Exclusive Interview with FTampa
If you haven’t heard of FTampa, start becoming familiar with this Brazilian breakout producer. He just released his new track “5 Days” on Monday, which has already proved to be a hit. With support by world-renowned producers and upcoming big collaborations, FTampa is someone you should definitely start to follow. Not only does he have a love for music, but also his home country of Brazil. FTampa brings insight, creativity and high-energy music to EDM enthusiasts around the world!
Your new track “5 Days” will be released on Doorn Records, what is that like?
I am very happy with everything that is happening! I believe that 5 days will be a huge track for my career, it has been receiving great support and being released by Doorn Records makes it even better.
Did it take a while for you to get “5 Days” to where it is now? What was the creation process like?
The process was very similar to all my other tracks, I usually have a break or drop idea and go from there. Then I spend a lot of time crafting the work to make it look better, once I think I have something I start playing and testing, asking feedback from my team, friends and other artists. I really like to spend a good amount of time to make sure I am releasing the right thing. Joorn from Spinnin helped me a lot with this one.
For those who don’t know your music, how would you personally describe your sound?
I would describe it as high energy music that make people happy and willing to jump non stop! That's what I expect on the crowd reaction and usually it works pretty well, that's my biggest accomplishment, make the fans have fun and be happy.
You have had so much support from so many world renown producers, like Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Knife Party (just to name a few!) what is like receiving acknowledgement from such prominent artists?
It is a dream come true, I started making electronic music only three years ago and I had this as a goal, I worked very hard to make sure I was on the right path. Seeing everything happening is priceless, I am very grateful for everyone who helped and is still helping me do the things I love.
Do you have anybody in the industry you look up to?
I don't really have a specific artist that I look up to but I like people who try to make different things. I love to try something new like I did in "Samba."
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I'm already making music with lots of my fav artists but I really want to collab with artists from other styles in the future. Always nice to create something using two different minds.
Being that you’re from Brazil, how is the World Cup going from a native’s perspective? Are you a huge soccer/fútbol fan?
Well I still think we need education and hospitals before a World Cup, but to be honest, I like to watch some matches. I just wish we can improve not only the soccer and other sports but also the other things that are more urgent than it.
What do you have coming up in the next couple of months? Tours, new music, etc?
I have a lot of gigs in Brazil such as Pacha, Anzu Club and Green Valley and we are about to announce my Australia tour dates that will start by the end of July. Also very excited about my upcoming tracks, besides "5days", I just released a track with Kenneth G named "97" on Revealed Recordings, I also have a collab with Quintino that will be out on Spinnin and I am working on new tracks and tours soon.