About The Advent
London-based Cisco Ferreira, known as The Advent, can be described in many ways: a musician, a sound designer, a steady force, an outsider, a great live artist.
Mostly though, The Advent is known for his interpretation of techno. Ever since the young Portuguese Cisco discovered acid house in the London clubs he frequented, his journey has been about leaving his mark on the electronic music scene without stressing his own person but the music.
Fresh out of college, Cisco’s hunger for sound landed him a job as assistant sound-engineer at several recording studios. Through these jobs he learned about the art of translating feelings into frequencies while at the same time recording with various high profile artists from different genres. When the acid label Jack Trax moved in next door, Cisco started recording for the likes of Adonis, Fingers Inc, Marshall Jefferson, and Derrick May. This sparked the inspiration for his first two EPs on R&S and Fragile.
In 1994 Ferreira signed a record deal for twelve EPs and three albums with Colin McBean. This was the beginning of an era during which the duo set a worldwide standard for high quality underground electro and techno. They hit the world with a refreshing sound, both as The Advent, and G Flame (Cisco) and Mr G, the alias Colin is still using.
Nowadays The Advent is a solo project, bombarding crowds around the world with its trademark raw, energetic sound. A sound that grants Cisco yearly slots at festivals as Nature One, Awakenings and Bonusz, as well as regular shows in clubs as Berghain and Tresor in Berlin, Lehmann in Stuttgart, and Madrid’s Fabrik.