Violet's rise in recent years – with high-profile gigs, a majestic crop of talents coming through her Naive label, and more focus on Portugal's scene than ever – might look like a non-stop rocket to the top, but the truth is that she put in the hard yards to make it happen. A graduate of Red Bull Music Academy in 2008, her ambition to uplift others grew through initiatives like queer party mina and Rádio Quântica – some in motion, others a kernel of an idea to happen in the near future. By the time "Togetherness" was spinning on all the right turntables in 2017, the groundwork was laid. The rest, as they say, is her story.
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