João Luís Gonçalves Simões, born in Figueira da Foz, Portugal, expresses through the production of electronic music since an early age, collecting references from different areas. Apart reveal’s an an abstract imagery taken from the techno plot suggested by sounds that intrigue winding paths. At the studio he is dedicated to unite dynamics of black spectra, distant and dense tones. Switches intense melodies broken by powerful forces that develop in enigmatic and seductive environments.
He´s resident at Festival Forte since 2015, played in some of the best clubs in Portugal, for example: Lux Frágil, Gare, Companhia Club.
Debuts on Soniculture in April 2015 with the EP PARADOX and a remix for the Volta Forte (Festival Forte Special Edition), alongside Vatican Shadow and NX1.
In 2016 & 2017, released his second and third Ep on Soniculture, Mental Issues & Illusion. They both had a big support from well know names like: Ben Klock, Len Faki, Blawan, Marco Bailley, Dorian Gray, Kobosil, Shlomo and so many others who played some of the tracks. Also, in 2017, Apart released an original track on Faut Section (upcoming label from Lewis Fautzi), a remix for Festival Forte Special Edition, alongside Expander and VIL, and a original track on Warok Compilation


the empire line

Festival Forte anuncia segunda vaga de confirmações

Impossível não destacar a estreia do trio de techno industrial mais impetuoso de agora, The Empire Line. Incialmente composto por Christian Stadsgaard e Jonas Rönnberg, o então duo extendeu-se a mais um membro, Isak Hansen, que auxilia na componente vocal.

the partae

Festival Forte unveils new additions to its 2019 line up

Festival Forte is back for its 6th installment this. Merging past perspectives with futuristic innovation, the festival is an unbridled celebration of both electronic music and the visual arts