SPOTLIGHT: ALBANO BASTONERO
Published July 28, 2022
The ever interesting Danish scene for electronic music is thriving because of passion and dedication from all its various actors: artists, promoters, crews, audience, venues etc. Albano Bastonero has definitely caught our attention with his great skills and presence in the DJ booth. Take a minute to get to know this rising talent just a little better.
How are you in this moment of time?
Hi, Good afternoon! I’m felling really good, 100% focused on the music and also enjoying this long-awaited Danish summer.
Where is your musical (producing or DJing) focus at the moment?
I’m focused on both, I experience them as complimentary. Learning about production stuff gives me a better understanding about the art of djing, and I really like to try some of my own productions in my sets. It’s almost impossible to split one from the other.
What motivates you to work with electronic music?
With electronic music I’ve felt an attachment since my adolescence. In a tough period of my life I found therapy in it. Since then I felt a certain connection, and I always turn to it. In good or sad moments. Today it’s my big passion.
What are the essential qualities that make a good musician?
I think that the desire to learn and not giving up are fundamentals. Talent helps but it’s not enough to stand the time. Patience and confidence about what we do is also very important.
Tell us about your inspirations and influences as a musican?
Without a doubt, Hernan Cattaneo is a big inspiration since he has a lot of experience in the scene. He also has a lot of generosity to share. Another big producer that I really admire is Kevin Di Serna, not only for his incredible music, also because of his humanity.
Which musician would you like to collaborate with next?
The ones that I mentioned earlier, also I would add Fernando Ferreyra, Joan Retamero and Ignacio Berardi.
Being from Argentina where the electronic music scene is huge, how do you experience the scene here in Denmark?
Denmark was a big surpise to me. Even though I knew about Culture Box as the most important club in the Scandinavian scene, I didn’t know that here are a lot of people who love Progressive and Organic House. I think that the work of Tim Andresen in this city during the last years has paved the way for us, the artists, who have just arrived. That there’s already a space in the scene for us is very comforting. Personally I’m super glad and grateful to keep nourishing the Danish public with my sounds.
You’ve already played some memorable nights at Culture Box e.g. What Happens’ 15th Birthday back in March 2022. What’s your hopes and dreams for the future?
My presence through Culture Box absolutely gave me a good visibility and I’m very grateful for that. I have been working on an important project for years in Argentina and I will materialise it in a while here in Copenhagen, but I still can’t talk about it. I’m so excited about sharing it with you soon.
Do you have any good advice for Culture Box in regards to the future of electronic music in Denmark?
About Culture Box I just have grateful words to say, because of the trust and the professional way of how you are with me. I hope to keep sharing lots of nights with you in the future! See you next time.