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Cat Dealers
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From: Brazil

DJ style: “Cat House.”

Best known for: “Dealing cats and making music.”

Fave tune of 2022: “Luedji Luna ‘Banho de Folhas (MAZ Remix)’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “MAZ.”

Brazilian brothers and feline lovers Lugui and Pedrão are now firmly entrenched in the global electronic music scene. This is their sixth straight year in the poll and it's been another one defined by their endless touring schedule. They cite playing Tomorrowland and EDC's main stages for the first time as "just magical" amongst many other first-time shows in new places all over the world.

All this time travelling the globe has naturally had an impact on their unique house style. "Listening to a lot of different styles and seeing DJs playing has opened our minds to a lot of different sounds we were not used to, and those experiences have been great for inspiring us musically,” they say.

For the first time since the pandemic, their Cat House label party is soon to make a return and next to that the pair promise they have “a lot of awesome tracks and collabs to be released which we cannot talk about!”

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“Tale Of Us at Tomorrowland.”

Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…

“Sorry, we are gonna have to name two. Tomorrowland and EDC Vegas!”
 

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?

“12 hours, from sunset to sunrise!”
 

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“A pair of Focals Trio11 Be.”
 

What’s the last tune you bought?

“‘Nothing Come Between Us’ by David Aurel, Sam Dexter and Rozie Gyems.”
 

What’s the next big sound?

“We have been seeing techno going to the mainstages and we think the next sound will be a crossover between techno and a more mainstream type of music.”