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The Advent's Upcoming Gigs
Fri 01 Aug, 14
Nature One, Raketenbasis Pydna, Kastellaun/Hunsrück, Germany
Sun 10 Aug, 14
Click presents AD Bookings, Woodstock69, Bloemendaal aan Zee, Netherlands
Fri 15 Aug, 14
Bounce Fridays presents The Advent at The Works, The Works, Detroit, United States
Sat 16 Aug, 14
Output, OUTPUT, BROOKLYN, United States
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Advent – a coming, or an arrival; a coming into being or use.

Quite an appropriate name for Cisco Ferreira, a man who has played a big part in the creation and development of Techno from the very beginning of this genre’s history. Indeed, his Techno CV is the stuff of legend. Cisco was producing Techno and performing live Techno shows years before the rest of the world had even heard of the genre. He released his first track in 1988, was a pioneer of the Live PA (or Live Public Address – performing Techno live in front of an audience using electronic music gear), and, if all that wasn’t enough, he even worked as the sound engineer on some of Derrick May’s, Adonis & Fingers Inc’s recording sessions!

The list goes on, and so does Cisco. Unlike other Techno pioneers from the early years, Cisco continues to produce with as much passion and frequency as he did back in the day. His releases on Labels Like Tresor, Rotation, Electrix, Kanzleramt, Dj Gigolos, Pure Plastic, Synewave plus many more is just another example of his ongoing pursuit to keep making music and pushing Techno to new boundaries.

Cisco was born to Portuguese parents on the island of Madeira (Portugal). His family moved to London (1975) when he was five years old, setting the stage for his musical career. While at Paddington College (1986) in West London, he studied sound engineering and secured a job after graduation as an assistant sound engineer at ZOLOU Then later WALL Studios.

At this period is when he really started to learn about Sound & Production, his 1st main recording sessions as an engineer were rock & “Inde” based bands & the studio owners being in successful rock bands. Matt Dangerfield & John Payne “ASIA” this 1st step was a start in learning about balancing & mixing down the rock way, which had a lot of intense & Raw energy especially on drums & Guitars..

Other bands Cisco did sessions for: P.I.L. (John Lydon - sex pistols) – Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) – That petrol emotion. Then Later Pop, Dance, Soul & reggae groups like: Wild Bunch (Nelly hopper & Massive Attack) – Marco Pirroni (Adam & the ants) - Maxi Priest – Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie) – Loose Ends – Cheryl Lynn…

1987 Cisco began going to clubs and learning about this new thing called Acid House, which was spreading like crazy throughout London’s underground scene, culminating in the famous “Summer of Love” in 1988, the genre’s golden period.

Around this time, a record label called, Jack Trax, “One of the 1st to release Acid House, House & techno in UK” moved in next door and began using the same studio for recording sessions, with Cisco as the engineer working with Fingers Inc, Adonis, Marshall Jefferson & Derrick May. Cisco released his first record in 1988 on Ferrari records (R&S records) Then later “Cisco Ferreira” EP on Fragile.

His first big break came in 1994, when he and fellow Londonite Colin McBean (a.k.a. Mr. G) were brought on by Internal Records to help co-produce a group called Salt Tank. A record contract with Internal/FFRR soon followed, committing The Advent to 12 EP’s and 3 albums.

Today, The Advent goes on just as Cisco Ferreira. While he has had a long history with tons of accomplishments to hang his hat on, he continues to make history. The Advent is fulfilling Cisco’s vision as much as ever. He is busy touring as both a DJ and a live performer, producing for numerous labels, and running his own Techno imprint, Kombination Research.

As Cisco moves forward, striving to fulfill the ambitious goals he has set one can look back at his storied past and see how he has come full circle… The Saga continues.

The Advent Official   Cisco Ferreira, London, Britain (UK)

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    nice section.. groovy ass shite..

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    G Flame remix coming soon

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    to be continued ••• at 0.05
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    Prefer this mix//. out of the 4. tracks...

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    on August 18, 2011 15:10
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    The Advent (Live at Motor - Detroit) at 37.52
    on August 18, 2011 02:36

    innsearch part 2.. just kept going & going..

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    The Advent (Live at Motor - Detroit) at 32.09
    on August 18, 2011 02:32

    after this show.. got back to London & recorded.. INNSEARCH

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    The Advent (Live at Motor - Detroit) at 31.02
    on August 18, 2011 02:31

    you can hear colin.. saying Come on LET OFF.. THEY DID.. LOL

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    The Advent (Live at Motor - Detroit) at 17.23
    on August 18, 2011 02:17

    was all about the hihats & rides..

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    The Advent (Live at Motor - Detroit) at 34.46
    on August 18, 2011 02:10

    @S.KL.: Downloadable now..

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    The Advent (Live at Motor - Detroit)
    on August 18, 2011 02:03

    hey Alexander,, yeah man Tresor, great memories from that time..

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    The Advent (Live at Motor - Detroit) at 0.05
    on August 18, 2011 01:53

    Enjoy.. was a great moment.. 1st time in the D... big up to DJ Bone, Mike Huckaby, Paris Da Black Fu, Punisher & all other residents

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    bring me back.. 80's, Love the laid back synth riff comes in & out.....

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    Electric Deluxe Podcast 040 The Advent at 0.11
    on March 28, 2011 19:06
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    on March 18, 2011 00:30

    good work from one of Portugal's techno elite .

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    A.Paul // TECHNO SET 16.FEB.2011 at 7.19
    on March 17, 2011 16:51

    nice one A. P..

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    A.PAUL @ AWAKENINGS FESTIVAL 2010 at 1.18.42
    on July 15, 2010 21:22

    great set Paulo..

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    Advent[mixup] at 1.30.20
    on July 15, 2010 00:06

    Great selection.. some haven't heard in a looong time.. keep that vinyl.. very hard to find the early ones.. THX 4 DA SUPPORT

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    LAD Electronic Compilation 1(Bonus mixed Cd) at 0.03
    on January 11, 2010 03:16

    great start... i guess he likes every thing..

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    Adam Beyer Awakenings - Amsterdam 27-11-2009 at 1.35.17
    on December 03, 2009 01:52

    great moment..

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    The Advent Mix - October 2009 at 6.51
    on October 09, 2009 21:33

    @castoltroydj: Alan Fitzpatrick_Bumblebee_ DC56

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    Joseph Capriati C'est la vie at 2.01
    on October 15, 2008 16:43

    This is my favorite Track of yours.. always gets the dance floor screaming..

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    on October 10, 2008 03:12

    Type your comment here nasty groove chris.. feeling this one..

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    Florian Meindl - 8bit Romance (Radio Slave Remi... at 15.33
    on October 10, 2008 03:04

    Type your comment here : the key parts here very nice..

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