To recycle a lazy journalistic cliché, a guy like Gui needs little introduction, if any. To subvert it, though, I'll introduce him anyway. Since 2005, when he decided to dedicate himself to his own output, the architect turned A&R turned superproducer has established himself as one of a handful of producers and DJs whose dedication and success position them atop the border to celebrity in certain parts of the world.
We caught up with the unlikely techno star just hours ahead of the release of his fourth solo LP Pentagram, out June 15th courtesy of Kompakt, and the world tour that accompanies it, during which Boratto will perform in Barcelona, Warsaw, Amsterdam, London's XOYO and more. He re-enacted for us the sonic steps he took on his journey to stardom.
Preorder/buy Pentagram direct from Kompakt HERE.
M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up The Volume
I remember, around the beginning of the 90s when I started to go out to dance in clubs like the legendary Rose Bom Bom, was the first time I’ve listened to 'Pump Up The Volume'. It completely blown out my mind. I thought: "What is this sound??" I think everyone DJing that time played M.A.R.R.S. It’s from 1987, but by that time, everything that was coming out, used to take months or even years to reach here. Was very difficult and expensive to legally import vinyls to Brazil. Unless you traveled to the UK and stop by on a HMV store to buy your own records and put in your bag and bring them yourself.