Bufi: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix


Hailing from the burgeoning Mexican electronic and slo-mo acid scene, Bufi is the solo project of Mateo Gonzalez. With releases on Duro, Electrique Music and Sicario, his debut LP 'Revelación' is released next week. With a classical music background mixed with a love for synths and drum machines, his sets mix up disco, techno and the slow chunky acid that the region is becoming home too. Here's a mix he's recorded for us, and he answers a few questions, just so you can get to know him a little better.


You’re pretty new on our radar, fancy telling us a little bit about yourself:

Please introduce yourself… 

My name is Mateo Diego González Bufi

Who are you: 

I’m a classically trained musician that decided to quit counterpoint and harmony courses and replace them with rave and synth madness.

Where are you: 

I’m in Mexico City

What are you: 

A humble, tiny little box full of surprises. 

Where was the mix recorded?

In my rooftop, in the service room (we use that in Mexico), where I currently have my studio.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

I always recommend to listen to music in the car. Full volume, one person at a time. If not possible please try to have a muffin and sit on the couch while listening to it.

What should we be wearing?

Definitely underwear.

What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format.

Live mixes usually have a special charm. I would choose some beach, probably in Mexico. Not exactly ON the beach, but nearby. All Pioneer equipment, small venue, no more than 100 people.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Hard to choose one. There are a couple of unreleased tracks from Bufi that I’m currently very fond of at the middle of the mix. I also took some time to do an edit of a 80’s House Jam tune specially for this mix, near the end.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

I’m afraid this is the one.

If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?

I think it’s all matter of who you would be confortable with. Old school DJ’s and legends would intimidate me, for sure, so I would probably do a terrible job. On the other hand, I like how TEED goes all over the place with no regrets, jumping between different styles in a short time, always keeping it fun and steady. It would be a good b2b for sure.

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

The thing is I never had a DJ setup at home. I learnt to play "on the fly”; first at my friend (and label partner) Moises place and then at parties. He had a mixer, just that. We had to use a couple of Discmans as CD players, so 100% no beatmatching parties. Then he upgraded to turntables and a couple of CDJ100. There we could flow like dolphins.

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

Both. One thing I learnt in school was that the beginning and the end are the most important things in a concert, and I always try to apply it.

What were the first and last records you bought?

First: Nirvana – Nevermind
Last: Decada2 – Música Electrónica

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Something made of berries, like a raspberry cake.

If it was an animal what would it be?

A mountain cat.

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything…

A few years ago I used to mix Poison Lips by Vitalic into my mixes and it always was a big fail. I like the track a lot, but it always was too intense for my sets.

Upcoming in the world of Bufi?

“Revelación”, my second album is coming out November 4th via Discotexas / Duro

Anything else we need to discuss.

Say no to racism. 

Follow Bufi on Facebook HERE.

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