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Fresh Kicks 48: HNQO

Playperview boss celebrates his debut LP for DOC Records...

HNQO serves up an hour of sultry tech-house grooves on for the 48th edition of our Fresh Kicks mix series.

One of Brazil's most highly acclaimed young stars, HNQO has already landed a residency at the famous Warung Beach Club and increased his standing abroad over the past few years through European tours and a solid catalogue of releases.

2012 saw him join Jamie Jones' Hot Creations label with two-tracker 'Point Of View', before delivering a track for DFTD in 2014 and continuing to drop via his own Playperview imprint.

Returning last month with his debut album 'The Old Door' — out now on DOC Records — HNQO showcased his eclectic tastes through 10 off-kilter cuts ranging from moody techno to roaring tech-house and melacholic electronica.

Through use of strings, keys and organic percussion alongside raw synth textures, the Brazilian creates a body of work which is both highly musical and experimental.

Pick up a copy of 'The Old Door' here and check out his Fresh Kicks at the bottom of the page.

Last record you bought?
"Q-Tip 'Amplified'."

Last meal you cooked?
"Chicken salad."

Last dream you remember?
"I had won the lottery and could buy any studio gear I wanted."

Favourite club?

Favourite album of all time?
"I haven't found it just yet."

Favourite country you've visited?

Who would you most like to play back-to-back with?
"Francesco Tristano."

Which cartoon character would you most like to be?

If you could meet anyone alive or dead, who would it be?
"Stevie Wonder."

Tell us a joke...
"There's two guys talking. 
One of them has a blank mail letter.
The other asks: 'Who is it from?'
First guy: 'From my brother.'
Second guy: 'How could you possibly know? It's a blank letter.'
First guy: 'Yeah. It's because we're not talking to each other.'

(Laughs) Yeah not funny, I'm terrible with jokes!"

Want more music from up-and-coming artists? Check out Fresh Kicks 47 with Ganesa.

Ben Hindle is DJ Mag’s Clubs Editor and co-founder of DJ Mag Bunker. Follow him on Twitter here.