Remember this name, because he's the most talked-about name in Portuguese music at the moment. Born in Setúbal, he moved around between Cascais, Carcavelos and Alenquer before ending up in London, making music the whole time. So it's no surprise that there's so much music in João Batista Coelho's music. That's just Slow J.
In 2013, he returned to Portugal so that he dedicate himself completely to his art, starting off with an internship at Bigbit Estúdios (Lisbon), where he had the chance to work with Portuguese hip-hop stars like NBC and Valete.
Now, with the release of his first album, Slow J's time to shine has arrived. "The Art of Slowing Down" is packed with different styles, including fado, rock, samba and jazz. His visceral poetry, inspired by artists such as Sam The Kid and Manuel Cruz, has made his first album one of the best records of the year so far, as the killer first single, "Arte", goes to show.