Fernanda Pistelli Channels Free-Spirited Energy to the Crowds of Boom Festival

Sep 23, 2022

Luca Rizzello

2 min read

This past July, São Paulo-born DJ and producer Fernanda Pistelli brought her signature mystical melodies and soundscapes to the crowds of Boom Festival in Portugal. Opening with a Native American Flute piece courtesy of Jessica Ariosi, she channeled waves of fuzzy synth and transcendental beats into a two-and-a-half-hour set. The video gorgeously captures the spirit of Boom Festival and Pistelli's sound, which brilliantly fuses a psychedelic aesthetic and the driving weight of techno,

"Boom is the festival I most admire for its purpose of awakening the world and bringing people together by sharing respect, love, and sustainability," Pistelli explains. "Playing at this festival was the realization of one of my biggest dreams!"

Boom is a transformational, multidisciplinary, psychedelic, and sustainable festival that happens every two years in Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal. Conceived in 1997 as a goa trance-psychedelic party, the festival has since evolved into a biennial global celebration of alternative culture. With a mantra of "Oneness, Music, Peace, Arts, Environment, Culture, and Love," Boom is globally recognized for its independence and leadership in sustainability.

Born and raised in São Paulo, Pistelli left Business Administration College in 2016 and moved to Australia. There, she took up residence at the prestigious Dragonfruit Label Party and one of Brisbane's biggest clubs, The Met.

After returning to Brazil in 2017, she played at the pre-party of Boris Brejcha's "Fckng Serious" event in São Paulo before going on to play at an array of established festivals and clubs worldwide. Pistelli's sound, which fuses elements of progressive house with psy-techno, is inspired by her philosophy on life.

"Life is cyclical, so we are constantly changing, and through music it is possible to find an axis that is in harmony with everything that exists, and that is the key to connect our mind to our body."

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