrace the world.