thds is a Belgian-Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist. His live performances contrast with traditional electronic live acts due to the use of acoustic instruments on stage: voice, guitar, keys, flutes, percussions, etc.

Growing up in an isolated Jesuit forest school, he developed a close connection to nature, expressed in an optimistic, kind-hearted and reflective temper. That’s also the reason why he installed thds’ recording studio at the edge of a forest, while commuting to Brussels to work part-time on contemporary dance and pay the rent.

After exploring various genres and instruments for years, the project finally started in spring 2017 with the help from his best friend, contributing with vocals and percussions during the performances. thds progressively gained international interest with releases tinged with his bittersweet vocal harmonies, warm melodies and eclectic grooves. Being influenced by his own cultural roots and interest in humanities, thds blends ethnic instruments and acoustic elements in a chill, organic and introspective electronic music.


  • “Lidjeu” on Summer Sol IV by Sol Selectas (Los Angeles, USA), June 2019
  • “Luik EP” on Echoes From Venus (Zurich, CH), July 2018
  • “Couteau” on Summer Sol III by Sol Selectas (Los Angeles, USA), June 2018
  • “Panacea EP” on Wanderlust Musica (Belgrade, RS), June 2018
  •  “Walonreye” on Akumandra (New York, USA), March 2018
  • “Peace Green” on Lump Records (Mexico, MX), September 2017