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Music, All Shook Down Weekend Party Preview: Beats from Brazil, the UK, & Our Dark Past

Weekend Party Preview: Beats from Brazil, the UK, & Our Dark Past

This weekend bass music and dubstep are represented in full force with a party going on until five in the morning. The sounds of minimal techno come here all the way from Brazil. Then there's a bit of throwback nostalgia…
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Music, BeatBox Club preview: Gui Boratto

Club preview: Gui Boratto

São Paulo–based Gui Boratto maps tech-house's valleys of rhythm and peaks of melody. At his best, the DJ and producer pushes his carefully measured percussion into an insistent crease, avoiding distracting friction or overpowering gloss along the furrow. It's a…
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Music, Gui Boratto gives techno a tender '80s crush

Gui Boratto gives techno a tender '80s crush

German label Kompakt tends to release what nonfans call "IKEA techno" — pleasant, faceless music that's sort of ambient, sort of danceable, but never too demanding of your attention. Gui Boratto's second album, 2007's Chromophobia, was his first for the…
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Music, BeatBox Gui Boratto warms techno's chilly demeanor

Gui Boratto warms techno's chilly demeanor

For the past three years, "Mighty Breaks" has been the epicenter of San Francisco's strong breakbeat scene, offering up DJs and performers that stretch the genre's definition. Mighty Breaks parties range in offerings from chunky, hip-hop–based party jams and freaky…
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Music, Guitar God

Guitar God

Regardless of whether a kid is ensconced in Brooklyn or Brazil, a certain strain of teenager dreams of rock stardom. Headphones charged with red-meat riffs, bodies electrified by hormones, their heads swell in a fantastical variant on jamming with, say,…
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