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A few summers ago stunning single called Wish made quite a splash in the international techno community — it was released on a limited edition picture vinyl only and delighted listeners worldwide. Composed in memory of Muddy Waters, the bluesman that electrified the Delta blues, it came from the hands of Elekfantz, a project completely unknown to most floor hounds: speculations about the originators ran rampant and the name Gui Boratto was brought forward more than once. And it was indeed Gui who heard it first, deciding that not only this was music he’d love to see released, but also a talented duo he absolutely wanted to work with, becoming their manager and collaborator in the process. The curtain was lifted a year later with "Diggin' On You" on the Kompakt distributed label outfit D.O.C. — revealing two incredibly gifted musicians. Daniel Kuhnen and Leo Piovezani met as teenagers when they played together in a blues band. Leo is a professional drummer, singer and composer since the age of 15. He played and recorded with some of the greatest artists in Brazil. Daniel was born and bred at Warung, the electronic music temple in South America, later becoming a resident DJ and local hero. Opposite paths that later met again to become the electronic power duo. After their stunning debut single "Wish" and following smash hit "Diggin' on You", they returned to the fore with what can only be called a brilliant full-length premiere. Their debut album "Dark Tales & Love Songs" (D.O.C. 003 LP) sports all the intimate melodies, lush harmonies and organic undertones that the duo has become known for and then some: from pop-infused songwriter house in “She Knows” to highly-emotive primetime anthems like “Why So Bad”, you'll find lots to love about this expertly-crafted collection of melodic gems. Shortly after its release, the duo began a three-month tour, visiting eleven countries and some of the top European summer clubs and festivals. "They just sound different, beautiful" Boratto commented, "real musicians".