January 23rd @ Nectar, Decibel proudly presents
The Seattle debut of....
GUI BORATTO (Brazil) : Live PA
Kompakt / K2 / Plastic City / Audiomatique
Born in 1974 in San Paulo Brazil, Gui Boratto, architect, musician, composer and producer initiated his career in the advertising sector in 1993. >From 1994 until 2004 he performed various works for countless record labels both national and international. In 2005 he began to dedicate himself to his own productions and compositions, displaying to the public an authoral and more personalized side to his abilities. With countless licenses with respected European labels, such as Kompakt, K2, Audiomatique, Harthouse, Plastic City, among others, Gui Boratto has managed to appear in the chart and playlists of world's most famous producers and DJs, including Steve Bug, Richie Hawtin, Mistress Barbara, Tiefshwartz, Ricardo Villalobos, Lucieno and Loco Dice. In addition, Gui has produced over a dozen underground dance remixes for a wide variety of artists including Adam Freeland, Monoroom, Sian and Robert Babicz. After a string of critically acclaimed releases Gui was invited to headline stages at both the MUTEK and DEMF festivals in 2007, where he won over North American audiences with beautifully elaborate performances ranging from aggressive techno and electro, to dub-influenced electronica.
Boratto will be touring for his 2007 full length release "Chromophobia", which has gone on to be one of the best reviewed albums of the year as well as making it onto countless "best of 2007" charts. Here's the Pitchfork review of "Chromophobia": http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/41269-chromophobia
[ with very special guests ]
LUSINE : Live PA
Ghostly International / Hymen
Lusine is the brainchild of Jeff McIlwain for his visceral, melodic vision of abstract electronic music. Having attended Cal Arts to study 20th century electronic music and sound design for music and film, he has since recorded for labels such as !K7/MAS, Hymen, Delikatessen and Isophlux. Since making the move to Ghostly in 2003, Lusine has released "Push" , "Flat" Remixes, and the "Inside/Out" EP, as well as the stunning and widely-lauded "Serial Hodgepodge" full-length from 2004. He is one of the foremost American producers in the abstract field and an artist with a boundless future in his craft.
In 2006 Jeff McIlwain did remixes for Alex Smoke (Soma), Alex Under (Apnea), and put out an EP titled "Emerald" (Ghostly), in honor of Seattle. He also co-wrote the score for the film "Snow Angels" with David Wingo, which was written and directed by David Gordon Green and will come out in 2007. Lusine has most recently been working on an ambient album titled "Language Barrier" for Hymen Records, a remix of "Workhorse" for My Brightest Diamond, and he just finished a remix CD album + 12" titled "Podgelism" coming out on Ghostly in late March, featuring reworks by John Tejada, Apparat and Robag Wrhume amongst others.
Previous appearance highlights include opening for Ricardo Villalobos at Fabric, performing at CMJ, SXSW, Decibel Festival, Popkomm Festival, the Finlandia Vodka tour with Matthew Dear and James Cotton, and playing at LA's Getty Center amongst all major cities.
JERRY ABSTRACT : DJ Set
Decibel / Shitkatapult / Fixelplix
Hailing from Detroit but since transplanted to Seattle, Jerry Abstract is a known name throughout the art and electronic music worlds. Recently tagged as a "Next 100" artist for URB Magazine in 2007, he is certainly starting to come into his own as a talented producer as well. Jerry maintains a hectic DJ schedule and occasionally treats audiences to live sets, plus creates tracks in his studio for labels like Berlin's Shitkatapult, San Francisco's Semisexual, Detroit Underground, and Seattle's Fourthcity and Memex. Notable previous appearances include Detroit's Movement during DEMF, Tresor in Berlin, Tonic in NYC, and of course the Decibel Festival. He has played alongside the likes of Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, Ellen Allien, Apparat, T.Raumschmiere, Bruno Pronsato, Apendics Shuffle, Green Velvet, and tons more! Abstract is also an established designer, serving as Creative Director for Decibel and heading up his own Fixeplix design studio. With Seattle itself now home to a bevy of talented electronic music producers, JerryAbstract has raised his game to join the city's elite, bringing a positive attitude and skills to match.
[ ticket / venue info ]
Doors open at 9pm / 21+
$10 adv. tickets available @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/25614 / $12 dos
@ Nectar Lounge
412 N. 36 St. in Freemont
Official Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=7115607150
Added by Nordic on January 16, 2008