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Da Silva & Lino

Da Silva & Lino


Based in Lisbon, Portugal – Europe’s westernmost country – Da Silva & Lino is a music production duo consisting of music producers and executives Joao Da Silva and Nelson Lino. They are the founders and owners of DS&L Music Group, the holding company for their business interests worldwide.

Currently producing music for over 50 record labels in 10 countries, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group (collectively known as the “Big Three” majors), as well as some of the most prestigious independent record companies around the globe, they have managed to build an impressive body of work over the course of the last decade.

Their discography includes Danzel’s “Pump It Up!” (which sold over 3 million copies worldwide), 740 Boyz’ “Move Your Body” (better known for their legendary hit “Shimmy Shake”), Multi-Platinum girl group Anything But Monday’s “Still Standing”, and two-time Grammy Award nominee, 5 million album-selling group Fulanito’s “La Criminal”.

Portuguese magazine Dance Club deemed them “unstoppable” after their critically acclaimed original single “Hellgate” reached the top ten of the famous Release Promo Hype Chart (a global ranking of club hits, as voted by DJs and other key industry figures), beating the likes of Depeche Mode, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, also charting at the time.

Their ability to consistently deliver music that appeals to both mainstream and underground audiences led television channel MTV to pick their remix of Richie Beretta’s “Gna Getchya (Put Your Hands Up)” for the Season 5 soundtrack of their record breaking, pop culture phenomenon reality series “Jersey Shore”.

Despite a hectic music production schedule, they also provide A&R consulting services to record labels and artists. They held executive positions at Renno Records and Beatsleaze Music as Heads of their European A&R Divisions, where they were responsible for talent scouting and overseeing the artistic development of recording artists. Their strategy of combining fresh new talent with well-established names in the industry proved critically and commercially successful.