It is true what they say about age not being equal to status. At 28 years of age and with his first record released in 2012, you listen to a Jorge Caiado production or DJ set and get the distinct feeling that you are in the presence of a tried and tested veteran of the scene. Caiado carries with him the musical and technical baggage of a heavy weight and propel sit with the emotion and enthusiasm for his craft of someone who falls in love with music everyday as if it was the first time. His background comes from a degree in Sound Engineering and as a student in the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy (Madrid, 2011), one of a few Portuguese artists to achieve that distinction. The rest comes from something which either you have or you don’t: natural talent and insatiable curiosity about music. At least, it seemed enough for house music legend Chez Damier to take him under his wing and tutorship, giving him his first release, “Beyond The Atlantic”, on his influential Balance label, with a further step of giving Jorge the chance to develop his own label inside Balance’s catalogue which turned into Caiado’s new project, Inner Balance.

His focus and drive still sees him finding time to be the label manager and executive producer for the Portuguese Groovement label and also weave the tapestry of his own record shop in Lisbon – Carpet & Snares Records – which is much more than that, serving as a hub for players and new comers in Lisbon’s underground music scene.


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