FRI APR 09
GUI BORATTO (Live)
Mighty / 119 Utah / SF / 21+ / $13 Ltd Advance
Get ready for Brazil's techno hero, GUI BORATTO (Kompakt) who returns to SF for another live performance guaranteed to lock your body into the groove. Now fresh on the heals of his latest release, Renaissance: The Mix Collection, Boratto returns with a fresh bag of hot new tricks.
Boratto shot to prominence with his Kompakt debut 'Chromophobia'. A much needed spot of colour amidst the minimal milieu, Gui's mixture of fierce production skills and a blissful pop sensibility have characterized his trajectory to the techno heavyweight before us today.Amidst a rigorous touring schedule and busy family life, 'Take My Breath Away', Gui's eagerly anticipated sophomore album was just released last year. Laced with subtle critique and double-entendre, Gui's philosophical approach is adept at packaging the rough, smooth, bitter and sweet into a number of emotive and ultimately optimistic productions. Boratto's tracks have techno's repetitive structure and an airiness common to Brazilian music, electronic or otherwise,offering crescendos and catharsis like the best pop anthems of the '80s did.His heady approach to minimal techno yanks your head in first, where upon your ass just may follow.