Label: O Sótão Records
Format: Digital, Streaming
Genre: Deep House
Release Date: September 8, 2023
Pasteleira EP is the second release from the Archermano duo and is set to come out on September 8 via their own O Sótão Records imprint. Techno music maniac Tomás Archer and the creator of the O Sótão platform Francisco Esp. have been expanding their love for electronic and progressive music into production duties resulting in the Psalms EP, released in 2021.
Their second project is named after the neighbourhood they grew up and live in, a demographically diverse area in Porto which blends high all the way to low classes in a small part of town, much like the rest of the city. Currently known as the main drug hub in the north of Portugal, Pasteleira has been the focus of national news outlets due to the increasing population of homeless people struggling with addiction, with many traveling the country to get a regular fix and survive. Since late 2019, and subsequently heavily impacted by the pandemic, this phenomenon has created a situation in which two vastly different worlds, are confronted.
This work tries to depict that from the perspective of two guys in their early 30’s, as their neighbourhood changes and their youth starts disappearing. Pasteleira EP is a 5-track coming-of-age record that pays homage to where they come from: the expressions they use, the nightclubs they go to, the culture that pervades them, and their neighbourhood, just as it is at this point in time, without any judgment.
„This collection of musical ideas & influences was produced right here, upstairs. Dedicated to where we’re from.“