Eduardo Nascimento and Marcus Campos, better known as the Brazilian electro-house/ dubstep duo, Dirtyloud, have been on the rise, topping Beatport charts, gaining quite a local and international reputation and establishing their position in the EDM community. Why, you ask? Because they like it DIRTY and they play it LOUD. Dirtyloud has been busy producing sick tracks and mixes all while touring all over the world. And, in a day and age, where people are busier than ever, EBT managed to get a hold of Dirtyloud back in the spring of 2011. Due to complications, EBT wasn’t able to post the interview on time for which we sincerely apologise to both Dirtyloud and the organisers who helped make this happen. The interview was forgotten and never saw the light of day… until now. And even though it is outdated, the topics of discussion are interesting and still valuable to the knowledge of a Dirtyloud fan and a general EDM enthusiast alike.
Exclusive Interview with Dirtyloud
EBT: Dirtyloud has received a lot of success in 2010/11, conquering the electro house and dubstep Beatport charts multiple times. How does it feel to be quickly gaining popularity in the Electronic Dance Music scene?
DL: It’s definitely a great feeling! This tell us we’re probably doing something right. Charting like we did last year for sure is a great achievement for any musician, but we can never be accomodated to this. We always need to put ourselves en vogue, because we’re living in an age when everything is fluid and people forget about you pretty quickly.
Electro is widely popular in Europe. Dubstep was born in the Uk and has spread to North America. How has Brazil and Latin America in general received this new electronic dance music scene?
DL: Electro is also really popular here in Brazil, probably the most popular compared to other stuff like progressive, techno, trance. Dubstep? I could even risk saying we don’t have a dubstep scene in Brazil. There are only few parties, and most of them happen in São Paulo (Brazil’s biggest city). The mass crowd still aint ready for this kind of beat and we hope they’ll be someday. And we’re one of the few artists that use our popularity here to play dubstep sound in big parties and “inject” it in the crowd. Like a needle. In their arm.
Take us through the process of producing a track or a remix. Do each of you concentrate on a certain aspect, such as the buildup or the drop, or do you work collaboratively together?
We share responsibilities for the band, we both put our efforts on the same part of the process, so we work collaboratively together.
With the release of your dubstep track “Needle” you included a DNB mix. Is this something you would like to keep producing, experimenting with other genres, or is this a one time thing?
We experiment with loooads of different genres. Some of the tunes are worth releasing. Others are not. I have some sort of infatuation with broken beats, so we pay attention to every authentic thing that comes out from these artists.
Your heavy style could be comparable to the likes of Skrillex and Feed Me. Which artists have inspired you the most? Any plans of future collaborations?
Skrillex is definitely an inspiration for us. When he releases stuff it always reminds us that we need to set the bar a bit higher. About Feed Me I believe he has a different approach to house music that we don’t have, he’s way more melodic. We care more about rhythm. Our influences? I could say artists like Bar9, Dodge & Fuski, Benga, Noisia, Sub Focus, Pendulum, Skrillex and Felguk.
What is the secret ingredient to each of your successful tracks? What should each song contain in order to be truly EPIC?
Grime, impact and surprise. The first ingredient we learned on our own, the second from one of my best friends, Henrik Aka Neelix (psytrance guy) and the third one from my also good friend Chris Reece. These are the three pillars of the Dirtyloud sound.