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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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Top TITS Of Twenty Ten Part I: Top Ten Albums

31 Dec

OH MY LORD THE MOST GLORIOUS TIME OF MUSICAL LUSCIOUSNESS IS FINALLY UPON US!

Hurrpies and Gentlederps, it is with the utmost pride and sincerity that I present to you the first segment of The Worst Guy’s top yummys of what has been a spectacular year in everything except mainstream music. 2010 has seen an extreme surge of attention directed towards the EDM community and the underground indie/alternative music scenes. DJs have turned into international gods in mere seconds, and technological advancements to small time producers and bands has sparked a shitsmere of artists emerging from the confines of their bedrooms with extremely unique sounds. The hottest girls started listening to dubstep, and 17 year old DJs produced tracks that engrained themselves into mixes and sets across the globe. Events like Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, Bonnaroo, Coachella & Glastonbury were overflowing in talent and attendance, while countless other smaller festivals began popping up faster than kirstie alley’s hemorrhoids.

Concurrently, the mainstream american music market was forced to sell its pride and finally kneel down and slurp some Canadian schlang in order to generate revenue. Who woulda guessed a little shit from stratford and a jewish rapper who played a cripple could life-fuck every girl and child in the US. While all the while sites like Hype Machine and Grooveshark took a firm grasp over the underground music scene’s balls and put all the power of authority back into the listeners hands, where it should be. Artists from around the world were able to gain popularity outside their home towns as the internet pushed the music industry into a whole new stratosphere.

With all this new talent, it was very difficult for us here at TheWorstGuy.com to consolidate all of our favourite songs into a single post. So it dawned on us to shower our loving readers with a week of voluptuous joy, spreading our favourite TITs of each genre across several posts so that each may be garnished with the full fondling that it deserves!

We begin today with our top ten albums of 2010, which has probably been the most difficult to narrow down. With so many new artists in varying genres garnishing incredible accolade over the year, its tough to make a top ten list that satisfies the opinions of the mass music community. After much debate and bickering, this is what we came up with.

– Signed Sincerely, The Worst Guy

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#1

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

When checking the top album posts from other music sites, ive noticed a tendency to count down from bottom to top and save the best albums for last. I say FUCK THAT, as the best album deserves to be mentioned first and foremost and this album has most definitely earned that right. Its actually quite scary how incredibly talented Kanye has become in the studio, devoid of how retarded he is in day to day society. His antics remind me of one of those outgoing stacked girls in your grade 12 science class that get straight As but have absolutely no common sense. Personality aside, Mr. West has birthed an album that has grabbed every music fan by the taint, and given Yeezy another shimmering masterpiece to mount on his wall. Whether your having fantastic sex, running a triathalon, knitting, commiting arson or taking a nice shit, theres a song on the album that can easily cater to the desired occasion.

CAN WE GET MUCH HIGHER?!

(for a my full review of the album click me)

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#2

Deadmau5 – 4×4 = 12

Holy fucknuts, where to even begin describing the sheer animality that I experience every time the tracks from this album explode out of my speakers. Fuck all you mau5haters and posers out there, the king of Niagra shall forever reign atop his throne of insanity. From the first kick of Animal Rights to the last synth in Some Chords, this album delves you deep through the depths of the electronic playground that is Joel Zimmermans mind and shits you right out the other side. The icing on the cake is the final song on the album, aptly named 4×4=12, as it consists of a 1 hour DJ set provided by the Mau5 himself, alolwing his fans to hear the album as he intended them to hear it; mixed and mastered by his hand. Combined with a hauntingly seizuretastic live performance, the one known as Deadmau5 pretty much curb-stomped 2010.

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#3

Vampire Weekend – Contra

If your are ever in a shit mood and put this album on and dont feel better after, your a sociopath. This album took everyones mental picture of “I wish I was on a beach right now” and somehow materialized it through music. Every song is more upbeat than a cheerleader on speed, and matched with a vocalist that sounds as if he robbed Paul Simons soul, you have a sound that people develop a insane craving for. I was lucky enough to see them play live this summer, where they somehow sounded infinitely better than on the album. Combined with their mastery of modern production technology during their live sets, puts them in the bullpen with the likes of Miike Snow, while their vocals keep them that much better than the rest. Cant wait for the next album.

