Info o Joao Maria
Already 19 years in the game, as a DJ, label and record store founder, Joao Maria made his name a respected one, by setting an example through leading instead of just following, trusting his musical vision and cherishing his independence. The results speak for themselves and prove him right. Besides being a regular fixture in Portuguese clubs like Gare Porto and Ministerium (where he has a residence) and festivals like Super Bock Super Rock, Neo-Pop, Forte Festival and Lisboa Electronica, he has become a frequent flyer to Berlin, by landing gigs at the highly regarded Club Der Visionaere, Salon zur Wilde Renate and playing at one of the hallmarks of the Berlin club scene, Katerholzig, right before its closing in 2013.
Not happy with just playing his challenging blend of refined techno and house, he helps bringing it out to the music addicts with the aforementioned vinyl-only Assemble Music label, where minimal techno pioneers as Ricardo Villalobos, Baby Ford and, Altitude, Activ-Analog, Norken and Wolfgang Voight (as Studio 1) have had releases, along with current movers like Daze Maxim, Vera, Lerosa, STL, St. Joseph, Dan Andrei, Mike Shannon, Dorian Paic.