Stepping up, stepping in, we have the one and only Italian man living in Spain who makes music. I mean, that's probably a lie, there's probably a few, but none of them do it quite like Ransom Note family member Bawrut. 'Ciquita' has gone down rather well having been supported by the likes of Optimo, Jackmaster and beyond...
We caught up with our friend for a dear chat and a mix in contribution to the Ransom Note mix series. Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Did you have any idea ciquita would strike a chord with so many people? Everyone from Jackmaster to Alfredo!
Why did you send us the track?
Did you find Ransom Note a welcoming family?
No absolutely. Music is not an everyday struggle but in 10 years experience in this world I met a lot of people and it’s like swimming in the Australian seas: great places and beaches, wonderful wildness but tons of sharks ready to bite you. We aren’t best pals but the family gave me a strong impression, maybe because I brought with me 500 grams of Jamon Serrano de Bellota!
Where was the mix recorded?
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
What should we be wearing?
This mix is a journey into the Bawrut / Silencio sound, like when you visit a city full of museums and places to watch is strictly suggested wear comfortable shoes.
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Which track in the mix is your current favorite?
I'd rather put some forthcoming remixes/tracks I did than “all time favorites”. Anyway Routa and Rumba are two unreleased tracks I always play in my set.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
A young Larry Levan nowadays. Could be great see how he could reacts with the contemporary music and see if it goes disco and house or maybe trap, EDM or whatever…
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
What were the first and last records you bought?
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
I like to cook and i really love the mediterrean cooking like the libanese, greek and italian but when we was 20 we used to go to Slovenia and we used to buy this super sour jellies. Our favorite was the Trolli’s Apple O’s. Why? It’s not a mystery, this is acid man!
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Upcoming in the world of Bawrut...
Do you love Ransom Note as much as we love you?
What is a Ciquita?
Anything else we need to discuss?
Follow Bawrut on Facebook HERE.
Go see him DJ in our wonderful city without a Tory Mayor any longer at Suspiciously Delicious 001 next weekend here.