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DT696 – Javi Bora


Javi Bora graced the best clubs and festivals in cities such as Ibiza, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Sydney, Barcelona, Santiago de Chile, Moscow, Singapore and other corners of the world. As well as several times at the world-renown elrow, Luciano’s very own Vagabundos events and Kompakt Records parties. Bora brings rhythm and groove wherever he goes.

Javi Bora has gained respect and recognition as one of Ibiza’s best resident DJs over the years. Nominated three times as Best Artist of the Year at the Vicious Music Awards. Javi Bora’s musical passion and background beginning in his childhood certify him as one of the most interesting, unique and talented DJs based in Spain. His deep house and techno-house sets cleverly reflect his life influences from funky, Latin, Jazz to African music. He tells a history and takes you on a journey in his sets and adding a unique special vibe.

His productions, carefully balanced between classy House and groovy Tech House have earned the support and admiration of international first-class artists such as Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier, Mark Farina, Loco Dice, DJ Spen, Steve Lawler, Roger Sanchez, Groove Armada, DJ Sneak, Jimpster, Nic Fanciulli, Phil Weeks or JohnDigweed to name a few, and included him in top-notch projects such as Richie Hawtin’s ENTER compilation. Receiving world-class recognition, it’s no wonder then that his work has been released under industry-leading labels like VIVa MUSiC, Defected, Suara, Robsoul, elrow Music, Stereo Productions, Glasgow Underground, Do Not Sleep… Javi Bora is the label owner of Too Many Rules, one of the house music labels of the moment. Releasing tracks from key DJs Roger Sanchez, Groove Armada and DJ Sneak to name a few. On next months he will release his new productions with remixes from Todd Terry and Roger Sanchez.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
This is my sound, Too Many Rules sound! House Music with a lot of groove!

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Very difficult question since I love all these tracks! If I had to choose one … I would say “Cavi – F The Disco” although I also love my track “Our Destiny” lol 🙂

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It’s made with a lot of love… Also, it contains plenty of unreleased tracks from my label Too Many Rules.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? Without a doubt, it was the last gig I did before the quarantine! It was in Medellin (Colombia), an incredible festival called Origenes. Was massive and there was really special energy from the Colombians. I was sharing DJ both with Marco Carola and other great DJs and the soundsystem was huge! It was a really good event!

What have you got coming up?
I’ve just finished a collaboration track with Roger Sanchez that will be released soon. On June 2nd my new remix for Chus & Ceballos y Mele will be released by Stereo Productions. At the end of June, I will release a powerful EP on my label Too Many Rules. Also, I’m remixing Dario D ‘Attis. As for gigs and tours, you already know how is the situation right now. I’m waiting for all the postponed gigs to reactivate them.

I have upcoming tours in USA/Canada and in South America, gigs in Spain, England and other places. The truth is that I can’t wait to play again! Besides all this is all the work with my label Too Many Rules. We have just released a huge EP by the legend DJ Sneak that is working a lot and very good things are coming on the label.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Just enjoy life even if we are going through this situation. Every day is a beautiful day to spend with people you love and to enjoy things you like.


01 - Mo'Funk - Lovestoners (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules 
02 - Jade Cox - Realise (Original Mix) - Robsoul Recordings
03 - Alex M (Italy) - Love (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
04 - Mood II Swing - Call Me (Moody Dub) - Earth Moon and Sun
05 - Carlos Sanchez - Even Easier (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
06 - Morgan Seatree - Positivity (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
07 - The Mekanism - Bless (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
08 - Blazout - Station (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
09 - Brokenears - Discone (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
10 - Javi Bora - Our Destiny (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
11 - Vasi Medley - Out Of Africa (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
12 - Vibe Killers - Zanzibar (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
13 - Adryiano - Want U 2 Feel (Original Mix) - Shall Not Fade
14 - DJ Sneak - Stars (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules
15 - Javi Bora, Le Vinyl - Silicon Valley (Original Mix) - Catwash Records + Acapella
16 - Elliot Fitch - YAH (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules 
17 - Roger Sanchez, Saliva Commandos - Scorpion (The Ghetto) (Javi Bora Remix) - Stealth Records
18 - Cavi - F The Disco (Original Mix) - Too Many Rules

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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