The producer will make his last American appearance of the year next week.
The Brazilian phenom will jet into New York City early next week for a one-off show at Cielo with the Basic crew and then fly out to continue his long stretch of dates in his home country throughout the rest of 2008. The show in New York will be a mere Ableton live set from the producer, but lately Boratto has been working on a vastly different show. Late last month at the Skol Festival, he debuted a live band.
In a forthcoming interview with Rhythmism.com, the producer talked a bit about how the group came to be:
I came from rock. I’m a musician. Always played guitar and piano. For the Skol, I took the opportunity and viability to have some fun with that. I know one of the best Brazilian drummers. He’s my old time friend. His name is Cuca Teixeira and he played with many artists like Maria Rita (daughter of Elis Regina), George Benson and Hermeto Pascoal. I also invited two keyboard players. One of them is a circuit-bending guy and he added so many cool elements on my music with his toys. But it’s very difficult to have musicians on a club. There’s no structure either space to do that. I wish I could do that more often.
Later on in the interview Boratto expressed the wish to work with a live band more in the future.
In other news, Boratto has also told RA that he's nearly finished with his new album—and that he hopes to release it early next year on Kompakt. Those unhappy that Boratto won't be bringing the live band along can take heart: We're guessing that Gui will be playing plenty of material from the upcoming record.