D.NOTE (a.k.a. Duarte Araujo) is a Portuguese techno DJ and producer who was born into music and it was inevitable that he would grow up breathing it and making it a part of himself. Son of a drummer, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the independent record label Meifumado, music has always been part of his life. Duarte was stage musician for one of the most important underground punk-rock bands from Portugal, Mão Morta; drummer for the indie-pop band, Um Zero Amarelo; and between 2009 to 2014 dedicated himself almost exclusively to the label, as music executive, and to The Zany Dislexic Band, a jazzy jam band with 13 releases where he played guitar, bass and drums. In the mid 90s his interest in electronic music began to grow with labels such as Warp, Ninja Tune or Mo'Wax, but two records in particular - Hardfloor's "Respect" and "Musik" from Plastikman - made him quickly succumb to the techno culture. An eclectic DJ and a dreamer, Duarte is a name associated with various dance floors in northern Portugal. He was resident DJ for over a decade at Insólito, in Braga (1999-2010), where his beats are known best, still remembered by those who were there as having been way ahead of their time. After a season in his lab and private clubbing, D.NOTE is now working on his own productions bringing us the perfect match between djing and live act, mixing and remixing pure minimal techno, in other words: "don't play what's there, play what's not there."