Getting To Know… Buranello

Getting To Know… Buranello

f: Hi Buranello, it’s a pleasure to chat with you today. How are you?

Buranello: Hey Feeder Mag, I am doing well!

f: Please tell us a little about where you’re from and how you first got into making music.

Buranello: I am from a small place called Maresias on the north coast of São Paulo. Growing up in this beautiful beach town where surfing, nature, and electronic music converge, it was natural for me to get involved with surfing and music. Before diving into the music world, I competed in many surfing contests. Before every competition, I would listen to music, especially electronic music. It always fascinated me how certain songs can alter our mood; for me, it was a way of getting into a competitive and focused state of mind. This interaction with music sparked a curiosity and fascination, leading me to explore production and music in general.

f: Who are your biggest influences?

Buranello: I would say my biggest influences are John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, and Nick Warren. I admire not only their musical style but also their stories. They have stayed true to themselves and continue to give their best even after all these years.

f: How would you describe your sound?

Buranello: My sound is a reflection of my feelings. I don’t like to be confined to one specific style. I value the blend of organic and synthetic sounds in my productions.

f: Which came first for you, DJing or songwriting and production?

Buranello: DJing came first for me.

f: What was your first release?

Buranello: My first release was Dark Sky, by 4MZK Records back in 2022. 

f: Which of your own tracks was the biggest labour of love to create/personal favourite?

Buranello: I believe ‘Life in the Sky’ on 4MZK Records takes that spot. I went a bit out of my usual spectrum on that one. 

f: Your new single release, ‘Marika,’ has just landed on David Morales’ DIRIDIM label. What can we expect to hear?

Buranello: You can expect to hear a hypnotic and infectious progressive groove on Marika. It is a very expressive track that represents my own vision of the genre.

f: What does ‘Marika’ mean?

Buranello: ‘Marika’ has many meanings depending on the cultural context. Overall, it is a name that embraces unconditional self-acceptance.

f: How did you link up with David Morales and get the track signed?

Buranello: David listened to my track through an online summit by Mixmasters, where producers could send demos to different artists for feedback. He really liked ‘Marika’ and decided to sign it. In May, I had the opportunity to take part in a one-week production retreat in Ibiza with David Morales, Josh Wink, Marshall Jefferson, and Funk D’Void, where we met in person for the first time. From there, we established a good connection. 

f: How do you typically go about creating a new track?

Buranello: My creative process varies. I tend not to go into the studio and force myself to create something good. Sometimes I start with making drum grooves; other times I just make melodies. If something sounds good and inspires me, I keep evolving the idea. There are also times when I have something in my head and transfer it to the DAW.

f: What piece of studio kit is crucial for the Buranello sound?

Buranello: My keyboard is my best companion. As for plugins, Diva by U-HE and Pigments 5 by Arturia are always present in my productions.

f: And what can we expect from a Buranello DJ set?

Buranello: The Buranello DJ set is very versatile. You can expect the unexpected throughout a great musical journey.

f: Have you any plans to play in Europe this year?

Buranello: I spent the first few months of this year in Europe, focusing on improving my production and seeking different inspirations. In the meantime, I had the opportunity to connect with people in the industry. I hope to be back soon and behind the decks.

f: What’s the best DJ set you’ve experienced recently?

Buranello: John Digweed live from XOYO London.

f: Who are your top 5 current producers?

Buranello: Oliver Koletzki, Passenger 10, Super Flu, Hernan Cattaneo, and Nick Warren.

f: What else have you got coming up that you can tell us about?

Buranello: There is a really special song coming out in August. It’s a collaboration with a very talented singer from the Netherlands. Different from what I usually release, but full of my own emotions.

‘Marika’ is out now on Beatport promo / Full release July 5th 2024 on DIRIDIM Records.

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