August 18th, 2012
On the 27th edition of Beats: The Next Generation, I introduce you to a duo who are currently not even in the same continent! Pedro and Conrad have joined forces through the internet to create some amazing music for the past year and are definitely on the up and up in the EDM scene! As always, if you or someone you know should be featured in Beats, holla at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Name: Pedro Alexander (aka Alex Mind) & Conrad Funk
Current City: Rio de Janeiro/ Vancouver
Style: electro house / dubstep / glitch hop
Hi, our name is I.Y.F.F.E and we’re addicted to Big Music.
How did you come up with your alias?
C: Our name is exactly what our music stands for, “I.Y.F.F.E” (In. Your. Face. Fuck. Everything. ) Because that is exactly what the sound is, you’re hitting play and we’re shooting fire out your speakers!
P: Just about 2 weeks ago, we decided to join our forces to make fresh bass music together with Brazilian and Canadian influences.
When did you first get into the scene?
C:I got in to DJ’ing December 2010.
P: I started producing electro house 3 years ago. I wasn’t so sure of what I was doing that time, but when I first played in a big party with Lazy Rich, he loved my productions. I became so far known with my own style, now I am focusing on this alias IYFFE to make it very big as it needs to be, I guess we have a lot to offer to the EDM public.
What’s your favorite part of the industry?
C: The people. I’ve met almost everyone who I am excited to be involved with threw music in one way or another!
P: My favorite part for sure is the big festivals and all that refers about people dancing without any bad thoughts and feelings, just begin happy all the time listening to my music.
What’s you least favorite part?
P: For sure, drugs.
Where does your musical talent come from?
C: Outer space. I used to play several instruments as a child, and that is what inspired me to write bass music.
P: I always enjoyed rock music since I was a child, then I became addicted to chemical brothers and prodigy in my middle 13 years old and I decided to make this kind of music so on.
What’s the biggest challenge to you when it comes to making it as a DJ/Producer?
C:Finding music I like, an making music comparable to it. Always on a hunt to find the sound that is unique and peruse my own individual sound to compliment it.
P: Trying always to be fresh with the style that it’s running best. I guess we can make whatever we want to make in music, but sometimes we need to focus in what people desire more at the time as EDM goes round and round with the styles.
Describe your first experience with electronic music?
C: I was 17 when I first got introduced to the rave scene on Vancouver Island. It was a very life changing experience hearing drum & bass n dubstep for the first time.
P: I was 13 years old when I bought Chemical Brothers cd and listened to it all day long.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
C: In Ibiza or Japan, I hear the scene is at its best threw out the U.K. That being said, still writing music an having a great time with my friends in the industry!
P: Probably trying to be bigger than I am, always.
What’s the emotion do you want your audience to get out of your music?
C: Shit more banging then sluts on prom night.
P: People jumping, screaming and singing together.
Who is the artist you would like to work with most and why?
C: Skism, He is quite possibly the best sound engineer I’ve ever heard.
P: For sure, Skrillex is a big influence nowadays.
Who’s your biggest fan?
C: Chiffon Leyden & Devon King, they get me so hyped on my tunes! Can’t decide who is biggest.
P: My mom, for sure.
One word to describe my style would be..
People would be shocked to know . . .
C: I’m secretly a massive synth machine that escaped a lab.
P: I have actually a lot of white hair and I paint it.
What’s your fav track right now?
P: Alex Mind & Darth & Vader ft. Jay Jacob – Give me.
Where can we see you spin? (shows lined up, residences)
C: With Figure @ Upstair Sept 27th. We also have a tour in the work’s can’t say much yet.
P: I am spinning all around the world with my solo alias Alex Mind, more in Brazil where is my home and intend to do it as well with IYFFE in the very near future.
What’s your ‘guilty pleasure’ track?
C: Decisions – Borgore ( Document one Remix )
P: Bombs Away – Super Soaker (Rocket Pimp Rmx)
When did you start producing tracks? How many to date?
C: 20 maybe? I spend tons of time on each track. I have one that I’ve been working on for 6 months! Of course I don’t know if it will ever be finished haha. I use Ableton w/ Massive & Sylenth, occasionally FM 8. With different chains of distortion/compression and other modifying device’s.
P: I started creating music at Cubase since 2005 as an amateur, but now as a professional, I still love Cubase.
What’s your description of a great producer?
C: I think sound design is the mark of a great producer, hitting those beautiful bass tones that just make you wanna rage on the dance floor is a skill not many can coin.
P: Who can mix technique, good sequencing and great musical knowledge.
What’s your description of a great DJ?
C: There are many forms of DJ’s.. quality is in the mixing capability 😉
P: Somebody who can make crowd stay until the party is over.
How do you think you will stand out in the EDM scene?
C: Give us a listen and that’s for you to decide ;), Is it “In your face” enough?
Supported by : Figure, Borgore, Soulfix, Mat the Alien, Downlink, Adventure Club, CottonMouth(U.K.), Bong (Romania) King Kornelious, K-12. Symbiotic, Rekoil.
Here’s an exclusive preview of IYFFE’s latest track!
Thanks for reading! See you next week where I will feature another up and coming young Canadian talent!
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