Discover & Download: 2DEEP
Los Angeles has long been a thriving music scene, and in affect is home to many artists and producers. Electronic music has seen a flourishing scene in the city, but what separates Los Angeles from many cities is the connection to the future and strong latin roots. This has led to the rise of electronic music fused with latin and Caribbean rhythms. Championing the movement is 2DEEP. A DJ/Producer duo that has been mastering the sound of Tropical Bass. 2DEEP has really changed the game with music that spans from Festival Twerk, Moombahton, and have coined the term Trapaton to describe some of their productions. It is with their unique sound and hustle that we are able to hear their music in clubs and major festivals. I have been lucky enough to meet 2DEEP and their music embodies their personality of having fun and enjoying the night. So with this in mind we decided at Dance & Romance to ask a few questions. Enjoy!
Congratulations to 2DEEP for winning Tomorrowland competition
D&R: What is your name, favorite food, and what city you from?Luis: My name is Luis aka papi chulo. My Favorite food Encebollado. I'm from New York, but living in Los Angeles.
Ultra: My name is Ultra. ULT for short, last name BRO. My favorite food is sushi. I’m from Los Angeles, born and raised. =)
D&R: Describe your sound in three words?
D&R: What three songs you guys have been into lately?
D&R: Who do you have in mind when you Dj and produce?
Luis: When we DJ I just usually read the crowd before we go on so if they want like some Twerk/Hip Hop stuff we'll probably start off with that so we can get the girls dancing (haha) Usually just catering to the mami's. For production usually like Ultra said how would this track sound at a festival.
D&R: You have collaborated with a good amount of producers, how has the process been? Do you feel you have developed your sound with these collaborations?
D&R: You have received a lot of cosigns and your tracks have been played at festivals by some of the biggest names. How does it feel to have your tracks being heard by thousands of people?
Ultra: Honestly, it’s dope to see a video of our tune being played somewhere to thousands of people, and I like to check out how the crowd reacts. The worst part is when you’re at the actual event attending it with your friends and it happens, because then it gets all weird. Your homies are all cheering you on and then people are like why are these dudes going so HAM right now, and then you have that one homie that’s like “THESE GUYS MADE THIS TRACK” and then it’s just awkward for me. Luis loves it though because he’ll take any opportunity to pick up some groupie love. I personally am not into festival pussy, because I imagine it to just been sweaty all day and stuff hahah. UNLESS, its like backstage festival pussy, because its been in a more friendlier environment, then It’s all fair game.
Luis: Haha yup shout out to the groupie luv, That backstage festival pussy the best tbh.
D&R: You have played shows in California, Florida, and on the east coast. What party has been your favorite place to perform? Why?
Luis: Shout out Menace Beach man! That party was so nuts also Shake n bass. It's just a different crowd over there than LA their way more fun.
D&R: What is the current musical direction of 2 Deep? And what music projects are in the works right now?Ultra: We’re working on compiling an EP for Muevelo so that’s one music project Luis and I are mainly focused on, but as far as our production goes, we’re wrapping up this 3 track EP called Festival Twerk.
Musical direction? I don’t really know
Luis: Yeah just finishing up our Festival Twerk EP and we have something with Corrupted Data coming! #Twerklordz
D&R: You post it often, but what exactly is Plurgatti Boyz ?2DEEP: That’s us, we live it.
D&R: What are your thoughts on the current state of Moombahton?Luis: I think it's still dope! You ever played moombahton at a party? Tell me everyone doesn't start dancing when you do.
Ultra: If you’re really about that life, then you’ll dig and look for dope Moombahton. There’s still a lot of good Moombahton out there, its just that there isn’t a Moombah-Thong blog no more so everyone got lazy and decided to just say RIP. PHONIES!
D&R:What is your view on Twerk (bounce) music, Trap, and Miley Cyrus?
Luis: Loving the Twerk Bounce stuff! I'm a big hip hop head so I love it not really the EDM/Dubstep trap stuff though, It's a bit boring and I can't stand Miley Cyrus. (haha Ultra just a Yung Sucio)
D&R: What three Producers should we be listening to?
Ultra: APE DRUMS, JUYEN SEBULBA, & JESSE SLAYTER
D&R: What is Muevelo? And who are the people involved with this movement?
So, Muevelo is just a party and you hear party music at our party. So Muevelo is party music.
D&R: Anything you want to tell your fans?