Trikk is an internationally acclaimed producer and DJ, originally from Porto (Portugal) and now based in Berlin. His work with Dixon & Âme’s Innervisions label together with his busy touring schedule have launched him onto the global stage as part of the next gen of underground house music.
With a consistent drip feed of biannual releases since 2011, Trikk has avoided the pressures of social media, rather focussing on a carefully considered output. This creation of space between producer and audience encourages the flow of new ideas, giving freedom to steer clear of the latest trends and expectations. With each release he aims to demonstrate his development as an artist, taking the time to properly digest influences and inspirations.
This approach also carries through to his DJ performances. He has been winning over audiences around the globe with sets that showcase his unique perspective, free from outside pressures and conventions.
His sets are patient with a delicate sense of timing, well-formed musical selection, flawless harmonic mixing and dynamic storytelling.
Since his relocation to Berlin, the hub of Europe’s electronic music scene, he has been able to reach a wider audience with access to some of the best clubs and festivals in the world as well as increasing his worldwide appearances. He’s also a staple on the Innervisions label showcase events and has fast become a favourite with fans.
His musical output has also garnered attention. Since his first EP for the label, “Florista” a playful rhythmic experimentation with hypnotic synth lines, he has continued to release music that resonates both with fans and artists.
His 2017 double EP “Mundo Ritual” expands on the use of African rooted percussion with more powerful electronics. Pristine production, attention to detail and the careful use of silence creates a dramatic release that exhibits a clear progression from his earlier productions.
In 2018’s “Vilara EP” Trikk shifts his focus from rhythm to crescendoing melody in a pair of synth driven compositions. Clearly designed with specific pinnacle moments in mind, he adds to a carefully crafted and steadily evolving discography that reflects his experiences and journey as an artist as it continues to grow.
With four years of close affiliation with the Innervisions team, Trikk has become an integral part of the label’s lineup and is helping to shape the sound of the next wave of artists. With more releases in the pipeline, we can expect new original work, exciting collaborations and performances to follow.