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Introducing Felipe Tampa [Interview+Music]

11 Jan

Dear Brazilian Electro-House Fans,

It is out goal here at The Worst Guy to find artists and producers from around the globe that share the innate ability of destroying peoples eardrums. Most recently, our efforts have opened us to lesser known electronic music culture that exists in Brazil, one that seems to have a handful of talented producers and DJs. The first one that caught my eye was FTampa, a Electro-House producer from the town of Belo Horizonte. Although he has been musically trained since he was a child, the idea and practice of electronic music production didn’t cross his mind until recently. Within 6 months of learning the essentials, Felipe Tampa released his first EP titled HaHa, which was picked up by Beatport. Since then Felipe has gone on a tear, producing a slew of Electro-House bangers. The most impressive aspect to his story is the people who have been following Felipe’s career closely. Following the success of his latest releases, Felipe has been picked up by Big Fish Recordings; a record label that is currently nurturing the creative talents of Porter Robinson, Lazy Rich, and Zedd.

I have been in contact with Felipe for a couple of months now, and had the pleasure of catching up with him over the break. Heres what he had to say:

TWG: Having never been to brazil I’m extremely curious of what the national music scene is like, I know of the women and the beaches but have no clue about what music has been driving brazilian culture. Who were your musical influences growing up, who are they now, and how have they helped u find your sound?

FT: In my opinion, musical culture in Brazil is kind of poor (our music is extremely good but the population, in its major, don’t care abou our really good music). Most people enjoy music with no meaning. My influences always came out (abroad). I like good music, no matter how it is. I used to play in a rock group, so my influences were the ones wich blended rock with some electronic elements. Nowadays, my influence is totally electronic. I get everything is released. And, of course, I keep in touch with rock, jazz, pop etc.

TWG: Recently I have come across a variety of young Brazilian DJs, like dirtyloud, chrizz luvly and yourself and notice a heavier lean towards electro-house and figit-electro genres in the tracks. I’m wondering what the dj scene is like in brazil and if other genres like dubstep and drum and bass are as accepted?

FT: Electro-house is very well accepted in Brazil. You can realize it by the amount of people becoming DJs over here. Here, it does have space for all genres. But, of course, it’s difficult to get a ‘market share’, anywhere in the whole world (as well), playing Dubstep and Drum and Bass.

TWG: DJs now a days are usually either built on a foundation of classical or instrumental music training or they have studied the hardware and software well enough to produce bankable music, I’m wondering how you got started djing/producing and what equipment do you use?

FT: I started by the end of my last band. When we decided to break I got in mind I’d stop playing. But then… I thought: “Why not DO IT alone… by myself?” – And here I am. I currently produce in Cubase, using Massive, Minimoog and these sinths vsts. Maybe I’ll get an Acces Virus for now.

TWG: What is your favorite song of all time, and what has been the most memorable concert you have either attended or performed at?

FT: The Lazy Rich remix of Weapons of Choice is my favorite electro track. I haven’t had my big memorable concert yet, but I hope to get one this year.

TWG: What are your new years resolutions and what can we expect from you in 2011?

FT: I will work hard to make my music better and better. I hope I can overcome myself in every new song that I create. My expectation is to produce a wide variety of different songs.

TWG: Lastly, is there anything you want to say to your fans both around the world and specifically in Canada?

FT: Thank you for believing in me. I promise I will reward everyone with great songs. Cheers and stay connected! =)

FTampa TITs

FTampa – Who I Am (Original Mix)

Three 6 Mafia Feat. Tiesto, Flo-rida & Sean Kingston – Feel It (FTampa Remix)

FTampa vs. Darth & Vader – LukeSkyTampa (Original Mix)

FTampa – Dirty, Harder, Better (Original Mix) (Preview)

 

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

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A Waterloo January, Beta Edition [Tickets]

28 Dec

Dear Waterloo & London Music Fans,

For all of you who were unable to purchase tickets to the Bloody Beetroots show @ the Music Hall in London, I have found your redemption. Recently, Beta Nightclub in Waterloo has established itself as one of the premier DJ venues on the region, hosting the likes of Steve Angello, Glenn Morrison & Zeds Dead to name a few. This January the club will be taking their reputation to the next level, starting with a performance by the Beetroots on the 5th. I know its an hour away, but there are still tickets available and its the Beetroots…..so stop being lazy and fucking giv’er down the 401.

