Jul 19, 2011

Following the footsteps of Felguk, Eduardo & Marcus, aka Dirtyloud, have been unleashing a Brazilian onslaught of electro with a wobbly slant, much to the delight of our, and Tim Healey at Surfer Rosa’s ears. Find out what sound the duo is making now in our exclusive interview.

Dirtyloud feat Sirreal - Needle (Original Mix) [Surfer Rosa]
LessThan3: In general, how has your Brazilian heritage influenced your music?
Eduardo: We have been influenced a lot by Brazilian music. This heritage really increased our production skills, as we listen to different kinds of music here, beyond the popular pop music. Other big influences in the beginning were fellow Brazilians Felguk.
LessThan3: Tell us about the Brazilian EDM scene. What music styles are popular in Brazil, and is the scene as a whole shrinking or growing?
Marcus: Here in Brazil trance used to be huge, but is no longer popular. Nowadays you can see more low bpm artists performing at parties, and people want more of it.
LessThan3: Your Facebook page describes your sound as the defining nu-electro style currently taking the world by storm. Can you define “nu-electro?” Any tracks you can point to in particular?
Marcus: Nu electro is something similar to nu disco. One artist that I recommend in this vein is Phonat. I can describe nu-electro as a grouping of different sounds and melodies, just like nu disco, but with a heavy electro drive and influence.
LessThan3: What aspect of shows do you think could be improved upon?
Eduardo: We feel that decoration at big club events is really important and nowadays you don’t see it so often.
LessThan3: Everyone wants to be a DJ these days. Do you think it’s getting out of hand?
Marcus: Absolutely not. Of course nowadays it’s harder to get your own space as a DJ, but we now have the democratization of distribution, so you can reach your public easier than in the past. Good production is another thing that really adds value to your project, because you become exclusive. Also, if people want to see you perform in their country or city, they can contact you through social networks and the internet–much simpler.
LessThan3: If you were to star in a movie, what kind of movie would it be?
Eduardo: That’s a hard question, but some comedy movie would be perfect for us; we have good sense of humor.
LessThan3: Will you continue to release dubstep remixes like your remix of Tim Healey’s Rock It Roll It on Surfer Rosa?
Eduardo: We’re producing all genres nowadays, and we have some mixes of dubstep tunes already done, as drumstep and electro house stuff as well.
LessThan3: What’s your dream collaboration?
Marcus: Britney Spears maybe, hehe.
LessThan3: What’s on your mind as you’re looking onto a huge crowd going crazy to your very own tracks?
Eduardo: I can’t think of anything, I can only feel; and let me tell you, it’s a good feeling.
LessThan3: Define Dirtyloud.
Marcus: We prefer to answer this question once you’ve seen us play live.
LessThan3: If the world were ending in LessThan3 minutes, and you had an iPod with every song ever made on it, what would you listen to?
Eduardo: Bob Marley, maybe. It would be hard to find other good artists on the iPod in only three minutes and have time to listen to the whole track!
LessThan3: Describe your sound in LessThan3 words.
Marcus: Dirty & Loud.
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