• Gui Boratto visits North America
• Nicolas Jaar’s Darkside album premiered in New York last night
• Benoit & Sergio Preps New 12″ for Culprit
Gui Boratto visits North America
Veteran Brazilian producer, globetrotting live act and Kompakt label fixture Gui Boratto will head to North America for five bookings over two weekends, starting next Friday.
Boratto is fresh from last month’s release of his Too Late EP—not to mention yet another long tour of Europe. His latest jaunt to North America starts with a night at Spy Bar next Friday. That weekend also includes stops in Montreal, where he’ll play a special Saturday afternoon edition of Piknic Electronik, and New York, where he’s billed with stalwart UK DJ Radio Slave at a Sunday night Verboten event at Highline Ballroom to help ring in Labour Day. The following weekend, Boratto will head to the West Coast to play for Blasthaus at The Regency in San Francisco, before the quick tour ends in Los Angeles at Exchange LA. Matthew Dear and John Acquaviva are also on the lineup for that one.
Aug 31 Piknic Electronik, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal
Sep 01 Verboten presents Gui Borat.., Highline Ballroom, New York
Sep 06 Blasthaus presents Gui.., The Regency, California (North)
Sep 07 Inception presents Gui.., Exchange LA, California (South)
(via Resident Advisor)
Nicolas Jaar’s Darkside album premiered in New York last night
The last we heard from Darkside – the collaboration between classically trained composer of low-slung “blue-wave” house Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington – was theirmasterful reworking of the entirety of Random Access Memories as Daftside back in June (listen below).
If you happen to both live in New York and follow Nicolas Jaar on Twitter, though, you could have caught the duo premiering their brand new album last night on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Early reactions saw the commenters at Brooklyn Vegan complaining about there not being enough space in the building for the crowd that turned out, while a commenter at This Is Fake DIY called it “really, really nice work.”
As for the rest of us not lucky enough to live on the L.E.S., we’ll have to content ourselves with A1, the first taste of the Darkside project (below) from last year, until the full album drops sometime before the end of the year.
Benoit & Sergio Preps New 12″ for Culprit
With releases for labels like DFA, Visionquest, Hot Creations, and Spectral Sound already under its belt, the duo of Benoit & Sergio has announced that its next release will come in the form of a two-track EP for LA label Culprit. The forthcoming Adjustments EP is said to find the pair taking its pop-flecked electronic productions down into a more “intimate scale,” with a-side cut “Shake Shake” boasting “vocoder’d vocal[s], piano stabs, and one of Benoit & Sergio’s most infectious basslines,” while its b-side title track sees the DJ/producers “stretching the expected musical palette” with a vocal-driven cut enhanced by a “gently hypnotic groove and luminous ambiance.” The Adjustments EP is set to see an official release on October 1.