A record label launched in 2015 and run by Gonçalo (808). The label is based in Porto, Portugal, Limited vinyl only releases. The releases are presented with a special black and white artwork, with street pictures taken by Gonçalo. Textures, Noise, old materials founded in the streets, and everything connected to the analogic world. The idea is mixing diferent types of electronic music, with old Detroit sound influences. Couting now with 5 releases, from Hinode, Ephemeral, Module Werk, Aleks, and Altitude Helena is now preparing 2 more releases for 2018. Helena’s latest accomplishment has been their integration in the Lisboa Electrónica Festival, one of the best Portuguese projects running, alongside iconic labels like Half Baked, Perlon, and Tresor.
Module Werk has been diggin, buying and playing vinyl for the best part of the last decade. Steadily rearing his head trough quirky electronica with bleepy filling to floor-ready perplexed techno rhythms. His taste and ear for quality across a more selective genre is quite apparent, and he’s clearly relished the opportunity to construct something out of what’s normally expected.
Gonçalo is a well-known figure in the Portuguese underground scene, mostly for his sets and as the owner of the Helena imprint. A digger by nature, it’s his passion for discovering new music that keep his performances fresh and exciting. A few big references like Juan Atkins, Daniel Bell, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, and DJ Harvey place him well in-sync with the history of house and techno music from the cities of Detroit, Chicago, New York, and London. Gonçalo has also been the host of two highly respected mix series, Braulio176 and Salão Ático, spanning for over eight years. The latter also became a party in his hometown of Porto, with guests such as Fred. P, XDB, Steven Tang, Hinode, Esther Dujin, and more. As for the mixes, contributors included Move D, Prosumer, and Eli Verveine to name a few.