Xinobi is Bruno Cardoso a Portuguese grown-up-kid obsessed with music. He’s part of a generation that grew up within the music-blog eruption fueled by Do It Yourself ethics.
After releasing a few solid EPs on labels such as Discotexas, Nervous, Work-It-Baby, and Ministry of Sound he gained a real recognition among more established and well-known artists and opinion-makers, and his underground cult become ampler. Idiosyncratic tracks like “(I Hate The Sound of) Guitars”, “Puma”, “Spend the Night” or the outstanding collaboration with The Lazarusman “See Me” really retain attention; remixes, edits and reworks for artists such as Sbtrkt, The Avener, John Grant, Toro Y Moi, Nicolas Jaar, Riva Starr, Agnes Obel, Moullinex and Kris Menace just prove Bruno’s ability to re-arrange amazing music into a new universe.
His sophomore album “On The Quiet” was up-fronted by the hits “Far Away Place” and “Searching For” (a collaboration with Lazarusman). A dance floor-focused story about the transition of many electronic musicians from punk rock & skateboarding into house music and about how dance-music can be field for social conscious awareness. In the following years he grew his catalog with EPs and remixes released on Anjunadeep, MoBlack, Radiant, and his own Discotexas plus remix EPs featuring Rampa, Tensnake, Jody Wisternoff, James Grant, Kraak & Smaak.
2019 saw him collaborating with one of the most important contemporary Fado singers, Gisela João, for the monumental “Fado Para Esta Noite” as well as new EPs “Piano Lessons”, “Criaturas”, “Wonderful People – Original Mix”, a compilation “A Collection of Xinobi Dance Songs” and the writing of the original soundtrack of the acclaimed portugese TV series Luz Vermelha.
Despite Xinobi’s appetite for devouring various genres, there is a unique watermark and consistency to his output, due not least to his musical and arrangement-based skills.