Kontrol Z

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Felipe Zulli is the name behind the Kontrol Z, this producer expand his conscious into a unique experience in sound…
Joined by the Neuromind Records, he has played in greatest brazilian festivals like Universo Paralello, Mundo de Oz Festival..

Your life-story and relationship with your work

Tell us a little about you and your work:
I start to study electronic music production in 2007, every day more connected with the music, finally in 2010 release my own project.

Currently what projects are you working on? And what future plans have you chalked out for yourself?:
Im looking forward to release the Kontrol Z first album soon by the Neuromind Records. Also cooking some high-tech sounds..

What influenced you to get into your field?:
Since my first parties always connected with the full on, when i start to produce i was feeling comfortable to put my ideas and build tracks where all my influences show up, a mix of everything i hear and enjoy..

As an artist, what role do you think you play in society?:
Musicians have the chance to took people’s attention, sometimes can express a lot of feelings, messages, sensations on subconscious, and the most important make people have fun and dance.

You obviously love what you do…but what do you love the most about your work?:
i love to see the reaction of people on the dance floor… thats priceless.

Creating on a regular basis can be a bloody tough job, so what motivates you to press yourself into the workstation every single day?:
i just believe on this sound… its always nice to hear words for people about your music.. but i think the producers have to believe in what he do….while i keep believing and feel pleasure to do it i’ll keep doing.

Everybody has to start somewhere, usually at the bottom of the ladder, either as the bus-boy or the shoe-shiner. What was the very first job you had?:
Honestly i think i was very lucky at this point.. the Neuromind Records always took my project as a prodigy. Since my first releases there, the brazilian parties and festivals start to come to me ask… and the idea to grow and expand my work to the world its more than a dream.

What is your second love? What’s the alternative career path you would have travelled if you were not on the one you are right now?:
just music.. i don’t see me doing nothing else for now… long time jumping from one job to others.. hope to find myself on this!

Share your experiences and your characteristics/personality

No man is an island’- they say, in this light, what quality do you admire the most in others?:
honest

Sometimes life can be quite a – insert word that rhymes with witch. Which phase was the hardest/scariest in your life?:
maybe now its this time.. all or nothing!

Any embarrassing moments? Yes, you’d hate to disclose your secrets but we’d love to hear.:
When the dj fuck the sound on a party.. lucky we can blame machines.. but just being human to be able to make mistakes.

Everybody’s got favourites…so what’s your favourite work/piece among everything that you’ve designed/produced/dj-ed/created? (Link us up!):
Cerebral Factory

Name a few of your all time favourite tracks. (From other artists if you are producer).:
Concept & Scorb – Dissident Factions

When have you been most satisfied in your life? Care to share one of your happiest memories?:
Play at the Universo Paralello… amazing energy!

Habits die hard. Which one word always creeps in your speech?:
believe

Knock, knock, we want to hear a good joke.:
hehee.. pull my finger!

There’s a book on the shelf. It’s your autobiography. What does the title say?:
free to live

Flash-forward in time. You are now really old. What would you tell your children/loved ones?:
do whatever makes you happy

Into the time machine again. What do you miss about being a kid?:
the purity and simplicity in all the acts

Your hobbies and other fun questions

Excessive chopping dulls the axe. Time-outs are a must. What do you do when you take time off from creating? Got any hobbies?:
watch stupid series..

What’s the last movie/T.V show you saw or book/magazine you read?:
brickleberry… so fun!

Name your all time favourite movie/show/book.:
austin powers

With all the X-men and heroes running around. Us mortals would like some powers too. What one superpower would you choose?:
fly.. and fast!

The genie comes out of the lamp and grants you one wish that will change the world. What would you wish for?:
send all the bad people corrupts and thief’s to other galaxy

Your opinions and viewpoints

Got any theories on how the universe blossomed into existence or on the rationale of life? Are we in the matrix? Did god knit a hologram?:
all start with the first sound.. the ohm.. and yes we are on a matrix

How do you connect to the spiritual side of yourself?:
meditating… making music

Your relationship with psychedelics

Creativity and psychedelics work together. Do you agree? Why/Why not?:
yes, expand your mind into a highest level, something that you could not see

Are you pro-weed culture? Why do you think the majority of the population goes against the green?:
legalize please!

Advice for the readers and fans

At the end of the ride, everyone’s looking for some form of success (tangible or not), what does success mean to you?:
Be recognised for what you do..