Cityburn: trust your music

We are happy to welcome our next guest, Cityburn!

Cityburn is the new project by the duo Shigaki and Marzzano founders of Taturana Records, DJs and established producers from the countryside of São Paulo State. Inspired by the sounds of Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk, the project took its first steps recently when the connection with tech house and house music became stronger.

We invited the duo for a chat to find our more about their new EP "Arise" out via Area Verde. Enjoy!
Hello guys and thanks for taking the time to chat to us. How has 2023 been for you so far? Any highlights?
— Hi guys, thank you for the invite.

2023 has been a very cool year for us, mainly in the positioning of Cityburn, although we are old producers, the project is new, soon as we created it, we entered the pandemic, and only now things are taking the direction we wanted for us. We opened this year with some great Gigs, important releases, by renowned labels, and feedbacks and supports from artists that we are big fans here in Brazil.
What music (or artists) have played the biggest role in shaping you as artists over the years?
— There are many artists and many different genres, we are addicted to music.

But to name a few we go from Seven Vath to Jamie Jones to Solomun, we love Camelphat, Mary Mesk and we can guarantee that each of these artists contribute a lot to our inspiration.
We are pleased to be chatting with you following the release of your joint EP with Pernambuco (BR), 'Arise', on Area Verde. Congrats to you on this! How does it feel to see it released on Area Verde?
— For us it is an honor to chat with you, and to talk more about our EP at Area Verde. We have always followed the label closely, it was one of our goals to join the team, we were very impressed with the organization and support that the label gives to the artist, we believe that a beautiful work will come out of this partnership, and who knows others too.
What was the inspiration behind the EP?
— The inspiration was easy, whenever we get together with Pernambuco (BR) in the studio to produce the ideas flow very well.

When we are together in the studio, we like to create as an Jam Sessions style, play some synth here, mess with some drums there, and we put our ideas together, and then sculpt what we really think is strongest.

The songs came out when we let the influences of both projects communicate.

The production flowed so well that we finished the songs in two 5-hour sessions.
And how do you usually approach creating your music? Do you have a set process?
— Usually yes, when we are producing only us, Cityburn, we always like to look for the Hook first, a theme, a vocal, something that can be the light of our music, and then create everything around it, drums, melodies and harmonies.

But in this case, this EP in specific, we were free, whatever ideas we had came up with we would throw them into the project, and only afterwards we would dry them out.
If you could choose one phrase to describe your daily motivation, what would it be?
— Work hard. Believe in yourself. Trust your music. Be original.
Finally, do you have any other projects coming up soon that you'd like to share with us?
— Yes, we are really enjoying the musical and visual identity of Cityburn, we have a lot of new stuff coming. And we have some Techno releases in our other project, Technocratia, to share with the world.