Roulet’s some guy called Tiago Trole. Funny name, isn’t it? Trole.
Ahead…Roulet is a 20 year old youngster from Lisbon studying Fine Arts and Multimedia at Beja University.
When and how did everything started?
Everything started in 2006, when a friend of mine “introduced me” Fruity Loops, this basic music production software. I think it was still the demo version, the FL4. I tried to do something with it but nothing came out beside a bunch of sound with no rhythm at all.
Tell us about your biggest influences.
Some of my biggest influences are feelings. I produce different songs and different styles according to my state of mind.
Who do you step forward from the Portuguese scene?
BURAKA SOM SISTEMA for sure! They’ve been proving to be an excellent band in many ways. They’re versatile; they put lots of different styles together from Kuduro to House/Techno and Hip Hop. I also have to mention Buraka’s artists individually. J WOW is an excellent example of the awesome music they do outside Buraka. Great songs full of rhythm.
What about the International panorama?
Internationally speaking, I’d mention STUPID FRESH and FOAMO, for the same reasons. Contagious songs that make you dance, either you want to or not. I’d also mention the URCHINS. They’re assaulting Uk clubs for now. They probably should start making a record and a tour soon…
How did it felt to have a remix at a Fabric compilation?
It meant a lot to me. It was my first release and it was at an international level, on a Fabric CD, one of the most influenced labels in the UK. With that I got some recognition from some international and national artists, which is great. I couldn’t thank more to Buraka for having accepted my remix and decided to put it in the compilation.
How do you define your music?
Completely crazy. It’s what I feel at the moment. It can turn out to be something aggressive as well as calm. I don’t have a proper style. I like to experience; doing my calm instrumentals, as well as a strong Kuduro/House/Techno 130/140 bpm style, based on what I feel; sometimes comes out good and sometimes doesn’t. But the final product is always the same – one song, the junction of sounds with rhythm that fit each other. My music can be heard by whoever wants to hear it. If you’ll listen to it you find out it has some interesting parts.