Happily lose yourself in the ludicrously deep grooves of Luciano, as the acclaimed DJ and producer steps up to deliver his Clash mix.
The Swiss/Chilean producer has been in the game since the early nineties, and has become of the foremost exponents of the refined, stripped-back but colourful tech-house sound that he helped to drive forward. Much like the man himself, Cadenza Records – the label that Luciano founded with fellow Swiss DJ Quenum – has also been going from strength to strength, showcasing some of the finest contemporary minimal house and techno talent (Monika Kruse, Reboot, Mauro Picotto, etc), and gearing up for celebrating its tenth year in 2013.
Luciano has always been able to switch effortlessly from sparse, tech-house landscapes (such as the epic ‘Etudes Electroniques’ EP) to uplifting and melodic moods, like those on ‘Tribute to the Sun’ or dancefloor-primed club tracks (such as ‘Rise of the Angel’ earlier this year, which also makes a sneaky appearance in the mix), and his Clash podcast shows this particular talent to be in rude health.
Beginning with atmospherics and tight grooves, the mix then locks into a percussive house exploration before loosening up and exploring rawer, playful rhythms and melodies, subtly exploring a wide range of upfront tech-house moods – some euphoric, some club-driven, all of them deeper-than-deep.
As for the tracklist, in his usual enigmatic style, Luciano has decided to leave that for you, dear listeners, to figure out. Look at it, perhaps, as a mystery Christmas gift, waiting to be pieced together, or just listened to and enjoyed straight-up, which isn’t difficult given the quality of both the tracks on offer and the artist putting it all together. A razor-sharp selection from Luciano, which should keep you going all through the festive period.