MO SOUND-BITES Presents Gui Boratto

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THE LANDMARK MANDARIN ORIENTAL, HONG KONG, PRESENTS LEGENDARY ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN FROM BRAZIL – GUI BORATTO IN THE FOURTH OF ITS ‘MO SOUND-BITES’ SERIES

 

Hong Kong, 24 November 2017The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong announces its fourth series of MO SOUND-BITES electronic music event to be hosted MO Bar on Friday 8 December 2017, presenting Gui Boratto, from Brazil, a titan of tech-house and minimal techno.

Gui Boratto, an electronic music producer, is the talent behind some of the genres’ finest albums in recent memory. From Chromophobia and Take My Breath Away to III and The K2 Chapter, all released on the revered Cologne-based label Kompakt.  Gui Boratto is consistently one of the most interesting electronic music producers.  On stage, Gui uses a laptop equipped with Ableton Live, a JazzMutant Lemur, a monome and an Akai APC40.

Now, with four full-length albums under his belt, guests attending the event can expect remixes and productions for Massive Attack, Bomb The Bass, Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, Moby, amongst others, Gui Boratto is launching his own music label: D.O.C., distributed by Gui's mother label Kompakt, a platform which intends to put out timeless music.  Most recently, his remix work is showcased in London Grammar release of new single ‘Big Picture’. 

The exciting evening will be supported by SCHARRE/KOMPAKT, Tokyo, and small&TALL soundsystem, who will weave together tracks, loops and effects to create a unique, hypnotic, multilayered, deep and groove-based house-meets-techno sound.

MO SOUND-BITES electronic music series is another music concept pioneered by The Landmark Mandarin Oriental kicked off in March 2017 where Autograf from Chicago was invited.  The second MO Sound-Bites saw Com Truise from New York while the third one with Alex Metric took place last Friday 10 November. On its fourth series of the year, MO Sound-Bites presents Gui Boratto on 8 December 2017.  Doors open at 9pm. Early bird Tickets on sale now at Ticketflap at HKD275 per person.  Regular tickets at HKD300 per person.  Tables for four are available on limited basis at HKD2,500 including four tickets.  Listen at www.mosoundbites.com. For enquiries please contact MO Bar at +852 2132 0077 or lmhkg-mobar@mohg.com

About Gui Boratto

Born in 1974 in São 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, such as EMI, Virgin, Irma, BMG, Edel, Vidisco, ZYX, among others.

It was 10 years of honest and competent work for consecrated artists such as Pato Banton, Garth Brooks, Steel Pulse, Desiree, Mano Chao, Gal Costa, Chico Buarque, Fernanda Porto, Kaleidoscópio, Leila Pinheiro, and many others.

Gui Boratto is A&R and one of the owners, with his partner and brother Tchorta, of the Brazilian independent label, Megamusic, distributed by Trama.

From 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 Plastic City, Circle, Kompakt, Audiomatique, among others, Gui Boratto has managed to appear in the chart and playlists of people like Michael Mayer, Tiefschwarz, Steve Bug, Phonique, Martin Landsky, Hernan Cattaneo, among others.

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Jason has over 18 years of entrepreneurial experience in the electronic music space, during which he has worn many hats: DJ, promoter, talent buyer, booker, booking agent, club owner, curator, festival producer and creative director. Founder of marketing agency, Do What You Love, he has influenced the electronic music world in both America and Asia. Jason is best known for his role as co-founder and creative director of Further Future, a technology lifestyle driven festival, and Wonderfruit, Asia’s first family-friendly sustainable lifestyle festival, and was responsible for bringing Ultra Music Festival to Macau/Hong Kong and Manila.

Visual System

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About The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Intimate, contemporary and ideally placed in the vortex of Hong Kong’s financial and luxury shopping districts, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong sets the standard for personal service and stylish sophistication.  State-of-the-art technology compliments alluring interiors in spacious rooms and suites, each one a tranquil retreat for business and leisure travellers.  Chef Richard Ekkebus helms the kitchen at two Michelin-starred Amber restaurant and world renowned musical talents play in the unparalleled exclusivity of MO Bar, equally popular on weekends for its indulgent weekend brunch. Escape Hong Kong’s urban bustle at The Oriental Spa with rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates plus the pure pleasures of exclusive facials, body treatments and award winning Signature Treatments. For more information and reservations visit www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 29 hotels and eight residences in 19 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, with the next hotel opening planned in Doha.  Mandarin Oriental is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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For further information, please contact:

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

 

Gladis Young (gyoung@mohg.com)

Director of Communications

Tel: +852 2132 0082

www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark

Carolyn Lee (carolynlee@mohg.com)

Assistant Communications Manager

Tel: +852 2132 0086