If that wasn’t enough, Beta has given 3 more reasons for us to rejoice by adding a slew of ridiculous shows following the Beetroots. On January 8th Steve Aoki will be gracing Waterloo with his majestical presence, followed by Avicii on the 13th & Sander Van Doorn on February 3rd. Tickets can be purchased separately for each event or in packages to save money fot hose who know they will be attending at least 2 of the 3.

4 retarded DJs, 1 month span, 1 nightclub, infinite rage.

Bloody Beetroots Tickets

Steve Aoki Tickets

Avicii Tickets

Sander Van Doorn Tickets

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

Epic-est Moment Of The Year [Video]

25 Dec

Dear Music Lovers,

Incase you missed it or have somehow forgotten by now, 2010 has marked one of the most highly anticipated years in modern music history. For the helmet headed lords of french electro have finally poked their heads out of the studio and regained their presence within the electronic music community. Although the Tron Legacy Album was not what most were expecting, we must remember that it was written as a score to a film first and as an album second. Nonetheless I thought it sounded stupendous and after hearing that they will be touring and releasing new tracks not featured on the Tron soundtrack, I pretty much sharted. Then before I could clean up, I saw this video and added a second helping to my boxers. I think if I would have been at madison square garden that night I would have spontaneously combusted. If you were a phoenix fan who attended this concert and had no idea who daft punk was, I hope you rot in hell.

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

I Heart Brazil

22 Dec

Dear Electro Lovers,

Apparently down in Brazil there is a lot more going on than most are aware of, besides their fair share of soccer freaks and sensational pieces of ass. It seems that the DJ scene there has got some fucking hairy balls, as both of these green and yellowed DJs have some serious fucking talent. The first one to cross my cursor was Dirtyloud, which is also a surprisingly fitting adjective for the music he has birthed. If Porter Robinson sucked Sindney Sampsons dick and spat his spew into Wolfgang’s asshole, Dirtyloud would be the smelliest floater. Felipe Tampa, the second brazilian beast who has been donkeypunhcing my sanity all damn day, is a pure embodiment of what modern electro-house should sound like. He fist fucks his tracks with a perfect combination of sweeping high tones and fidget heavy basslines, like a Swedish House turkey stuffed with Afrojack and marinated in Skrillex.

If you dont believe me listen for yourself and make sure to keep some toilet paper handy

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

P.S. look out for an upcoming interview with Felipe Tampa!

Marc Adamo & Tim Healey – Move (Dirtyloud Remix)

Dirtyloud – School Of Funk (Original Mix)

Bombs Away – Big Booty Bitches (Dirtyloud Remix)

FTAMPA – DIRTY, HARDER, BETTER (PREVIEW)

FTAMPA – WHO I AM (PREVIEW)

THREE 6 MAFIQ Feat. TIESTO, FLO-RIDA & SEAN KINGSTON – FEEL IT (FTAMPA REMIX)

HoHoHo…Dada December!

19 Dec

Dear Dada Life,

This christmas marks a very odd occurrence for me, as its the first time I actually sat down and emailed S4nty Klau5, pleading desperately with him to give a deserving boy a much needed christmas present. The present is something essential to the continual existence of my ever-evolving love and appreciation of modern electronic music. It’s something that has been sorely lacking in my region of the world, and needs a definite resurgence . Yes, I am indeed referring to the emptiness of never having had the pleasure to see you boys muck the decks live, in the presence of all who love your music as much as I do.

So, in my infinite knowledge I decided to Cc you the email I sent to Ol’ Nick, hoping that modern technology could move faster than Jesus. To my avail it seems as at least one of you were partly listening, as your December Mixtape was promptly released and it is ABSODERPLY HERPTASTICAL. From first decible to the last, it pretty much sounds like the score to a porno scene involving an orgy between sega genesis, ecstacy, and holiday cheer.

My last hope now is that whichever of you did not send this as my gift, will pitch in and send me my Dada Life Toronto or London concert…..please…..

