Ohrwurm is back with another mighty collaboration with ViViD, this time excited to present the return of Guti (Desolat, ARG), who had been one of Ohrwurm’s first international guests who made a big impact for them back in 2013. They are also stoked to feature for the first time in KL, Dani Ramos (Kindisch, COL), with support from Ohrwurm honcho Alam and Art Xtreme Media/Sweatbox’s Biscuit on the 5th April at REN Lounge (Kyo KL).
Guti isn’t your run-of-the-mill electronic artiste. Rather, it‘s the Argentinian‘s deep-rooted love of jazz and rock that form the foundations of his musical craft. Although today he‘s best known for his work alongside Desolat, Defected and his own Rompecorazones imprint, there was a time when he was revered as the keyboard player in Jóvenes Pordioseros, a Buenos Aires born band that enjoyed huge commercial success both home and abroad.
Many in his position would have been content to live out the life of a rock star, but Guti harboured a burning desire to explore new paths. Around 2007, he started experimenting with making house and techno, beginning a journey that would transform him into an established force on the global dance scene.
Famously, it was Loco Dice and Desolat that gave Guti his big break. After licensing one of Guti‘s tracks for his NRK mix The Lab 01, the German DJ requested he send him some more music. All of what Guti sent Dice loved, and in 2008 Guti was invited to Europe to join team Desolat.
In 2008 he settled in Berlin, where he shared a flat with a young Seth Troxler and Ryan Crosson. Spending his weekends gigging hard and partying harder, Guti would use the week to work tirelessly at his production skills. With his profile steadily on the rise, he left for Düsseldorf to immerse himself further in the world of Desolat.
The Düsseldorf years were the building blocks of Guti‘s artistry. His Desolat debut—the six-tracker Las Cosas Que No Se Toca, dropped in 2009, followed in 2011 by his first solo full-length, Patio de Juegos.
From that moment forward, Guti was no longer viewed as just a Desolat artist, but as a performer in his own right. His booking schedule blew up, including sets at near-on every party in Ibiza across the 2012 season. Around the same time, he put out a spate of high-profile records on Saved, Crosstown Rebels and Carl Cox‘s Intec Digital. In 2013, he played even more shows on the White Isle,.
A move to Barcelona in 2013 in search of warmer weather, a more relaxed vibe and a greater volume of Spanish speakers, building his dream recording studio, a second, jazz-infused album, Rompecorazones, Guti hasn‘t lost sight of the dance floor. He remains as passionate about rocking crowds as ever. His exploration of new sounds and textures will breathe new life into his club output, furthering his reputation as one of dance music‘s most likeable, danceable and dynamic performers.
Dani Ramos found in music a refuge to escape from reality. At 20 she started playing in clubs in the capital of Colombia, Bogota; Cali and Cartagena, Punta del Este, burning man, NY and ibiza in Pacha. She was in lineups with renowned artists such as: tINI, Luciano, Nick Warren, Guy Gerber, Blondish, Clive Henry, Roger Sanchez, Ministry of Sound. Now she lives in Berlin, a city that has allowed her to study sound engineering in order to be more professional in her productions and also play in 2 important local clubs: Watergate, for People Like us and Katerblau.
Visuals by: ALT.IMG (TheManCalledUncle & Boris)
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