Guglielmo Bottin (1977) is an artist, producer and sound designer based in Venice, Italy. After graduating in Psychology of Music at the University of Padua, he was selected as creative consultant to the sound and music department of Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research center. Before moving to the forefront of the contemporary electronic scene with seminal releases on record labels such as Bear Funk (UK), Italians Do It Better (Usa) and Eskimo (Belgium), he has worked as producer, arranger and remixer for major Italian and international artists (such as Lucio Dalla, Rettore, Chambao)
Bottin has toured in more than 30 countries, from Americas to Australia, from Europe to Asia, from countercultural underground events to well established parties in Ibiza. He curated and performed in several music events for Biennale of Venice and carried out sound design for Mundadas’ Spanish Pavilion. In 2018 he was invited to play for the closing event at Biennale’s 62nd International Festival of Contemporary Music.
His sets are eclectic, unpredictable journeys into space disco, dark tribal house and rare gems from the past, all reworked for the modern audience. A reckless blend of retro-futuristic sounds and contemporary electronica that always sets the dance floor on fire.
– “Bottin is one of the finest purveyors of electronic disco around at the moment” (Vice Magazine, UK)
– “Italians don’t necessarily do it better. But Bottin makes a pretty good case” (Pitchfork, US)
– “Showing all its vintage feel while being deeply rooted in modern post-disco era, you can immediately realize where all of Bottin’s musical inspiration comes from – especially if you share the same musical taste and background: Late 70s, early 80s disco, italo disco and space/kosmische sound. Bottin proves not only his skill in creating an appealing blend of classic and modern sounds, but also a musical talent rather uncommon among today’s DJs and producers” (David Vincent)