Easylove got a chance to speak with Marcus of Dirtyloud, the Electro House golden boys. Dirtyloud has been pumping out the disco-tinged, dub-wobbling House bangers alongside fellow Brazilians Felguk and fellow genre-mates Porter Robinson, Electrixx, Wolfgang Gartner, Deadmau5, and Lazy Rich. To call it trending would be a massive understatement, and many of these artists both support Dirtyloud and list them as influences on their own sound. Downloads after the jump!
ELR™: How long have you been DJing/producing?
Marcus: Djing sice 2005 producing since 2007
ELR™: How did you meet Eduardo?
Marcus: In a friend’s studio, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
ELR™: What prompted you to start making electro?
Marcus: I had been an electro-house dj since 2005 and Edu was already a respected dance-music producer. I played Edu lots of good electro house, and then we decided to make a project together pooling our knowledge.
ELR™: You described your sound as “jacking” and “effortlessly groovy.” How did you find your style? Did you listen to too much disco when you were kids?
Marcus: Disco is and will always be a serious influence on our music, but we describe our sound as Dirtyloud Electro House. We are lucky to have found a massive noise that rocks clubs.
ELR™: You’ve really blown up this year. What is touring around the world like, and how does it measure up to your expectations when you started DJing or making music?
Marcus: It is beyond our expectations, as it is a real bonus to take our sound to cities around the globe. This year we already have tours of Canada, Australia, Asia and the USA lined up.
ELR™: What is your favorite perk of being famous?
Marcus: See people going crazy to our music and getting to know new places.
ELR™: Is your act more focused on DJing or your productions? Do you separate DJ sets from performing your work or are they one in the same?
Marcus: It depends: we are 100% focused on our productions, but we play live AND do DJ sets. Playing live showcases our new productions, while DJing lets us taste-make for the clubs.
ELR™: Do you produce and DJ together as a unit?
ELR™: Brazil electronic dance music has gained international attention with the popularity of acts like you, Chrizz Luvly, and Felguk… but what’s the underground scene like there?
Marcus: The underground scene is decreasing, as the mainstream inevitably
takes over, but it will never die here.
ELR™: What would you say makes Brazilian electronic dance music unique (or not) in an increasingly global, internet-driven, “blog house” scene?
Marcus: The Brazil economy is in a great place right now, and there have never been more night-clubs and events in Brazil – all music is represented here, and most of the globes rock bands and DJs play here every year. Its a huge country, so you can almost endlessly tour.
The internet communities are also very passionate as the web has allowed electronic music fans from up and down the country to form networks and discussion forums. If you do a bad gig in the South, the people in the North will be talking about it!
ELR™: Any underground favorites of your own? What else are you listening to right now?
Marcus: Lots of dubstep tunes – and we also have a secret passion for melodic progressive house and we love anything with style.
ELR™: What’s YOUR favorite music to dance to?
Marcus: Electro House and Progressive House
ELR™: And finally, best gig?
Marcus: LA was awesome!
Know their Move remix?
Well Dirtyloud’s back with a new remix of Tim Healey (+ Calvertron), this time it’s dubstep: