About / Sobre
EN - Helena is based in Porto and music has been a relevant aspect of her life since an early age. She took up organ, piano and guitar lessons during her childhood and mid-teens and, like most people, she started listening to her parents music at home: from pop to jazz, folk, prog rock and even classical. In her late teens, though, she was mostly into hip-hop, reggae, dub, acid jazz and later in her early twenties she embraced the nu soul and nu jazz scenes that flourished throughout the late 90's/early 00's. She's above all a passionate music lover who's been closely connected to the DJ community both inside and also outside Portugal for the past ten years, continuously finding and actively searching for new and old music and artists whith renewed thrill and enthusiasm. She strongly believes this is the main reason why she keeps on being so passionate about music to this day and also why she puts so much love and dedication into her mixes which range from afro-cuban and spiritual jazz, afrobeat, hip-hop, brazilian, soul, boogie and disco and even some broken beat and Detroit and Chicago house and garage. She's been spreading good vibes at some of the most renowned venues and web-radios in Porto and Lisbon and recently played alongside Dimitri From Paris. She is also set to play some major dance festivals inside and outside Portugal in the summer of 2019.
PT - Helena Guedes é natural do Porto. O interesse pela música surgiu desde muito cedo, com a música que se ouvia em casa. Ao prazer aliou-se a curiosidade e a partir daí uma procura incessante do que estava para lá do óbvio. Desta paixão manifesta, que partilha com os amigos e com a comunidade musical, surgiu o convite para passar música em pequenos bares e eventos, e este tem sido o percurso que, ainda que curto no tempo, tem confirmado o seu interesse e entusiasmo pelo jazz espiritual, raridades brasileiras, soul, disco e afrobeat mas também pelas novas electrónicas por eles influenciados, particularmente os ritmos quebrados do movimento londrino dos últimos 20 anos.