Saturday, July 19, 2008

Luciano Lovin'

The New Fabric 41 mix CD mixed by Luciano is upon us and I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy which has been on heavy rotation on my stereo for a couple of weeks now. It's an interesting mix of shuffling House beats mixed with melodic Techno rhythms. I always associated Luciano with minimal Techno like his fellow countryman Ricardo Villalobos. His own productions on his label Cadenza and collaborations with Pier Bucci and Quenum have reinforced this reputation. However this mix is much more melodic in style with deep grooves running throughout.

Highlights include a great breakdown into the beatless 'In Church' by M83 before throwing up remixes of classic artists Inner City, Phuture and the brand new Planet E release from Kenny Larkin. This is all topped off by the hugely uplifting end track 'Arabesque' by Chymera with it's lush soaring synths and playful melody. Highly recommended.

I can't include any of the mix in this post so I thought I'd treat you to a couple of tracks from Luciano's back catalogue. Here's a minimal classic and his cheeky remix of 'Amelie'

Luciano & Quenum - Orange Mistake // Cadenza 2003

Luciano - Amelie on Ice (Remix 2) // Mental Groove Records 2002

Buy Fabric 41 at Phonica and the usual outlets.

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This one is really growing on me. Love the M83 track as well.
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