Brazilian electronic music producer, D.O.C. label owner and live performer, Gui Boratto
, has been devotedly shaping the underground music scene since the early days when he formed Brazilian dance-pop band 'Sect' in the early 90's. After working on a multitude of licenses for various major labels, Boratto switched his focus inward, dedicating himself to honing in on his own personal musical journey.
With his debut album ‘Chromophobia’ being released by Kompakt
in 2007 to critical acclaim, Borrato has gone on to produce a further 3 LPs on the label as well as scores of EPs for the likes of Galaktika Records
, Parquet Recordings
and DK Records
. In addition, Borrato has released a formidable amount of remixes for a wide range of artists, from Guy J
, Pet Shop Boys
, Adam Freeland
, Massive Attack
Launching his own label, D.O.C
. in 2013 which is distributed by Kompakt, Borrato focuses on mentoring undiscovered Brazilian talent such a electronic duos Elekfantz
and Shadow Movement
as well as acts from further afield such as Monolink
who hails from Germany and Melon
from the Netherlands. With the release last month of the LP 'D.O.C. Magnum Vol. 1' featuring all of the above in addition to AnT, L_cio
and Come and Hell, Borrato continues to champion quality music, especially from more diverse, untapped spaces within the underground scene.
As part of the OFF Party Barcelona
which takes over the city of during Sonar Festival with a series of independent pop-up events, Kompakt will be putting on their own club night featuring alongside Gui Borrato big acts such as Michael Mayer
, Danny Daze
(live) and Patrice Bäumel
- and we’ll be live streaming the entire night. In preparation for this highly anticipated event, we asked Borrato to give us the low down on the some of his top Brazilian tracks out there to give us a flavour of his musical inspirations, and to give us an idea of the types of sounds the electronic underbelly of Brazil is creating.
Amon Tobin - At the end of the day
Click Box - Sugar Pain
CLIPE - Fernanda Porto - "Sambassim"
dada attack - clearly imply
DJ Marky feat. Stamina MC- LK 'Carolina Carol Bela
Dubshape - Droplets (Early Night Mix)
Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
L cio - feat Aroop Roy - People Talk (Original Mix
Renato Cohen - Pontapé
Shadow Movement - I.D. (Original Mix)
Want to see the man in action? Check out Gui Borrato’s live stream from Kompakt’s showcase at Space Ibiza last year: