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FTampa is Brazil’s electronic dance music figure head. In fact let’s just say South America’s. The globetrotting, Los Angeles based, Brazilian has seen his rapid rise to the big leagues and charts continue its streak of form, with the house-heavy “Strike It Up” not an exception to this at all. In fact you get the hunch it has lifted FTampa to another level.

Already being played by Tiesto at Creamfields in the UK, Hardwell on his weekly radio show, the track has the makings and momentum to go a long way. Undoubtedly one of his best original solo works, Felipe Tampa has improved his standard of production once again.

Set to be released on Musical Freedom, “Strike It Up” takes a more progressive form than the likes of his previous records such as “That Drop” and his remix of Nervo’s “Hey Ricki”. Vocally led, the melodic forefront is underlaid with a scintillating, deeper energy that carries the track towards its euphoric progression. With the vocals originating from Black Box’s “Strike It Up“, the song carries a nostalgia of the early house music days, with iconic lyrical tracks such as “Show Me Love”, adding timeless quality to the track. Suitable for any venues peak-time, the pulsating kick-bass acts a perfect foundation for the vocal energy from the riffs, loops and harmonies that FTampa seamlessly blends with the numerous layers. In turn reflecting the development as a production artist he has experienced since he burst onto the scene.

Set for release on October 19th on Beatport, “Strike It Up” has already accumulated over 50,000 plays on Soundcloud within 24 hours, reflecting the massive appeal the young Brazilian has.

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