Domenick Filopel and Bo Pedric, better known as the progressive house-producing beasts, Filo & Peri, are about to shred the decks of Exchange LA up THIS FRIDAY, December 7th, as they take charge and show the Los Angeles crowd what it means to be a sensational international DJing duo. Producing hit after hit such as “The Anthem,” "This Night,” and the latest monster hit, “Fading,” the energy, excitement, and versatility of genres that Filo & Peri bring to their live performance is one of their strongest attributes as producers.
With support from Dada Life, Swedish House Mafia, Kaskade, and a slew of other top producers, the duo is clearly a force to be reckoned with. Forming their own record label, “Lights N Loaded Recordings,” they continually release best selling records and provide electronic dance music enthusiasts a plethora of quality tracks to sooth their ears.
INTO THE AM recenetly had the opportunity to interview Filopel and Pedric, and this is what they had to say:
ITAM: Describe your sound in 3 words.
F & P: Not. Gangnam. Style.
ITAM: If you could play back to back on the decks with anyone, who would it be and why?
F & P: We were signed by Armin Van Buuren when we were 18-years-old. That was ten years ago. We’ve been very fortunate to play with some of the legends even when we were very young. Today there’s even more amazing artists shaping the industry – guys like Zedd, Deniz Koyu, Porter Robinson, Hardwell, etc. We had our first #1 Dance Billboard Hit when we were 24. Some of these guys are going to be leading the entire industry at even younger ages – some of them already are.
ITAM: What do you love about playing to the Los Angeles crowd?
F& P: LA drives music and always has. When we were first starting there were very few American DJs playing dance music, and LA was one of the few cities that embraced the genre. When we play in LA… it’s like we’re coming home.
ITAM: What’s coming up for Filo & Peri in the future?
F & P:It’s not what you’d expect… Ask us a few more questions, keep reading, and we’ll tell you…
ITAM: You recently released a track titled “Fading,” what inspired you to create this track?
F & P: “Fading” plays homage to our roots in dance music. We’ve always felt that we’ve been known for our vocal tracks: “Anthem,” This Night,” etc. We had put out a few instrumentals in the past year, but we thought it was important for us to go back to our roots with “Fading” and were extremely humbled when we saw our amazing fans push it to top-50 on Beatport.
ITAM:You guys are known as progressive house DJs, however if you could dip into another genre of electronic music what would it be and why?
F & P: The terms “progressive,” and “electro,” are very new in many ways. Back when we started on Armada it was just called “dance.” But if we had to choose a genre aside from “dance” to dive into – we’re from NY, and like LA, we grew up loving hip-hop in the 90s.
ITAM: Being professors at both NYU and Fordham University, what is like to teach about a genre of music that is always developing and transforming?
F & P: Teaching music is very different than teaching chemistry, math, or a foreign language. A lesson in music could be entirely different from one month to the next. It’s always different, so it keeps it exciting. Plus, living through these changes gives us an intimate perspective that a textbook might not have. The more we can teach and educate the future musicians – the happier we are.
ITAM: What has been one of the most memorable shows you have performed at and why?
F & P: Playing Ministry of Sound on their 20th Anniversary was a great honor, but also the intimate shows with our fans. It doesn’t need to be a 100,000 person festival to be memorable. This Friday at Exchange will give us that connection in a great setting with our fans. That’s what we love.
ITAM: What festival do you aspire to play at?
F & P: We’ve been very lucky in our careers to play some great festivals. Some of our favorite festival performances were at EDC and Nocturnal Wonderland. We suppose if Insomniac comes up with a new festival to somehow top those, we’d love to play that too!
ITAM: Tell the INTO THE AM audience something no one knows about Filo and Peri!
F & P:This Friday at Exchange LA will be one of our last shows as Filo & Peri. We’ve had a great 10-year career, and there’s more to come, but this Friday will be particularly special for us. Stay tuned.
Make sure to check out Filo & Peri when they hit the decks for one last time at Exchange LA this Friday December 7th!