Friday, May 20, 2011

Exclusive Interview - Dirtyloud

Brazilian Bassline Bombardiers Dirtyloud having been taking over speakers and dancefloors with authority from South America, to the UK, the US and Asia and they are just getting started. One of the hottest acts to emerge in 2010, Dirtyloud have really moved themselves to the forefront of the Nu-Electro scene with their non stop assault on the charts, proof positive that the kids like what they are doing. Their latest release "Needle" on Surfer Rosa is just massive and will put a hurting on any dancefloor at any time! While relentlessly hammering out the bangers from their studio in Belo Horizonte, the Dirtyloud boys managed to set aside a few minutes and answer the Kick It 12 for us. Take a couple of moments and find out for yourselves what makes these time-bombs tick!

The Kick It 12 - Dirtyloud Edition

1. – At what age did you first find yourself gravitating towards electronic music and who were some of the artists outside of Electronic music that influenced that?

Hi, this is Edu. As a Kid, I always used to listen to Youngster radios like Jovem Pan and my dad used to buy a lot of dance music CDs. He was pretty excited about the compact disc format that he went kinda nuts and bought all kinds of stuff, but he always loved the hard hitting ones. He always used to tell me: "Ouve esse batidão aí, fio" and it means: "Check this big beat, son" It was something like '92. But he tells me back in '86 when I was born he used to put Beethoven for me to listen to while sleeping. Back to '92 until '96 all I could listen to was Information Society, Corona, Shamen, 2 Unlimited, Planet Soul, MC Sar & The Real McCoy, Ace Of Base, Haddaway and all this kind of stuff. And the compilation "Demorou mas abalou" of RPC radio from Rio de Janeiro was the biggest Funk Carioca hit back then.

So when I turned to a teenager, all this music became cheesy crap. Typical teenage behavior. So I was just listening to rock n stuff.

2. – What was your very first Album? How about CD?

My grandma gave me as a birthday gift: as 7 melhores vol. 3, from 1995. Check the tracklist:

And the first CD I had money to buy was "One Hot Minute" from The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

3. – How did you first get involved with the Electronic music culture and what was the first event that you attended?

The first electronic music event I went to was the Chemical Crew label party, with some Israeli Psytrance Dj's, and this definitely brought me back to the electronic dance music. It was in 2006 and before that, I was actually listening to metal and jazz music, as a bass player freak.

4. – Where was your favorite gig that you have had to date?

The last ones here in Brazil are really blasting! But the one we had in Edmonton in February this year was really cool, not because the gig itself. We made a lot of friends.

5. - Who have you been most proud to play alongside?

Datstik & Excision, Neelix, Alex Gaudino, Felguk, Electrixx, Spencer & Hill, Hatiras, Tim Healey.

6. - Where would you most like to play that you have not yet?

Avalon in Hollywood. Sounds so exciting.

7. - What is your favorite tune you have released?

Needle, on Surfer Rosa Records. Long time we didn't release any original stuff.

8. - Who is your favorite EDM artist? How about outside of EDM?

Aphex Twin. Kaki King.

9. - Who are some artists you would like to collaborate with in the future?

We'd love to collab someday with Pendulum, Skrillex, Madeon, BT, Felguk and loads of other artists ;)

10. - What is your preferred software for producing? Hardware?

Cubase and Access Virus!

11. - What life lessons has the music industry taught you?

Always be honest, true to yourself and to your family values. This will keep you en route. And never give up.

12. – What does the future hold for Dirtyloud?

Loads of hard work! The rest are just consequences!

   Needle feat. Sirreal (Original Mix) by Dirtyloud

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