As a molecular mixer and remaning monument to the White Isle’s Balearic sound scope, Luciano is yet to shed his proud plumage within Ibizan clubbing culture. Be it his firm output of music under the Lucien-n-Luciano guise or the extensive allegiance of likeminded peers Cadenza Music call their own, there is something indestructible in the charm of his plentiful and passionate extensions of tropical club fuel. Shifting from the underground haven of DC10 to balance a twin-center residency at the formidable island venues of Ushuaia and Pacha Ibiza back in 2010, his unrivaled Vagabundos concept receives a formative summer soundtrack to try and immortalize the seasonal magic that his musical legacy has seemingly commandeered.
Unfolding in the disjointed yet ultimately Balearic fashion that Luciano has benchmarked throughout his long serving career, this warped and exotic collection of brutal Techno grooves and divine sun kissed House functionalities remains a breath of fresh air amid the current repetitive movements of the American club overhaul. While Le K marks an ambient flow forward for the Luciano’s distraught journey through sun kissed club delicacies, benchmarked label favorite Technasia is joined by tribal advocates El Pocho and Israel’s Guy J to relish in the fact that past the oblivious peak time action, Ibiza still moves to the sound of forward-thinking Dance music.
The chances are you will hear an endless slew of compiled gems throughout the summer clubbing season. That being said, you are unlikely to find a more stunning collection of tropically perverted sound waves as those collected in this firm embodiment of Cadenza’s vital hallmarks courtesy a man who knows a thing or two about keeping the Ibiza blues at bay.
On Febuary 1 1999, some twelve years before the monotony of dub step and the infallible coinage of ‘EDM’, Marc Pomeroy would emerge from the teeming American House scene under the guise of Soulsearcher brandishing the inaugural offering of a fresh House outlet known as Defected Records. Now a seal of outright quality that has overrun the variables of economy, taste and technology alike, Simon Dunmore’s meticulous imprint has shown little sign of letting slip its epitomic stance as the connoisseurs of a sound you could happily sink your teeth into. Between their weekly residency at Pacha Ibiza and an extensive summer output of tectonic grooves fit to chill, thrill and distill the tedium surrounding modern Dance music, Ministry of Sound witnessed the esteemed floor filling stronghold bring the sun kissed energy of the White Isle to the unsuspecting capital city in a manner that only Dunmore’s elite club mongers know how to execute.
Like busses, the high points of a rising European producer can often come all at once. Now donning his tunes to celebrated outlets as Mafioso imprints Size Records and Axtone, the life and times of David Tort have taken a truly hectic turn towards the incredible. Fresh from a summer of manic touring with minimal damage to his head, Dan Carter caught up with the Spanish House sensation to talk about how Pacha put him on the right tracks and why he will never beg for a record signing.