FELGUK INTERVIEW: Electro Bassline And Rock N Roll Vibe
The Rio-based duo of Felipe “Fel” Lozinsky and Gustavo “Guk” Rozenthal, has been blowing away audiences and ears since 2007, lighting up clubs and festival with their free-for-all mix of electro, house and heavy low end. The only Brazilians to rank on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll for two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, the duo has already conquered legions of fans, including star power names like David Guetta, Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas, and Madonna, who have all commissioned the duo for potent remix work. The partnership with The Material Girl peaked this year when she personally selected Felguk to accompany her on her full MDNA tour of Brasil, where they performed for sold-out stadium-size audiences
In 2010 supercharged EDM promoters Insomniac hand picked Felguk’s peaktime hit “2nite” as the theme song for the U.S.’s biggest festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, breaking records with more than 180,000 partiers. Felguk’s appeal doesn’t end there. True fans of electronic music, Felipe and Gustavo are concerned with more than just making their mark in the pop world. Recent collaborations with scene highlights like L.A. dubstep kingpin 12th Planet, Australia’s top house export Dirty South, U.K. bass fiend Example and Israel trance act Infected Mushroom prove that Felguk has its ear to the pulse of the global dance scene.
How would you describe your sound?
House Groove, Electro Bassline and Rock and Roll vibe.
What do you always take with you on tour?
Fel: My Jambox.
Guk: Allergy Tablets.
What is the most fun city to play at in the USA in your opinion?
Los Angeles, we always have an incredible response from the crowd there. But the west coast in general is always extremely kind to us.
The best 5 tracks from 2012
1- Plastik Funk vs Tujamo – WHO
2- Porter Robinson – Language
3- Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know
4- Madeon – The City
5- David Guetta – Alphabet
The strangest spot where you ever met a group of fans?
We were eating at some completely random restaurant in a mall during one of tours to the US when a group of fans recognized us, we got chatting and in the end they all sat down and joined us for a really nice meal!
Is there one type of sound in EDM you are really excited about?
Not one type especially, just so long as the sounds are groovy.
What was the best dinner a promoter ever treated you on?
We once got taken to Steve Aoki’s brother’s sushi restaurant in Honolulu, which was awesome.
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