101 with Flaneur

Dino Bosak is a real person hidden behind Flaneur moniker which is a French word for someone who strolls around aimlessly but enjoyable, observing life and it’s surroundings. It’s a description that perfectly describes this Zagreb based DJ and his musical environment. Being relatively short in the game, only 2 years, Flaneur already had the chance to play in most of Croatian capital city's popular underground clubs, such as Masters, Funk Club and ex Sirup.

From 2016 onwards, Dino started working on a special project alongside his best friend Full Ferry which resulted in a new clubbing night called Vibra (Croatian for Vibe) which instantly became known between the clubbers for its decorations, visuals, positive vibe and great music. We've invited Flaneur to share some insights from his young music career in our latest 101 article.

What was the funniest / most bizarre request you’ve ever had while playing?

I was playing at a home party and this guy came and started talking how he loves techno music, and could I play The Prodigy - Firestarter for him.

Can you describe your studio setup for us?

Maybe in the future, I’m not that into producing right now. From DJ equipment I have my brothers old Traktor S4, Gemini turntable and that’s about it. I’ll be looking to invest in some players in the future though.

Could you tell us the story about your first gig?

Sure. It was at a little hostel that also held parties at the time. A friend of mine invited me to play a warmup, and it got out of control, I remember holding my laptop most of the time as I was afraid of it falling down to the ground.

Name three artists that currently inspire you.

John Talabot, Grant and James Dexter.

Recall the worst experience of ‘killing the vibe’ in the club.

I’ve learned this the harder way - never ever listen someone else’s suggestion for the next track. It will kill the vibe in you, and consequently the vibe in the club.

What do you do before and after your set?

I’m aiming to listen as many times as possible the tracks I’ve prepared and memorize their energy and flow. I also tend not to download any new music on the day I’m having a set. After the set – I’ll just say I’m my own worst critic. It didn’t happen once that even if the crowd was pleased, I still wasn’t satisfied with how it went. The only way to learn and get better is from your own mistakes, and music selection is not an exception.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

I didn’t have lousy jobs, fortunately.

What are your favourite labels at the moment?

Hivern Discs, Lobster Theremin, Inermu, Keinemusik, Freerange, Crosstown Rebels.

Imagine a cold winter, a fireplace and two glasses of wine—what song would you play?

John Coltrane - In a Sentimental Mood

Last but not least. What's the best advice you've ever received?

“Move more during your sets, show some passion for the music.”

By Saša, edited on 14 June 2018