2019 Rewind: Barbuto


How was 2019 for you?
Christian Barbuto: 2019 went by so fast. It was a very busy year filled with some great great memories and a lot of fun.

Music-wise, I was really pleased with my collaboration on Phobiq with Kostas Maskalides as well as having started my own label, Mavic Music. It has been a real pleasure communicating with artists around the world who are so talented. I’ve worked closely with many of them on their music, and I think together we put out some great music that I have enjoyed DJing with.

I had some great parties around North America as well as Europe and Australia, but I would have to say my favorite party this year was at Techno Tuesday in Amsterdam in August. I really like that party and its laid-back atmosphere even though there are over 1,000 people on the dance floor. I also love hanging out in Amsterdam.

None at all. I just don’t have them to be honest. My only lowlights are small and pass quickly. Typically something like not getting a response I was hoping for or something small like that. Nothing major though. I try to stay positive and upbeat all the time.

Song of the year?
“Third Wave” by Wehbba on Drumcode. Oh wow, that tune is a party.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
It’s just been a little over a year since I had a hernia surgery which I was dealing with for a long time. I was not able to exercise or lift much while I was dealing with it, so I am just now starting to feel strong and healthy again. So for 2020 I am really going to focus on exercise and plant based nutrition as well as having a positive mindset. You get what you think about whether you want it or not so only think good thoughts!

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