1 - Can you tell us a Tell us little about your background? Where did you grow up, and where are you based now?
We both grew up in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and are still based there. Although for the next few months we won't be home much, as we are currently touring the US, then it is on to Australia and New Zealand and then after that we are touring Europe kicking of with a UK gig at Koko Club in London.
We both started Djing in 2005, then moved quickly on to producing music and hooked up and formed Dirtyloud in March 2009. It has been a great three years with our remixes and singles constantly hitting top 10 in the beatport charts and getting booked for awesome gigs around the world, last year one of our favourites was headlining the dance stage at Synergy festival, Capetown.
2 - How did you get into making music?
It was a natural progression from playing others music, as we understood what rocked dancefloors and we wanted to make tunes that did that too!
3 - How would you describe the sound you make?
Dirtyloud Rock Music
4 - When did you first feel that you had finally discovered your own specific sound?
It was a combination of doing our first track as Dirtyloud and the response we received for it, and then it was when we completed the Apes From Space remix we felt we had cemented the Dirtyloud sound.
5 - How long does a track typically take you to make?
Really depends on a day, it comes from inside, sometimes can be one afternoon, sometimes 2 months, sometimes it never comes.
6 - What other producers are you inspired by?
The electronic music scene is always changing, and we try to make our own style, like a signature. When we started Dirtyloud we were inspired by artists such as Vandalism, David Amo & Julio Navas, Jon Gurd, Dirty South, Spencer & Hill, Dabruck & Klein, Deadmau5 and fellow Brazilians, Felguk.
Nowadays we don't feel as influenced by other producers we just do our sound, but we really respect and admire Skrillex, Nero, Pendulum, Rusko, Dada Life and Tommy Trash.
7 - What time of day do you work best?
We are most creative in the afternoon so usually we hit the studio then and work into the night.
8 - What’s your studio like?
We have 2 studios, one each.
Our studios in our houses and really simple , no reverb control treatment, just PCs, a pair of HS80M for reference, Motu ultralite as a sound card, Virus TI2, Ax-Synth, Axiom 61, Motif XF6, to make our own sounds and VSTs.
9 - How and where do you record?
In our studios.
10 - How do you explain your music to your family members?
11 - If you only had time to save one of your own musical relics or pieces of vinyl from imminent danger, which would it be?
Our latest work to be released later this year, Slow Motion with Amba Shepherd.
12 - When you’re playing out, what DJ setup do you prefer? CDJs? Turntables? Ableton? …
We used to play on CDjs, but when we started with Dirtyloud we moved onto Ableton Live because of the infinite possibilities of what we can do with the software.
13 - How do you see the Dubstep scene at the moment?
Very big in some countries, like the US where we are currently on a 17 date tour.
The dubstep scene is currently very small in Brazil but we are booked regularly and rock dance floors with our sets that cross effortlessly from dubstep to electro and back again.
14 - When you’re not listening to electronic music, what do you listen to?
All genres, as long as it good.
15 - Do you play any instruments?
Yeah, I play the piano and Eduardo plays the Bass and Guitar.
16 - If you weren’t musician, what would you be doing with your life?
We really don't know, thank goodness, we are musicians.
17 - Where do you think you will be musically in the next few years?
Never know, music scene changes every day, but we want to stick to our music being Dirty and Loud.
18 - A last word…
Keep working hard, dedicate yourself, take care of your health and enjoy what you do.