There aren’t many Portugese techno artists around today that have successfully built a solid international profile, but Lewis Fautzi is certainly one of the most prolific. The Porto native has played gigs spanning across three continents so far this year, with his next big date coming up with us in Room One this Saturday. To chart what’s made him such a recognisable name in what’s often a volatile scene, it’s worth looking back to the beginning of his career. Fautzi first cut his teeth playing regularly at Gare Porto, a cavernous underground spot that’s locally known as one of the city’s best. Building a steady following on home territory for his metallic techno sound, he started producing records in the same vein, landing an early release on Slam’s ever-esteemed Soma Quality imprint. He’s been a key entity on the label in the years since then, but with the release of his Insanity Department album on Faut Section earlier on this year, most recently his studio output and live sets have shown an embrace of more murky beatless terrain. Behind the decks, he’s probably still best known for his fuzzy selections and dense layering technique, a style that’s fully manifested on his mix for us ahead of this weekend.