Felips Lozinsky and Gustavo Rozenthal are the Brazilian twosome, more famously known as Felguk, that continue to make big, rotund electro noises on the scene. “We're really happy to be back on the list,” they say when greeted with the impressive news that they’re making their fifth appearance in the Top 100 DJs.
It's been an intense year of studio productions and musical discoveries for the duo. Felips and Gustavo have been hatching a plan to mix the beautiful sound of Brazil with dance music — a hybrid of sorts.They've been working with Brazilian singer Vanessa Da Mata on a track from scratch, combining her smooth vocals with their beats. The process has been an organic one that they're particularly excited about.
Working with DJs and producers from their home county is something that's close to their hearts. “We have projects with Tropkillaz and newcomers like Cat Dealers and Ricci,” they tell DJ Mag. “We are feeling very inspired.”
Tour-wise, Felguk are staying very true to their roots with a chock-full set of electric electro-fused gigs in Brazil scheduled in for the next two months. Then early next year, they’re off to tour Asia. These guys are feeling good… HELENE STOKES
What have been the new frontiers for you this year? “Rediscovering ourselves musically. Just feeling free in the studio to produce anything we want.”
Is electronic music taken seriously enough as an art-form? “Yes. Not only is dance music taking over the pop charts, but the amount of collaborations between electronic music artists and artists from other styles has been ever-growing.”
What’s the best new bit of DJ/production technology, and why? “Splice. A great new collaboration tool for artists, and the best sample searching engine.”
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be? “Future bass, pop, deep house, dubstep, could be many styles really.”
As a fan, what is the top price you would pay to see yourself DJ? “As much as we pay to see shows and concerts of the artists we like. A live performance is something very unique and irreplaceable — it cannot be copied or reproduced.”
What can be done to prevent drug-related deaths at dance music events?
“We believe in education and orientation. Sites like Dance Safe that offers information and warnings about drugs and what to do in case of emergency is a good example.”
How can we increase diversity in dance music? “We believe dance music is already a pretty diverse environment. We feel it's very inclusive with people whatever their race, sexual orientation, or nationality.”