We are back with another Beat & Greet, a segment on our blog where we discover artists, what drives them and hear a bit of their music as well. Our last edition featured the experienced minimal techno maestro Breger, who gave us a look into how he makes his music as well as his lifestyle.
For this edition, we bring you, Carlos Poppi, aka Dub Recycle, a top-class DJ and Producer from Sao Paolo. He has been a DJ since the age of 12 and has studied music production in Berlin for some years. He is one of the founders of the Wir Lieben night in the Balneario Camboriu and has had his music released on some of the world’s leading record labels like Deer Dear Records, Steyoyoke and Qilla Records to name a few. We had a great time when he was down for an India Tour last year, and before he makes his way back here for the next one, we thought it would be nice to catch up with Carlos about life and music.
Check out one of his recent sets below.
I’m safe to say around 15/20 years all the DJ’s won’t play music from other producers, everyone will have their own live-pa and play only authoral tracks.
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What does your typical day look like?
I wake up around 9/10 AM, meditate for 20 minutes and go to the gym for an hour and come back to the lunch, take a shower and start to work. My day after lunch is producing or doing something about DJ stuff and etc. At night before sleep, I prepare my stuff read a book, meditate and then I go to sleep. Basically, that’s my daily routine.
What are your daily goals?
First at all is trying to show the people how life is awesome and wonderful. The problem is the people are only focusing on the problems instead of look at the beautiful side of life. My purpose in life is to help people to be grateful all the time and that will make the universe be grateful back.
What else do you do apart from music?
I am a partner in a DJ agency in the south of the country and my hobby is to study quantum physics.
What is your DJ setup?
Three Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus or at least two. One mixer Pioneer Nexus or Allen Heath Xone 92.
Your favorite track from your own discography?
I love many ones but my favorite on the dance floor is “The Benign”.
Complete this: “A world without music…
Will be a world without color
Describe your music using not more than 3 words.
Melancholic – Reflexive – Introspective.
Three of your favorite plugins or pieces of gear?
Universal Audio API2500 – Compressor
FabFilter Pro Q3 – EQ
U-he Diva – Digital Synth
What are the differences you noticed between the nightlife culture of your home town and India?
My first view of India was like people really interact with the music and corresponding to the sound and vibe, smiling all the time and sharing a really good vibration. The venues have a little bit of difference in the way to build the dance floor in Brazil.
And what would you say is similar to back home?
In the South of Brazil, we have more similarities to Indian venues and people. They appreciate underground music and care about really professional DJ’s. I had just three gigs last year in India but was great to know amazing people and to play at beautiful venues. This year I’ll be back to my second tour in India, that will be September, October, and November, long stay this time!
What will electronic music be like in the year 2050 according to you?
Hard to say especially from now on in a moment that technology is changing each time faster. I’m safe to say around 15/20 years all the DJ’s won’t play music from other producers, everyone will have their own live-pa and play only authoral tracks. By now we can see only producers becoming famous and we see too much difference for 10 years ago that had 90% DJ’s on the mainstream.
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I’m an Ableton Certified Trainer and the co-founder of Beatworx, one of India’s most acclaimed electronic music schools. I’ve been producing music for over a decade. My tryst with computers began in 1994, when I was three years old, and I’ve been wonder-struck by technology ever since. A high school graduate on paper, I went on to prove that formal education isn’t everything. I’m here to help guide you on the fascinating and ever-evolving journey of making music using computers and hardware.