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DT816 – Fran Bortolossi


The south is the perfect place for fans of electronic music in Brazil. The culture of clubs and festivals has developed tremendously throughout the last decade and Fran Bortolossi stands out as one of the main characters responsible for this growth, as well as one of its most talented artists.

Francisco began playing in 2006 in the region known as Serra Gaucha, after growing up surrounded by music: his mother is a pianist and has been a major influence in Fran’s understanding of his great passion.

In 2009, the DJ started to promote and DJ in parties dedicated to the music he and his friends were into, and this is how COLOURS was born, nowadays a label party of major importance, which has held close to 100 editions within the limits of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.

In addition to the events that made him acknowledged by the peers in his country, Fran’s talent is also seen as a DJ: his residence of more than five years at the Havana club in Caxias do Sul has given him experience that led his to play in major festivals such as Tomorrowland Brasil, parties during the Off Sónar and Amsterdam Dance Event, as well as clubs like D-Edge, Warung and Club Vibe (in Brazil) as well as Crobar (Arg) and Ritter Butzke (Ger).

As a music producer, Fran has released music on labels such as LouLou Records, Warung Recordings, Get Physical, Seres Produções, Bunny Tiger and on his own label together with Kolombo, Otherwise Records. From event production to music making, Fran Bortolossi’s name is instantly related to talent and commitment to the Brazilian electronic music scene.

Today, he joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
It was recorded live at my event this past weekend.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
This ones I’m playing the most its Tony Touch – Apaga La Luz (Pablo Fierro Raw Mix)

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I think its cause was recorded live, playing from 1 till 2:30am. Trying to make a good night with fun and joy for everyone in the room.

Tell us about your next EP?
I just released an EP with 3 tracks into our label Otherwise Records called Hieroglyphics. Please check it out.

What have you got coming up?
I have two remixes coming out in January / February. One for Fabrice Lig and the other one for Slurm.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I hope you enjoy this mix, and with you a great 2023 full of music and fun.


1 – LondonGround – Natural Light (Original Mix)
2 – Taavi Tuisk – Incroyable (Mihai Popoviciu Remix)
3 – Milion – Bash You (Original Mix)
4 – Alex Dittrich – Chemical Chords (Original Mix)
5 – Burnski – Trigger (Original Mix)
6 – Reboot – Bako (Original Mix)
7 – Tony Touch – Apaga La Luz (Pablo Fierro Raw Mix)
8 – Manu Desrets – Chori Chori (Edit)
9 – Chloé Caillet – NYWTF feat. Mikhail Beltran (Extended)
10 – Defex, blondewearingblack – We Are The Beat (Maxinne Remix)
11 – Harvy Valencia – Moviendo El Tarro (Original Mix)
12 – Daan Steenman, Rooléh – Remember I (Original Mix)
13 – K’Alexi Shelby – Groove With Us (Original Mix)
14 – Martin Moncada – Know Me (Anton C Remix)
15 – KH – Looking At Your Pager (Chris Lake Remix – Extended)
16 – The Glimmers – U Rocked My World (Pete Herbert & Tristan da Cunha Remix) (2022 Remaster)
17 – David Aurel – Hanging Around (Original Mix)
18 – Roland Clark – I Get Deep (Rework Anyway Remix)

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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