Exclusive Premiere: Holt 88 – “Thus Stori” on Perfect Driver

Brazilian duo Holt 88 drops their “Thus Stori” EP tomorrow on Perfect Driver. The two have had previous releases on Brazil’s Undercast Records and the U.K.’s Audio Rehab before breaking into the U.S. market with the inclusion of their track “Burn It Down” on the most recent Dirtybird BBQ compliation.

Holt 88 finds a cozy fit with Perfect Driver, bringing wobbly g-house feels and driving basslines. The “Thus Stori” refrain of “Who you know as ill as this?” is sure to be belted out at many a summer party.  The EP also includes “Conga House” that gives an almost Green Velvet vibe. Here we chat with Rafael Moraes and Yan Senes about their house music journey to “Thus Stori”.

Only The Beat: Tell us a little about how you started with electronic music and how you first met.

Rafael Moraes:: I always liked electronic music, always playing at family parties. Because of that, I knew I had something special related to music.

Yan Senes:: I have always listened to music, and always electronic music.  Since I was 8 years , some were playing ball – I listened to music!

RM and YS: We are from the same city, same neighborhood, and it was because we like electronic music that we divided the headset. Even today, our goal is to divide our headset and grow together, as brothers of electronic music.

OTB: Who are 3 artists that influence your music?

RM and YS: Without doubts .. Claude Vonstroke, Bruno Furlan, Ardalan

OTB: Brazil has become well known for supporting house music. What are your favorite venues to dance in Sao Paulo?

RM and YS: For dancing and playing, these are great places-  Air Rooftop, Anzu Club  and Clash Club.Perfect Driver

OTB: Where is one place that you really want to play?

RM and YS: Dirtybird Campout

OTB: What is the hardest part about producing electronic music?

RM and YS: We do not consider it difficult, but there is a part that you have to take greater care, that would be “mastering” the track so that it is perfect for the peoples.

Thanks Holt 88!

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Dawn Runge

Dawn Runge

The cat that curiosity hasn't killed... yet. House music is her gospel. Veteran of dance floors across the world.
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