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Vanell


Read the Vanell Interview below and share it on social media.


Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


Hello everyone, my name is Borna Mahovli? a.k.a Vanell.
I am a 24-year-old producer and DJ from Croatia, currently residing in Den Haag, Netherlands.
My Vanell project was started simply because of my love for music about 2,5 years ago. Before I actually started this project, I was mostly focused on DJing. This period taught me a lot about being different and bringing something else for the crowd. After some time, I decided to start my own productions. Throughout last 2 years, I played in countries such as Croatia, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Lithuania. As I was always surrounded by various music genres while being a sound engineer for numerous artists on primarily live events and attending music school, it severely influenced my decision to start making my own music. In 2015 I moved to the Hague and since I was pushing boundaries of my musical activities in performances, technical productions & musical production. The Hague was the place where I performed for the first time with this alias and continued on with my mission to deliver good quality music for everyone. While being a resident for Happening Events and Onis Sound Collective, I performed in various venues throughout Europe while sharing line-ups with big names such as Marco Bailey, Wehbba, Manuel de la Mare, Third Son, Juliet Fox, Vonda7, Rich Wakley and many more.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


After some time, I managed to define my own style which is influenced by my previous experiences and love for Deep, Melodic, Minimalistic, Groovy Techno and Tech-House music. I was always a fan of making a fusion of sounds from genres such as Trance, Techno, Progressive and Classical music. One of the first tracks I have ever made is Mesmerized which you can listen and download for free from my Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/vanell-2/vanell-mesmerized-original-mix.
Since I released the track, I primarily focused on producing rather than Djing. Usually, the artists I listen to are the biggest influences in my productions. These artists are Boris Brejcha, Guy J, N'to, Khen, Patrice Baumel and many more. This is why I also decided to start making various different styles of music in order to grasp the full spectrum of what I want to provide for any type of a crowd.


What´s new right now?


2018 is a big year for me because I have a plan to start releasing my music. At this moment, I have around 25 tracks ready to be mastered and released. On the other hand, as I am constantly pushing myself to put more and more time into production, I have around 150 tunes in the making at the moment. I personally cannot wait to get my music out and keep pushing the boundaries of electronic music in any sort of way, whether it is production or DJing.

Recently I started my Instagram account where you are able to follow my journey as an artist https://www.instagram.com/vanell_music/
Besides that, you can also visit my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vanellmusic/

Thank you,
Vanell

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?



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What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?



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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?


For now, most of the gigs I get are due to my extensive network.


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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?


I am constantly uploading content on my social media channels. Also, I am in touch with other professionals from the industry.


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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?


My biggest challenge at the moment is planning. I am also a student and work in many different companies so I dont have too much time for making music. Also, I have a problem with finishing my music.


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How do you personally discover new music?


Through channels such as Youtube, Soundcloud and listening to sets from other artists.


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?



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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?


JUST MAKE MUSIC EVERY SINGLE DAY. Literally!!! I can see that with my productions. Im constantly pushing myself to produce more and more which has taught me a lot about production simply through practicing.


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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?


Dont overthink and change a lot within your track!!!


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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


Release music and extend my network in the electronic music environment revolving djs and events.s


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https://soundcloud.com/vanell-2

https://www.facebook.com/vanellmusic/

https://www.instagram.com/vanell_music/

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