GUILLE KATORZI is a Brazilian musician, DJ, and producer now based in Bogotá, Colombia. He started his musical career playing bass in an indie rock band in São Paulo in the early 2000’s, before moving to the Philippines for three years, playing the guitar in a local hip-hop group and DJing under the alias ‘Funky Jesus’. He was back in Bogotá in 2018 and started DJing, winning a reputation for playing out hard hitting 70’s funk and dancefloor-driven Brazilian and Afro disco.
A real globe trotter, in 2020 Mr K signed a long-term record deal with Norway’s PuzzleProjectsMusic, for whom he released a series of tunes that melded disco grooves with African and Latin vibes. Hear that heady cocktail in full frontal assault on Katorzi’s latest EP… a three tracker, ‘The Funk Is Real’. The mini album’s titles say it all – I mean , ‘Groove In My Soul’, ‘Funk Machine’ and the title cut need little explanation. They’re proper funky jams whose sounds link Disco, Funk, Indie Dance, Electronica with Latin vibes all topped by our man’s own quirky vocals (and rap).
He says: “This record was written and recorded mostly through improvisation. The ethos was ‘the artist at his present moment’. For this, I spent many nights jamming with myself, in order to reinvent myself musically”. Now you know!
‘The Funk Is Real’ EP will be released on Traxsource promo November 11th / Full release November 25th, 2022, on PuzzleProjectsMusic.