Being one of the hottest new artists, since 2010, FTampa has been producing original and remixed tracks and becoming recognized worldwide. FTampa's breakthrough began when Hardwell played his track "Kick It Hard" during Tomorrowland in 2013. "It was a turning point for my career, I will be forever thankful for this moment," FTampa explained of the recognition.

Reigning from the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, music has been a passion of FTampa's since the young age of 13. "F is from "Felipe" my first name and Tampa means lid in Portuguese, people would call me that because I am very short." His production skills that he has developed over the years has earned him recognition among the world's top EDM artists. He first became licensed for Playstation and Xbox for some of his original tracks.

With top hits such as "5 Days", "Falcon", and "Kismet" released on record labels including Spinnin' and Revealed Recordings, FTampa has worked his way to #7 onto Beatport's Top 10 list of Progressive House. We asked FTampa how he feels about the opportunity he has, getting to work with Spinnin' Records and so many other artists. His response? "It's amazing, it was always my goal to release on the best electronic record labels and here we are! Couldn't be happier."

Receiving worldwide recognition from big-time artists in the game such as Hardwell, Martin Garri, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sander Van Doorn, Chuckie, Fedde Le Grand - among many others, FTampa is an incredibly talented new artist. But we asked FTampa what artist he would collab with, if he ever got the chance to choose. "If I could collab with any artist, it would be Skrillex." And what artist has he revealed as one of his favorites, "I am really into the 24hours set of Jack U," he explained.

Traveling around the world and playing at multiple festivals in the United States, Australia, and even selling out in Brazil, FTampa has one event that really stood out for him.

"I really love a lot of shows I've done but Lollapalooza Brazil was an amazing experience." FTampa is sure to leave his mark on the EDM realm of music, so look for more to come in the future from this artist on the rise!

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AUTHOR CREDIT: ALEXANDRA SHAFRAN

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