guopart-square1 Gustavo Rodrigues For as long as he can remember, music has always been a part of Gustavo Rodrigues’ life. From a very early age he studied at the Musical Academy in Lisbon learning guitar and flute. When he turned 16, he moved to Brighton where he fell in love with electronic music and the art of deejaying while studying for a degree in Sound Engineering at the University of Essex. After 5 years he decided it was time for a change, moving to the warmer climate of São Paulo in Brazil. At 22 he took his first steps as a DJ playing at clubs in Brazilia, Goiana and São Paulo. The new millenium brought with it a renewed desire to explore the world and Gustavo headed for South Africa where he first came into contact with the fascinating world of music production through collaborations with Ans (Protea) and Regan (Pulse). The year 2000 was a highly productive year for Gustavo, as a DJ he played gigs in such places as Rome, London, the Canary Islands and Lisbon. In early 2001 Gustavo decided to return to Portugal for good and fulfil a promise he had made to long-time friend, João Reis aka John-E. The boys joined forces under the name ZOOM. After a few months however, they decided they replaced Trance with Progressive House and changed their name to STEREO ADDICTION. Over the years the duo has built up a reputation for their dance floor destroying DJ sets, converted masses of clubbers to their addictive fusion of House, Techno and Electro and cemented their status as one of the most interesting and influential projects in the current Portuguese musical landscape. From a production standpoint, Gustavo has experimented with a wide variety of styles and an impressive ammount of collaborators. Along with John-E, and under the name Stereo Addiction, the duo has released music on such respected labels as Vapour, Aenaria Tech, New Breed and Kismet. With DJ Aroma, under the name Buggy Freaks, he released “DK/NR” on berlin-based Aromamusic. With Fabrício Medeiros, Gustavo released “Pacote” which broke the Beatport top 100 minimal chart ahead of the likes of Gaiser and Shlomi Aber. In a career noteworthy for coherence, Gustavo has had the opportunity to DJ all over the world – Japan, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany (at Berlin’s massive Fête de la Musique and Ritterbutzke), the UK (at such clubs as the world renowned fabric, Plastic People, AKA, Cargo, Notting Hill Arts Club and Sketch) and Portugal (Lux, Gare, Indústria [Porto], Pitch, the Sudoeste Festival, Creamfields , Rock In Rio and many, many more). He was the booker and driving force behind Portugal’s most notorious after hours club, Europa, between 2006 and 2009, he is part of the team responsible for the Groovy Beach area at the Boom festival and he is a frequent collaborator with Red Bull, recording their Ginga Beat radio shows. DISCOGRAPHY - TPP-READY TO TAKE OFF - ZOOM - "Frog" - Good Mood Rec. - 2002 - STEREO ADDICTION - "How to Reach Us EP - Wonder - 2005 - QUINTEK - "One Flew Over" - Vapour Rec. - 2006 - STEREO ADDICTION - "Dancefloor Addicted" - DanceClub - 2006 - STEREO ADDICTION - "Evolved/Deviant Behaviour" - Aenaria Tech - 2006 - STEREO ADDICTION f. D. MIRANDA - "Walk da Line" - New Breed - 2007 - FELIX DA CAT & GUSTAVO RODRIGUES - "Number 1/Do Not" - New Breed - 2007 - HUSLEY & GUNZ - "Wet Yourself (Stereo Addiction rmx)" - Kismet - 2008 - JOHN-E - "Melt A Seltzer (Stereo Addiction rmx)" - Kismet - 2008 - FABRICIO MEDEIROS & GUSTAVO RODRIGUES - "Pacote" - Future Lovers - 2009 - BUGGY FREAKS aka DJ AROMA & GUSTAVO RODRIGUES - "DKNR" - Aroma Music - 2009 - FABRICIO MEDEIROS & GUSTAVO RODRIGUES - "Pacote" (Gustavo Rodrigues mix) - Doppelgaenger - 2010 - STEREO ADDICTION - "Shades Of Light" - eVapour8 - 2010