Panamanian DJ Gian Varela is excited to unleash his festival-ready peak time banger BOUNCE TO MY FACE.
This release has a rich history preceding it. From touring with the world’s most famous DJs and curating his own festivals, to topping the pop charts in his native Panama: he is an artist devoted to lift people up with his art.
The son of two parents with strong ties to the entertainment industry, it was inevitable young Gian would explore a similar career as well. Starting professionally as a DJ at the age of 15, before long he was the opening act for DJ Tiesto. Later on he toured the entire American continent with the biggest stars of dance music such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Axwell Ingrosso, Chuckie, Paul Oakenfold and many more.
Gian Varela Interview
Tell us about BTMF (Bounce to my face). How did you come up with this idea for this song?
I was looking to create something bouncy with this lead i made. Picturing a production that could sound like a carnival track from back home. Once I got to work on it the idea just flowed naturally! Then when I got to the break part I wanted to do something different, something that could resemble a keyboard solo. That also came out pretty naturally!
What Inspired you to make this?
Well, my main inspiration was panamanian carnivals, you have song which are 140 ppm very similar to the soca carnival track. I wanted a fast beat with a very jumpy/carribean sense to it.
How did you begin producing electronic dance music?
I was 16 and studying in a boarding school where a lot of my American friends were producing in their dorm rooms. I started taking classes and doing the same and experimenting!
Do you have a favorite VST plugin or instrument to use?
I definitely love Serum. and i’ve also been learning about the omnisphere!
What can we expect from you next year?
You should be seeing me perform across the latin continent and keep on releasing many more festival records. Alongside my spanish, more commercial tracks.