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#4

Sleigh Bells – Treats

After the first decible I heard of Tell ‘Em, I became instantly hooked on Sleigh Bells. The noise-pop music duo of Derek Miller & Alexis Krauss have been pioneering an extremely unique and well textured sound that has flooded the indie music community. 2010 has marked a year overrun by emerging female vocalists, marrying their vocal talents to creative underground producers instead of mainstream trash. In this case, Millers production versatility shines beautifully through every chorus and verse accompanied by Krauss, and the resulting music is synthfully sublime.

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#5

Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

I think after the first scene of this seasons Entourage (as garbage as it ended up), me and my friends collectively shat our pants. For the song picked to open episode one of season 7 was Shutterbugg, a track that tattoos itself to your brain immediately following its first listening to. The very same song that blasted its way through everyones cars speakers since the moment it was leaked off the album. Damn has Big Boi honed his craft and shown us a whole new side of his personality and talent. His flow is sensational, and the signature style that has kept him on iconic levels since the Outkast days shines thru on every track. Let this be evidence to force those that believe hip hop is dead to think twice, as maybe its you critics that have become dead to the idea that the genre is alive and well, constantly evolving and improving itself while thriving on the influences of its roots.

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#6

The Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

2010 for me marked the end to a 6 year void that has eaten away at me since the release of Demon Days by the Gorillaz back in 2004. Like many in this world, I find falling asleep troublesome at times and more often than not turn to music to fuel my dreams. Its a long process to find that one specific sound or genre that allows you to properly relax and detach from the world. Since Demon Days my sleep playlist has been thirsting for more Gorillaz, only to be quenched in 2010 following the release of Plastic Beach. The level of slumber I have reached after first listening to On Melancholy Hill has yet to be topped, with the rest of the album following suit; overflowing with tracks that unwind the body and remove the mind.

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#7

Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

I honestly did not know these guys were Irish until I saw them live, as from their music the only thing that can really be assumed is that they’re incredibly talented musicians. Like Vampire Weekend, the trio of Sam Halliday, Alex Trimble & Kevin Baird have found insane success through the magic of music blogs and Hype Machine, and quickly found themselves on countless iTunes libraries across the globe. Their sound is somewhat of a cluster fuck of several 21st century indie and alternative bands, and the resulting music is catchy as sin. If this is the direction alternative and pop groups are heading towards, 2011 is going to be a fantastical year.

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#8

Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

Every once in a while an artist emerges that introduces a intensely unique and individual sound to the music industry, leaving most in awe while the rest scratch their heads. The music usually involves a hybridization of one or many genres, with production qualities that complement specific sounds of each influence together in a manner befitting some sort of structure. Flying Lotus took a different approach, morphing elements of genres that dont typically sound natural together; creating an incredibly off tempoed and heavily textured sound. In order to truly enjoy this album for what it is, you must force yourself to throw contemporary musical conventions down the shitter and allow yourself to blindly enter a musical world that isn’t really meant to be fully understood. I think as time goes on this album will gain much wider acceptance and accolade, forcing a much more riotous anticipation for the subsequent Flying Lotus albums to follow.

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#9

LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

Cue the future grammy winner for alternative music album of the year. James Murphy has come a long way from the days that Daft Punk were playing at his house; a musical journey that has led him to the top of the Billboard charts. Murphy labels this album as “…much better than his previous other two,” a statement that humbly describes the tracks that make up the playlist, one reeking of originality and electronic soul. Im pretty sure the chilean miners even know all the words to I Can Change.

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#10

Rusko – O.M.G.!

Your damn right i put this album in the top ten you fucking haters you, as dubstep is here to stay and has become a key addition to a well balanced musical diet. The cockney thug rubbed out another tantalizing helping of synthesized madness this year, with the majority of the tracks released skyrocketing to the top of both the corporate and underground music charts. “Wake The Fuck Up” became the unofficial motto amongst festival goers, as dubstep tents and events across the globe attracted more and more caos. Rusko also learnt to add female vocals to his music, a move that has become somewhat of a necessity following the success that other artists, like Deadmau5 and Bassnectar, had when employing the same technique. Amber Coffman could be uglier than quasi modo and it really wouldn’t matter, her vocals in Hold On are so damn sexy they make my eyes rain and pretty much turn my spine into goo. One of my favourite things to see is when a mainstreamer listens to Rusko for the first time and a curious smirk sneaks across their face, as it reminds me how much bigger this genre and this artists are going to be in the upcoming years.

Stay tuned for more Top TITs of 2010 coming up all thru this week!

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