Portuguese multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Pedro Ricardo releases his debut album, Soprem Bons Ventos, on Soundway Records.
Currently based in Berlin, Pedro Ricardo has been releasing music for the past eight years under different aliases via labels such as Wolf Music and his own imprint Hear, Sense and Feel. An eclectic DJ and selector, he hosts a radio show on South London's radio Balamii, guested on Mafalda's NTS show and can be found playing in clubs across all Europe.
Stylistically, Ricardo became entranced with jazz from an early age, while also becoming enamoured with folk music - rooted in his Portugal childhood, now encompassing sounds from Cape Verde, Brazil, and Spain along the way. He intertwines these instrumental infuences with field recordings, and electronics, on Soprem Bons Ventos. "The album translates to 'Good Winds Blow', shares Ricardo. "This idea of good winds blowing is intertwined with the feeling of missing something, and sadness. On a positive note, there is still an overarching sense that happiness also lies ahead. Soprem Bons Ventos represents an ode to the past, to those who came before me, connecting with my present and imagining the future."