|The fabulous Brazilian DJ Paulo Arrudo
tells The Glare what motivates him.
Mixing Deep House, Acid Jazz, Nu-Disco, Tech, and Funk into a cocktail of chillout music, Paulo Arrudo always has the right tune for the occasion. Whether you want to relax on a sofa after a long day at work or get in the spirit for a night on the town with friends, Paulo provides the perfect sounds to put you in the right mood.
How did you start as a DJ?
I have always loved music. Twenty-two years ago, at the age of 14, I started Deejaying in a local AM radio station in a small city by the Amazon.
What was the first record you bought?
My first vinyl record was “Blue Monday” by New Order.
Who were your biggest musical influences?
I have lots of musical influences, but the four biggest were Bomb The Bass, Miguel Migs, Sasha, and Nick Warren.
Do you have any old standby tunes that always work?
Yes, I always play “Sing it Back” by Moloko, “Fire Up” by Funky Green Dogs, and “Show Me Love” by Robin S.
What is the origin of the sensual sounds in your music?
To be honest, I don’t know! When I find a piece of music really sexy, I buy the track, then I wait to play the music at parties or include it in my sets. I spend many hours searching for cool tracks.
Do you plan your sets?
No! I never plan before I mix. I just try not to repeat tracks, but sometimes this happens by accident. Especially when I love the track so much I repeat it again.
Name your best event?
The best gig I played was the Eco Vibe in Amazon/Brazil.
What inspires you to make music?
Music! I love music; I listen to it all the time. Music inspires me in every way.
How do you relax?
I listen to chillout music. I also enjoy cycling.
Who is throwing the best parties now? Where is the best party?
I believe the best places at the moment are Croatia and Ibiza.
Do you mind that your music has 9 million hits on YouTube?
To be honest, I never check the number of hits on my channel. I go to YouTube only to post a new work. I don’t have time to reply to the messages, because I am too busy working on other projects.
What is your favorite food on the road?
What is your favorite city for a gig?
Miami! The people are so exciting.
Listen to Paulo Arrudo on YouTube and on SoundCloud.