Hey Felipe, thanks for taking the time to speak with us! How are you?
I’m fine, even with this pandemic I try to remain calm, positive and focus on my productions, it’s a pleasure to talk to you.
Where are you in the world right now?
I’m in Presidente Venceslau, the city where I was born in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil
How has the last year been for you in lockdown? Have you been able to take any positives from it?
It’s been a time full of ups and downs, in many moments it’s very difficult because I’m not sure when or how the return will be, but whenever is possible I always try to keep positive thinking, and like it or not, I ended up having more time to spend with my family and myself, I have used this creative leisure to inspire me even more in the productions that are going full steam.
You’re one half of the acclaimed duo Dashdot. What was your journey like to become a successful producer and DJ?
It’s been an amazing journey, where I collect memories and beats from the most different places and tracks. I’ve made countless friends, met wonderful people and had the pleasure of producing some of the soundtracks that are part of many people’s lives.
What is your favorite memory as Dashdot?
It’s hard to choose a particular memory, but I’ve always enjoyed the international tours, we’ve had the chance to play around Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America
What made you want to start your solo project FFLORA?
I was at a time in my life looking for more independence and a slightly more specific sound line, I already had the idea of creating a parallel project, and this whole pandemic ended up accelerating this idea.
What was the inspiration behind the new track on Ame Records?
There were some incredible inspirational vibes that kicked in from time to time during these lockdown moments, and Colors is definitely one of my favorite quarantine productions. I hope that I can sign other tracks on Ame, a brand that I identify a lot with.
How was it making with no chance to play it out or have any crowd interaction?
This is one of the biggest differences on my production process, I’d always tested my songs countless times before releasing the final version. However, I had to adapt and somehow teleport myself into the minds of different people in the crowd pretending to be listening to the track.
What would be your dream first gig back?
To tell you the through, I just want to be able to play again. Of course there are some special places and festivals, Like Ame Club itself, Warung, Green Valley, Lollapalooza, Rock In Rio and etc… But what I really want at this moment is to be able to play, doesn’t matter where.
What’s the thing your most excited about when we can return to live shows?
I’m looking forward to testing my quarantine productions, there’s a lot of music that I really believe in!
I’ve probably made more that 50 tracks these last months.
Have you discovered any records in lockdown that you’re dying to play out?
I don’t think there’s a specific track, but there’s a lot of good stuff that was produced in quarantine, whether from Brazil or abroad.
What else have you got coming up?
I have a lot of news ahead of me, from new releases and lives sets and the development of an own label.