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KOALA alias Felippe Camargo aka Koala is a DJ, drummer and music producer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Born in 1986, he started studying musical theory and playing drums since eleven years old at the Villa Lobos conservatory. During his young hood, he used to listen so much rock and its sub genres such as Indie, Post-Rock and Hardcore. He had an Experimental/Rock band for about 6 years. Since this period, Felippe always has been interested in looking for new horizons in the music and go deep into the discography/history of the bands he liked. When he was about 17 years old, he was a little bit more mature and discovered that there was another world besides rock'n roll. So he plunged deep into different dimensions of music. It was when he found himself in some of the sub genres of electronic music such as Lounge, Downtempo, Trip-Hop, Nujaz z , Hous e, Deep Hous e and Techno. At that moment, he started to listen artists like Lemongrass, Sven Van Hees,T he Timewriter, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Frankman, Moodorama, T hievery Corporation, Groove Armada, St.Germain and much more.Always passioned to make researches focused on the artists performances, history, discography and their partnership-labels, Felippe started to hear and support many different artists of the e-music since his seventeen's. When he was about 20 (on the beginning of 2006), he bought an equipment to learn how to play as a DJ. At that moment, he started to create a lot of Chill Out and Deep House sets with all the electronic music tracks he had bought during long years of researches. So he started to mix the tracks from those classic artists with new ones that were coming up such as Monodeluxe, Nor Elle, Baby Mammoth, Defloristics, Monte La Rue, Da Funk, Pete Moss, Kevin Yost, Tosca, Quantic, Jens Buchert and much more. It was also when he discovered that his favorite music styles to play and listen were deep house and chill out. During the next few years, he played some DJ sets in many clubs of Sao Paulo such as Vegas, Hot Hot, Puri Bar, Tostex, A Loca, Livraria da Esquina, Syndikat Jazz Bar and more.In 2010, he was with a lot of ideas and background to produce his own music and started to learn how to work with music production softwares. In this year, he created an independent project called Koala with his friend André Arnoni. The initial idea was to produce chill out bases and mix them with some electric guitars. When André Arnoni left the project on the earlies 2011, Felippe adapted the project without André's guitars. So, he decided to explore much more the electronic music world and lead the project to another phase. It was when he started to work on a variety of BPM's and moods - from Lounge to House. At that moment, he discovered that he wanted to make music for different kinds of dancefloors - not only to chill -, so he tried to put much groove in his songs and arranges even if the BPM was low. In the middle of 2012, Felippe had already reached many releases on the digital market supported by labels such as Parasol Phonotheque, Blackfish Productions, DeepClass Records, KJU Germany and VoyageINC Records. By the end of the same year, he decided to direct his project Koala also to underground Deep House music and lead his productions into a new era for the year 2013. From this moment until now, he is sparing his time to work hard on a plenty of new Deep House tunes, and also producing many Downtempo/Trip-Hop to release a new Chill Out album.Always tuned to the tendencies in the electronic music world, Felippe never stopped looking for new artists and songs. Over the last five years, he started to support a new list of very talented artists such as Addex, Fer Ferrari, The Messenger, Onur Ozman, Dirty Culture, Aki Bergen, Mastercris, Rishi K, Big Al, Kruse & Nuernberg, Soul Minority, Markus Homm, Mihai Popoviciu, Magillian, Openzone Bar, Blue Wave, Kira Neris, The Sura Quintet, Don GordaProject, De Charme, Man In A Room and much more.During these six years playing and spreading his mood in clubs and parties, Felippe had the opportunity to make some DJ sets in clubs such as D-Edge, Vegas, Hot Hot, Lab, 3P4, Cafe Journal, Squat Bar, 00 São Paulo, Tostex, Greenhouse Granja Viana and more. Nowadays, it is possible to find his releases in many different labels around the world, such as Hush Recordz(Portugal), Soul Industries (Romania), Galvanic (Germany), KJU (Germany), Tronic Soundz (Germany), Parasol Phonotheque (Germany), Blackfish Productions (Germany), Deep Site Recordings (England), Dimentique (England), DeepClass Records (Spain/Argentina), Votan Records (Brazil), and Voyage Inc Records (Brazil).

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