Saturday, July 4th • Roof opens 4PM, Club doors 10PM • Free before 7PM • Extended bar hours 'til 4AM
Guti is a classically trained jazz musician who spent years touring arenas and festivals around the world with one of Argentina’s most well-known rock bands, playing keyboards and piano. His emotive house records, however, are what caught the underground house and techno world by storm when he debuted in 2008; records that double as forays into progressive jazz with hypnotic grooves perfect for dancing. In an industry where most live sets are 60 - 90 minutes, Guti improvises for hours on end.
Sci+Tec's Schubert and One Love Massive's Philco have been tapped for opening duties, while DJ Lisa Frank's Birthday Bash rages up on the roof from 4PM. Wizdom Entertainment plays high-energy house in the bar. In honor of Independence Day, we will be serving until 4AM.
Guti ( Desolat Music Group | Argentina )
Schubert ( SCI+TEC | DC )
Philco ( One Love Massive | DC )
Roof: DJ Lisa Frank's BDay Bash (From 4pm)
DJ Lisa Frank ( Roam | DC )
Chris Nitti ( Roam | DC )
Navbox ( Flash, Stranger Than Paradise | DC )
Sami Y. ( Roam | DC )
Chris Burns ( Deep Secrets | DC )
Flash Bar: Wizdom Entertainment
Adam E. ( Live )
A classically-trained jazz virtuoso and national rock ‘n’ roll hero in Argentina, Guti’s double 12” pack for Desolat will leave you in no doubt of his ability to twist a snaking groove into something echoingly hypnotic. The tracks contained here are already a favourite in the record boxes of artists like Loco Dice, Seth Troxler and Marco Carola, while Guti’s life story could itself be the subject of a story by Jorge Luis Borges: “I leave to several futures (not to all) my garden of forking paths.”
Guti loves adventures — the spark of discovery seems to be a driving force for him. In 2009 he bounced between Berlin, Athens and Paris, making tracks as he went. Although he plans to move to Düsseldorf in 2010 to hunker down in the studio to concentrate on the Guti techno and house project, it’s unlikely he’ll leave behind the spirit of the Latin America he knows. “I love Buenos Aires. It’s a huge city… a huge jungle. Really fast, really crazy, dirty, messy. But really creative: amazing musicians. That happens with all the poor countries. We don’t have money, so we play music. We write books.”