Borusiade: The Ransom Note Mix
Borusiade grew up in the town of Bucharest in Romania, she now resides in Berlin. In recent years she has found herself associated with the alternative sound of club music and nightlife culture and has become a member of the close knit Comeme family. At the start of February she released a five track EP for the label which incorporates her love for the clubs alongside an inspired background of classical music. It's very strong indeed. We asked her to contribute to the Ransom Note mix series and spoke to her about all things music and beyond. Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself, Who are you andwhere are you from?
I am Miruna Boruzescu aka Borusiade, I am from Bucharest, Romania.
The new EP is out on Cómeme, how did that come about?
My first contact to Cómeme was Lena Willikens who wrote me via female:pressure after I had posted a mix and a track. She invited me to play in Salon des Amateurs together with her and asked for my tracks to play them in her sets. Without a link to the first encounter, I met Avril Ceballos, the label manager from Cómeme when I was playing a set in Berlin at a Gegen party. She asked me for some demos, I sent them some stuff I did. They liked my music and decided to release it.
How would you describe your music?
To be very honest I don’t like to describe my music because I can never fit it in a genre. To me it all sums up to feelings and experiences that I transcribe in sound.
Where was the mix recorded?
In my flat in Berlin, Friedrichshain.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
In headphones walking around in a hectic city.
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix. Location, system, format?
A club where I feel at home, like Control Club in Bucharest on the tools in my tech-rider (2xTechnics SL 1210 / 2xPioneer 2000 / Pioneer DJM-900 mixer). The format, whatever comes out of the mixer…
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Broken English Club – Vacant
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
I am not a big mix listener but one I really enjoyed, that comes to my mind : Mo Probs – Pan Mix
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
I don’t really have DJ “idols”. I am more of a band-fan type of person. Still, I grew up getting a lot of inspiration from women Djs like Jennifer Cardini or Chloé. I would probably enjoy a back to back with Jennifer.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
My first DJ set up was NOT at home. I learned playing in clubs, little by little.The first club I have played in was The Web Club in Bucharest. It closed some years ago.Now I have one Technics SL 1210, another no-name vinyl player and a Pioneer DJM-250 mixer. Will get myself two CDjs this coming week. So most of my home mixes are recorded either on the players or in Traktor, digital.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
What were the first and last records you bought?
I don’t recall the first ones but most probably not clubbing music. I think it was the vinyl release of “The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream”. I love that album. The last one I bought is “Broken English Club – Suburban Hunting”.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Crunchy kale chips.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Nothing is impossible to mix into anything.
Anything else we need to discuss.
Nope. Let’s listen.
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