Brazilian duo Iggor & Laima make up the heavyweight sound of Mixhell. Most of you will know that Iggor is the drummer of metal band Sepultura but as husband and wife team Mixhell they make block-rocking beats and deliver a killer live show with Iggor on drums and Laima on the decks. Having arrived on the electronic music scene with a bang they have recently signed their next single to BNR (definitely one of our favourite labels) As massive fans on theres we found out they supported our last single ‘Sex Face’ (thanks guys!) So we thought it would be good to catch up with them for our blog.
Disco Of Doom: Hi Guys! Thanks for agreeing to to this interview, where are you now and how is it?
Mixhell: We are in Sao Paulo where we live, enjoying a little time at home with the family and doing a lot of studio work.
DoD: OK so straight in with the obvious – Iggor, you’re longtime Sepultura drummer, what got you interested in techno / electro?
Mixhell: I was always researching for beats (Brazilian, African, etc…) through my whole career, but at one point I just felt that in rock/metal music everything was very boring and in electronic music there was a lot more people trying new things so we decided to make some beats.
DoD: Tell me the story of how you guys met and did you have a rock’n'roll wedding?
Mixhell: Our wedding was the coolest ever! It was all organized by our friends from Surface to Air Brazil and we had our dream come true with our godfathers ‘2many DJs’ playing an amazing special weding set for us and our guests!
DoD: What is the most rock’n'roll things you guys have done whilst together / on tour?
Mixhell: As I am 50% Brazilian and 50% Italian it doesn’t take much for me to turn a quiet place into total destruction… this can be very positive or negative, depending on the night or if someone disrespect me or my loved ones!
DoD; Who are your favourite producers out there right now?
DoD: You’ve just signed with Boys Noize, that is HYPE, what’s happening?
DoD: We have the same agent – Curley – any funny stories of him on tour you can tell us that he’ll find embarrassing?
Mixhell: Curley is the best agent on the planet!!! We got a lot of crazy stories on tour with Mr. Curley as they say ‘What happens on the road, stays on the road!’
DoD: Tell us via the medium of Youtube what your favourite 3 metal tracks of all time are:
DoD: …and electronic:
DoD: I love Brazil, I’ve had some amazing times there – where is your favourite place and why?
Mixhell: We love this little club called ‘Secreto’ we have mad parties there with our friends Buraka, DJ Hell and lots of Brazilian new acts!
DoD: What’s the scene like for your music – which clubs/ festivals are kicking?
Mixhell: There’s some cool music coming out of Brazil, stuff like Database, Killer on the Dancefloor, Chernobil, Fatnotronic , Sany Pitbull.
DoD: Finally, when are you next coming to Europe?
Mixhell: We are coming soon for some shows…we r doing Fabric (our favourite!!!) and a bunch of festivals this summer – see you soon!
DoD; Thanks guys! We look forward to seeing you in UK again soon!