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L_Cio

A transverse flutist is an arguably rare sight in electronic dance music, but that's not the only thing setting apart trained instrumentalist and upcoming producer L_cio. Having become known to a wider audience thanks to his collaborations with floor-savvy artists like Portable or Patrice Bäumel, the Sao Paulo native doesn't aspire to be a DJ, but instead delves deeper into live performance in a club context - which led him to become that rarest of all things, a live electronic musician holding residencies in regular clubs without ever so much as touching a record. Even in the broad and pretty undogmatic sonic landscape that is electronic music today, he's a rare sight: Laercio Schwantes aka L_cio, the man with the transverse flute. Having turned quite a number of heads with his instrumental contribution to Portable's massive 2014 crossover hit "Surrender" ("Best New Track" at Pitchfork, among others), it's not been Laercio's first encounter with electronic sounds - a series of hybrid collaborations, projects and releases sitting squarely between acoustic and synthetic modes of production show a trained instrumentalist and live performer that knows his way around the studio, too.

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