Nearfield - Portuguese Indie Electro Music Band

The first time my friend Trimecks requested me to make a review of one of his divulgement projects I must admit I was a bit reticent about it.

But now that I know more about their results and it has become a credible project, I believe it is time to let people know more about this electronic dance music band - Nearfield.

Nearfield history

Nearfield project began almost 15 years ago while composing music for fashion catwalks and its development has always been connected with the fashion world.

It all started by the hand of Alexx Name who is the Nearfield mentor, architect and fashion photographer.

But it was only after he met Sylvie (singer, fashion model and actress) when she first come to live in Portugal that things started to roll.

Vanessa - Nearfield`s goddess
Vanessa - Nearfield`s goddess

Why Nearfield?

The name of the band - Nearfield - was inspired by a concept from Yamaha:

the natural sound speakers placed at work in the environs of the producer`s audibility field.

Fostex PM1 MKII Active Studio Monitors (Pair)
Fostex PM1 MKII Active Studio Monitors (Pair)

Fostex employs the latest cone material technology to obtain extremely pure music reproduction with the PM-1 MKII Active Near-Field Studio Monitors. Biamplification provides 75W to the 6.5" LF drivers and 45W to the extremely responsive 1" soft dome HF tweeters.


Afflicted: the video Light directed by Alexx Name/Nearfield (May 20, 2007)

Nearfield links

Here you can follow Nearfield and their progression, songs, blog, their future shows, photos and music videos (as soon as they published them).

Find out what is written on Nearfield`s blackboard!

Sylvie and Alexx
Sylvie and Alexx
Sylvie recording at the studio
Sylvie recording at the studio

How they made it through

As any other Portuguese alternative dance music band, Nearfield (or Nears as they also call them selves) has struggled to keep their head above the water.

It is not easy to find all the resources needed to maintain such a project growing steadily without the backup from a major disco-graphic company.

Thanks to they managed to display their work to lots of music lovers (believers) around the world and that made it possible for them to launch their first real CD.

When they joined Sellaband this site was still very recent so they could never be sure that their success was going to happen.

Now, after two years on that site, Nearfield achieved what was their aim - the $50.000 needed to go ahead with their new album named NEAR U.

More pictures of Vanessa the Nearfield`s goddess

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Nearfield`s music

I am not by any means a dance music expert but I like to hear music and to dance so...

I still remember those times when every band were defined within a single genre (I must be getting old) but today that is almost impossible with so many different genres out there.

Like many others, Nearfield it is situated on several genres with different expressive music styles: indie rock, dance, soul, electronic (electro), neo-soul, and this are just the ones they told us.

After going through their play lists I find their music pretty unique.

All their musics are different from each other but at the same time they all share something that allow us to recognize some similitudes.

I would love if you leave your opinion on the comment box below.

Have fun!

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I Loved what I heard funride...Nice sounds and nice words...Thanks sweetie..and YOU ? are you doing well??Love G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Hi my dear G-Ma, I´m glad you like it ;)

I´m fine, enjoying all the HubLove in the air. Love you too, take care :o)

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Princessa 8 years ago from France

How are you doing? I like this, original, different, I liked it!

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

I´m doing great Princessa, thank you for asking ;)

I´m glad you enjoyed their work. I´m looking forward to get their new CD album as soon as it´s ready.

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jonixk 8 years ago from Lisbon

Ola funride, vim dar o meu suporte, ja nao passava por aqui há uns tempos :)Hello funride, cool hub this one, just to leave you my support and thumbs up ;)

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Boas Joni, muito obrigado pelo apoio. Como sabes é muito fixe receber comentários de amigos portugueses e ainda poder escrever um pouco em Português para não esquecer :D

Hi Jonixk, thanks for your support. As you know it´s very nice to get comments from Portuguese friends and be able to write a little bit in Portuguese before I forget how it´s done LOL.

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anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

I enjoyed reading this. Colorful & vibrant content.

BTW I wanted to thank you for nominating my article (Dance bars....) in the top 10 category. Thx again.

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Thanks Anjalichugh, I´m glad you like it.

You don´t have to thank me, you´ve done a brilliant job on that hub and you deserve to be the number one HubNugget so far ;)

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