Born in Santiago, Chile, Andre Butano originally came from the world of gastronomy. As we all know, the worlds of food and music are tightly intertwined. This meant that, as he was working as a chef for some of Santiago’s finest restaurants he began cultivating a deep love for music and sound.
Initially inspired by artists such as Depeche Mode, New Order, Orbital and Kraftwerk, his palate quickly evolved. Now Andre admires producers like Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Kevin Jost, Brett Johnson, and Dj Sneak among many others.
Butano quickly established himself as a talent of Chile’s underground house scene. His style was very much appreciated as his sets were always directed towards groovy house and tech-house sounds, supported by uplifting percussions and organic melodies. The trademark that made him famous was the use of his own vocal tracks recorded specifically for each occasion. These would often comment on specific things unique to Chile’s scene and were very popular amongst club-goers.
His productions have been released all over the world on labels such as Cadenza , Kling Klong, 8Bit, Brise, Amam, Robsoul, Trapez, Bla Bla, Resopal, Ama, Cyclic for name a few and by Chilean labels like Drumma and Melisma . His tracks are being played by some of the best Djs of the circuit like Luciano, DJ Sneak, MANDY, Mathias Kaden, Dubfire, Reboot, Richie Hawtin, Karotte, Laurent Garnier, Audiofly, Mendo among others.
Andre has a duo project with Felipe Venegas (Cadenza, Drumma) called the Jhabas. With Felipe on a live set and Andre behind the mixer they form a very interesting act that combines sounds from house, deep and tech in a very intuitive and improvised fashion. The show is marked by its spontaneity and creativity and is a favorite amongst crowds.
He is currently the resident DJ of La Feria, Chile’s most respected establishment for electronic music and a regular part of any respected line-up in the country. This has led him to share stages with some of the best visiting talent like Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Danny Tenaglia, Reboot, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Steve Lawler, Dj Sneak, Michael Mayer, Karotte and many more.
His career has also led him to play all around South America and he is a fixture of some of the main festivals such as Creamfields, Mysteryland and Ultra Festival. This year Andre was invited again to participate in Vagabundos and always in his European tour having played in some of the best clubs in the world (Macarena, Cityhall BCN, Studio 80 Amsterdam, Chalet Berlin).
In South American he plays in top clubs like Club La Feria, D.edge, Barhein, Pacha and more. Highlights include being a guest DJ at Cadenza Vagabundos in Pacha Ibiza, Booom and sharing a stage with Luciano at Ushuaia Ibiza.