Brazilian Dubstep Duo Dirtyloud Heads First US Tour
Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 16:05
If you like your music full of bass and with a heavy dose of that shredded dubstep sound, look no further thanDirtyloud.
The electro-house project was formed by Brazilian duo Marcus Campos and Eduardo Nascimento in 2008 and catapulted to stardom in a few short years.
In 2011, Dirtyloud held the No. 1 spot on the Beatport chart for weeks, making it the bestselling electronic music act to come out of Brazil that year. And, Campos said, they’re diving headfirst into this newfound stardom status.
Dirtyloud embarked on its first US tour in April. It’s something that Campos said was a lot of hard work, but they’ve done it and now they are on the road and fully armed with a lot of new tracks, like “Our Love,” their latest remix for Sharam and the most recently dropped “Hey Baby” for Deadmau5. Though the boys of Dirtyloud are known for their incredible remixes, they’ve just released “Dae Gaetta,” an original track that Campos said will be one of many.
“We love to make remixes as you can see on our discography,” Campos said. “But at the moment we're working more on original stuff.”
This summer, Dirtyloud will release a new EP with six to eight tracks, including remixes and original work. In the meantime, check out Dirtyloud this Friday when the Brazilian duo stops by Wild Knight in Scottsdale.
College Times: Tell me about Dirtyloud. How did you team up?
Marcus Campos: I started playing as a DJ in 2005, and in 2007 I took a music production course and met Du, the other half of Dirtyloud, during [my] time there. Eduardo used to produce psytrance but in 2008 we decided to focus on Dirtyloud and within one year we had our debut presentation.
How would you describe your sound?
Dirty, loud rock music.
Who or what are your biggest influences?
The electronic music scene is always changing, so we’ve always tried to create our own style – like a signature sound. So with that [notion] in mind, we took some ideas and influences from Brazilian music and then the songs we created started to sound like Dirtyloud. When we started with Dirtyloud, there was also a lot of influence from artists that produced electro house at that time, like Vandalism, David Amo and Julio Navas, Jon Gurd, Dirty South, Spencer & Hill, Dabruck & Klein, Deadmau5 and fellow Brazilian [duo] Felguk.
What is the music culture like in Brazil?
Awesome! We have lots of good parties there, big festivals, huge clubs [and] awesome public. We think that every EDM act needs to go to Brazil.
What is your philosophy when it comes to making music?
No pressure. We do it because we love music [and] things will come to us at the right time.
What's the writing/producing process like for you guys?
The first thing is that we want to make it feel good, then we make good drums for the track – but that is just the beginning. After that, we never know what will happen.
Is this your first US tour?
Yes, after a bunch of work we made it happen.
How has it been so far? Is it what you guys were expecting?
Perfect. There are really professional people, very beautiful parties and the public is amazing.
What is one track you like to play to get people going?
Always “Big Booty Bitches.” That never fails.
Hope to see everyone smashing and having some fun on the dance floor with Dirtyloud.
Dirtyloud at Wild Knight, 4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, 480.213.9500, Friday, May 4, 9 p.m., $5