Dada Life December 2010 Mix

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

El Guincho – Bombay [Video+Audio]

19 Dec

This pretty much wins are the most innovative and confusing music video of the year. After watching this a first time, I had to immiditately hit repeat as there is WAYYY too much going on to decipher it properly after one view. Not to mention the constant use of sparklers and titties that distract you heavily from the incredible song that is the basis of the video. My advice is as such, watch the video without thinking and let it all sink in, then watch it a bunch more times and each time focus on the music and images separately. Also, as usual, a quick bowl rip wouldn’t hurt.

P.S. what the fuck is that golden tape launching crossbow device…..whatever it is i want it!

El Guincho – Bombay

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

The TITS Week 12

16 Dec

Each weekly segment of the TITS showcases a wide variety of forms; some hard, some soft, some well known, some not so well known. Thankfully, all in all these TITS are plump, juicy and always keep you coming back for more. For all those TIT fans reading this that are not familiar with most of these artists, I beg you, keep an open mind and give each TIT an equal sampling. To favour one TIT over another is just not natural, as all these TITS were made to be fondled and loved with equal care.

Dear Music Lovers,

The combo of obscene coldness and exam suckage are starting to get to me, by forcefully keeping the warm embrace of December break steadily at bay. Although I wont be going anywhere warm this year, knowing that I will have zero responsibilities and can hibernate for as long as necessary is enough to keep me sane. It is my hope that most of you are finished exams and already either on a beach somewhere, or in the carefree and loving embrace of your comforter. For all of those out there like me, for whom the exam period is still lingering like a bad rash, let this music be a soothing ointment.

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

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Tittsworth

Who better to start off this week of the TITS than an artist whose name screams this list? Tittsworth’s track is definitely TITS worthy, carried the whole way through with such a delectable bassline it will gyrate the stiffest of hips. This track is guaranteed to get yo’ holiday funk on. Almost as tasty as that burrito in his hand…

Tittsworth – Drunk As Fuck (Meterhead Dark Disco Mix)

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Zeds Dead

Ive stop trying to figure out what the fuck it is that Zack and Cody posses that allows them to create what has become the best dubstep music coming from Canada, period. This summer scorcher released by them is one of the most beautifully evil things ive ever in my life. The vocal samples they use are as light and angelic as whipped cream cheese, and are sadistically juxtaposed by some of their most evil sounding synth and bass lines to date. These guys are on the brink of superstardom and you can still catch them performing almost 3 times a month at small clubs. I highly suggest all of you Dubheads that have not yet capitalized on this, make your way to Wrongbar on the 22nd. Together with Omar Linx rapping live, this should be a party not soon forgotten.

Zeds Dead – White Satin

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Wolfgang Gartner

Heres a snippet of what Wolfgang is going to be dropping on December 21st. From the sounds of it, Wolfgang is far from slowing down anytime soon……Thank God.

Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk

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Tiesto feat. Emily Haines

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this yet, but I FUCKING LOVE Emily Haines. Yes, I am a fan of Metric and Broken Social Scene, but my affinity for the bands goes basically as far as her. She has some of the best vocal talent I have heard in a long time, coupled with her ability to improve any track she touches. She has worked with some of the biggest names in music today, like The Stills, K-OS and MSTRKRFT, proving she can genre-jump with the best of them. This one is a little bit of an oldie, but it doesn’t matter, her voice is timeless.

Tiesto feat. Emily Haines – Knock You Out (RuN RiOT Remix)

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Mowgli

Another super-groovy tune for y’all to jive to (or whatever it is kids dance to nowadays). Mowgli does an excellent job at creating another song you physically cannot help but dance to. I was listening to this before an exam and almost caused a flash-dance with the rest of the people waiting with me.

Tim Deluxe feat. Sam Obernik – Just Won’t Do (Mowgli Remix)

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eMDeeeMA

I absolutely love eMDeeeMA. It always makes me feel like I’m the king of the world and everyone around me is a knight at my round table. I’ve also heard many other people love eMDeeeMA for many of the same reasons. Seriously how can’t you?!? Maybe it can get a little much at times but when that happens, all you gotta do is crank up the volume and let it take over control.

…..OHHH he’s a DJ! That makes more sense…that all still applies though.

Thundacub – Thunder and Lightning (eMDeeeMA Remix)

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Extra Special Treats!

The Cataracs – Bass Down Low (Feat. Dev)

Haiku D’etat – Mike, Aaron & Eddie (Boreta Remix)

Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember


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