We are super proud to present the third installment of A Handsome Mixtape concocted by one of Brazil’s best: Nedu Lopes.
Each month we’ll showcase an amazing young DJ whose tunes are something special – they’re all ridiculously talented, unbelievably cool and will have you breaking out your best dance moves in an instant. Read on to see the rest of Nedu’s We Are Handsome interview!
Weâ€™re loving this track. What was the inspiration behind it?
The inspiration comes from own music I play. In this mix I put only songs I like very much at the moment!
When did you first get the music bug?
I started to like music in 1989 at age 14, listening to house music on the radio and in the some clubs in the city.
What music did your parents play?
My parents were never very attached to music. In this respect they don’t influenced me. My interest in music arose spontaneously.
Who would you like to play with in the future?
I’m fan of many DJs and I had the honor of playing with some, like Craze, Klever, Jazzy Jeff and Nu-Mark. Some of the DJs who I’d like to play in the future are A-Trak and A-Skillz.
What are the shortest shorts youâ€™ve ever worn?
Hahahaha … funny question! Once a girlfriend gave me shorts to practicing running, but they were too short! Then she asked me not to wear it.
Whatâ€™s the next big thing in music?
I think it hard to predict. But we are living in an age where the styles are increasingly mixing. I believe that this trend will still remain.
Any cool collaborations coming up?
Yes, this year still I intend to produce some tracks with some friends DJs from SÃ£o Paulo and from my hometown, Belo Horizonte.
Is fashion important to music. Is music important to fashion?
Yes! Both are art forms that are always influencing each other.
Do you prefer your ladies in a bikini or a one-piece?
I really have no preference. I think it depends on the style of the girl. Some are better with bikini, others with one-piece.
Whatâ€™s the strangest thing thatâ€™s ever happened to you at a gig?
Once I was playing and came a girl in the booth and started dancing on my side. I thought she was the VJ’s girlfriend. But suddenly the girl started to undress, and the man of security came and made her get dressed and leave. It was funny and embarrassing.
Whatâ€™s your signature drink?
I don’t usually drink alcohol, but when I drink, I like Smirnoff Ice.
Check out Nedu’s tracklist below!
01 – Dancefloor Outlaws – Panda style (Electric Infection re-work)
02 – Vent – Lunatics
03 – Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought – We play the music
04 – Skee-lo – I wish (Slynk remix)
05 – Mooqee & Pimpsoul – Let it pop
06 – Featurecast – Party starter
07 – Sly Players – On the hook (The Captain remix)
08 – Nick Thayer feat. Sporty-O – Gimme some more
09 – Ellie Goulding – Under the sheets (Chiddy Bang instrumental remix)
10 – Datsik – Firepower (Munchi remix)
11 – Armand Van Helden – Illin n fillin it
12 – Marlon Deja – Million years (DJ Icey remix)
13 – DJ Hero – Juno truck
14 – DJ Nedu Lopes – Stole my flow
15 – Stanton Warriors feat. Hollywood Holt and Ruby Goe – Get up
16 – DJ Defkline & Red Polo vs. Dustin Hulton – Cars that go boom
17 – Rusko feat. Amber Coffman – Hold on (Sub Focus remix) (Davip Breaks edit)
18 – Chase & Status – Eastern jam (Slyde Reboot)
19 – Freestylers & Wizard – Killasound
20 – Greg Packer feat. MC Assassin – Rudeboy
21 – Wilkinson – Every time
and of course find out more about him here.