Longtime advocates of sonic terrorism even before banding together as the Advent in 1993, Cisco Ferreira and Colin McBean’s assault on conventional techno flourished in part because of abundant glimpses into related styles, from electro and hip-hop to techno.
Cisco’s career began more or less after leaving school (1986).. He studied Sound Enginnering for 3 years @ Paddington College and worked/intern as a sound engineer for ZOLOU STUDIOS/THE WALL.. Which is also where one of the 1st Uk House/Techno Labels was based.. Jack Trax Records!!!.. They ended up booking him for several sessions working with artists from the label – Derrick May, Fingers Inc, Adonis, Marshall Jefferson, Jazzy M..
His other sound engineering credits at the time include Carl Macintosh AKA Loose Ends, Bang the Party & Shock Sound System (Ashley Beadle)…featuring Corol leming, P.I.L., Robert Plant, sly dunbar, Maxi Priest..
Collaborations with Jay Denham for Bio Rhythms 2 & KCL PROJECT- Network Records, K.C.C.- Azuli Records, Manuel & Clive – ITP Records & Warp Records.
Solo releases include.. The 1988 New Beat classic ” Space Opera” (electro wave) & also The Project on R&S Records – Belgium… The eponymously titled Cisco Ferreira EP on Fragile Records (FRG01.), and co productions with CJ Bolland on The 4th Sign LP / “Mantra, Camarage, Nightbreed” and Live At Universe for R&S Records.. Mundo Musique, Robert Leiner, Salt Tank, Mental Overdrive & Keith Franklin (SLF)…
In 1994 Cisco signed to Internal Recordings (FFRR) and formed The Advent with ex Partner Colin Mc Bean (A.K.A….MR.G). Since then he has released a series of Albums, remixes & EP’s that have combined the best elements of Techno, House & Electro Music,
The Saga continues….