After two decades of DJing, running labels, and producing hundreds of releases, the chap behind this project certainly is no fledgling. His eclectic, party-savvy sets have been tickling feet & minds alike since the mid-90s.

To some, the name Silverlining might evoke hazy scenes during the 1990s of rumbling bass lines, flickering high hats and dubbed out vocals in cavernous underground spaces. To those hearing it for the first time, there is a freshness and authenticity that emerges from his trademark aesthetic. One thing is evident: the Silverlining sound has proven to withstand the sands of time.

Silverlining, aka Asad Rizvi, accidentally fell into DJing in 1993, when he was invited to host an experimental techno show on a London pirate radio station, being the only person they know with any records of that ilk. When he first committed his early studio productions to vinyl in 1995, he only expected it to be a short-lived stint of fun. The intention was to have a go at making some records that smelted the shuffle-heavy grooves of US house, the abstract energy of Detroit and deep techno, using the mixing desk as an instrument in the way that the early dub technicians did in Jamaica. Before long, he was invited to play his first gigs from Brixton to Berlin to Buenos Aires.


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