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[Interview] Dorfex Bos Gives an Inside Look into his Life and this Year’s Warped Horizon

The elusive man behind Dorfex Bos has recently acclaimed a newfound fame after the spectacular success of his newest collaboration with Bassnectar, “Other Worlds.”

The man behind the project, Angelo Tursi (TURSI) emerged in the scene in the the early 2000’s and is most recognizable for his signature mixture of downtempo and bass-heavy beats. The name Dorfex Bos symbolizes “a perfect union of two things that [he, Tursi] loves, nature and technology.” For this year’s New Years festivities, Angelo will join the stage with artists such as Mija and G Jones to close out an epic year at Warped Horizon.

“I picture “Dorfex” as some imaginary rural county somewhere in Britain where it’s all rolling hills and forests and “Bos” I’ve always though of as some fantasy computer language. So putting the two together creates this synergy of nature and machine which is a space I enjoy dwelling in, both mentally and physically.”

Get some more insight into the elusive producer and what is to come for this year at Warped Horizon!

It’s clear to us that you’ve been at this for a while now, and a who’s who of producers frequently mention you as an influence, who are some of your influences?

Dorfex: A Who’s Who sounds like a Dr Seuss book. Ha! My “influences” are pretty wide ranging. I listen to a lot of different genres, but recently I’ve been on a rock and jazz kick. I’m in love with this jazz group called the Kjetil Mulelid Trio. As far as electronic music goes some of my faves are Luke Vibert, Four Tet, Susumu Yakota, and Machinedrum. I’m a big fan of foot work and minimal dubstep. My favorite music takes you on a journey. I like to trance out.

Brooklyn is undoubtedly a creative nexus, can you tell us about some of your favorite parts of your home turf. Specifically, where’s the best sandwich? 

Dorfex: Brooklyn is a huge city. There’s such a diverse community of people who reside here and there’s so many food choices it can be overwhelming. I live in a predominantly Caribbean neighborhood where there’s a lot of good jerk chicken and Trinidadian roti. Unfortunately I’m not really a sandwich eater. I love me some noodles though. I eat a lot of Italian and Thai.

What is your dream collaboration? 

Dorfex: I would have loved to work with Jerry Garcia. It would have been amazing to sit in the studio with him and just record him playing guitar so that I could sample it into tracks. His guitar playing is one of my favorite things ever. On the flip side, I frequently fantasize about working with Bjork. (Hey Bjork! Hit me up!)

Your sounds have such a cinematic feel to them. What films would you say have influenced them the most? What film franchise do you see yourself scoring in the future?

Dorfex: Actually I suck at watching movies. I spend so much time making music that I forget to watch movies. I have a bucket list in my phone with hundreds of films that I need to see. But I am a huge fan of the Sopranos though. The season 2 premier montage with Sinatra’s “It Was a Very Good Year” playing is perfection and makes the hair on my arms stand up just thinking about it.

Favorite member of the Wu-tang clan?

Dorfex: I’m not going to front, I’m not really familiar enough with the Wu-Tang clan to claim a favorite member. But I lucked out and got to hang with a few of them in Denver last year when they opened up for Bassnectar. Sweet guys, good vibes.

Looking ahead to the new year, you’re already set to play the horizon afterparty in Atlanta, and on the fractal beach in Miami in early February… what else do you have planned?

Dorfex: 2018 is looking insane. I have a bunch of shows and festivals in the works that I can’t talk about yet because they haven’t been announced. I’m going to be releasing heaps of new music, including a few special collaborations. Maybe even Vol 2 of my mix series Skin Cycle (wink wink). I’m also going to have a bunch of new merch that’s in the design phase right now but is looking SICK. Stay tuned.

Speaking of this horizon afterparty, we’ve been hearing that things are going to be absolutely bonkers in Atlanta! Can you let us in on any insider info? 😉

Dorfex:

Warped Horizon is going to be RIDICULOUS. It’s literally all of my favorite producers under one roof. I heard a couple rumors about some special guests popping in. Guess we’ll have to wait and see 🙂

Check out Dorfex Warped Horizon mix and scoop your Tickets for the event can be purchased here. Use the promo code HOLIDAYBASS for %15 off all Warped Horizon tickets.

Don’t miss out on this ultimate NYE afterparty, featuring performances from G Jones, Mija, Paper Diamond, and more.

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