Calapez (born Lisbon, Portugal, 1980) had piano lessons when we was a kid, but it didnt feel like destiny (although now he thanks mom and dad that hes had them). He went on to do photography and video, topping it off with a chemistry graduation at university. Curiously it was at that point that Calapez decided that lab work wasnt his thing, and DJing (which he had been doing for some time, in a slightly random way) and producing seemed like a much better idea, heading off to London to learn the way of the producer. Manuel Calapez story in techno, once back in Portugal, begins in partnership with Filipe Jackspot Furão, teaming up as Internal Sync. Together theyve wandered around Techno, Minimal and House, getting releases on labels like Datapunk, Klang Gymnastik, Fortek or Plasteline, remixing people like Tristy Nesh and Access Denied. His solo debut came on Florian Meindl/Koletzkis FLASH digital, getting a track (It strikes me as a Piano) in the new Flash compilation series. Its still techno, but with a house feeling approach, as it was more clearly shown afterwards on his first Troia Release, Trespassing. It can also get more abstract (check Late Again on Meleon Music) or deep (Fridge door on Keep On Records). Its two tons of references, from Chet Bakers jazz trips to Larry Levans disco journeys, adding some slices of Prince, Michael Jackson, and everyone else who breeds coolness from every pore. Don't miss this awsome rocking ep from Calapez.