Interview By Stephanie Piedrahita
Dynamic duo Luiz Guilherme Cardoso & Pedro Henrique Cardoso, aged 20 & 26 respectively, are holding it down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as they serve up dope tracks as Cat Dealers. With over 207,000 subscribers on YouTube, surpassing the 31 million mark on their track “Your Body” on SoundCloud and headlining alongside Nora En Pure in their home country, these brothers have been causing waves that will surely take them and their nostalgic, intoxicating music to the ends of the earth.
What was your very first concert? Who was the first DJ/Producer you discovered?
The first time Pedro went to a dance music concert was back in 2009 to see David Guetta in Rio. The first time Luiz went was when he was 15, to a festival with Hardwell, David Guetta, Zedd, Felguk and many others. Actually that was the first time he ever went out to party! The first DJ/Producer we started listening to was David Guetta of course, probably around 2008, 2009. Then with Swedish House Mafia we fell in love with music production and it all started from there. The first time we played as artists was in March of 2016, but before that we were already producing for 3 years non-stop.
Who is your dream B2B/collaboration?
We dream to B2B and collaborate with many artists, but probably the main one we would love to is Skrillex! One of the artists we dreamed of collaborating with was Felguk and we are very happy that we already achieved that one!
You’ve sampled old-school tracks by Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Nelly Frutado. Which other non-dance music artists are you listening to currently?
We listen to a lot of different kinds of music, but we mostly listen to bands as Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and System Of a Down.
Where do you see Cat Dealers going in the next five years?
Hopefully around the world, hahahaha! Our dream is to travel and show our music to different people around the globe, playing at great nightclubs and festivals.
You are very loved by the people of Brazil, tell us about how you built such a strong following in the span of a year.
We started just putting our tracks on the internet without showing our faces and people started to like it here in Brazil. So we kept doing it and it got everyone to start talking about us, trying to figure out who we were. Also, since the beginning we released some tracks that many big Brazilian DJs were playing so that helped us a lot! And we have really good managers working with us, helping us to make the right decisions and that makes a huge difference.
If you weren’t creating music, what type of work do you think you would be doing?
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