Review: On his first ever Mule Musiq release. Swiss-Chilean minimal maestro Luciano delivers some meditative journey music, full of repetitive patterns geared for stimulating the subconscious and designed to bring you to a higher level of energy and creativity. The Cadenza chief and Ushuaia resident claims a love of music with a dimension beyond the mainstream, and that sure is evident on this EP - featuring four sublime versions of the fittingly titled "Luci Neu House". Part 1 and 2 on the A side respectively are deep and hypnotic rollers which are perfect for those solitary moments on the dancefloor. On the flip, it's all about the life-affirming deepness of Part 4, which sure nails that summertime vibe with its soulful vocals.
Review: Cadenza head honcho Luciano has arranged a special series of EPs to coincide with the 15 year anniversary of his revered imprint, launching the first one here to begin the festivities. This chapter is dedicated to the summer season and contains five enchanting tracks with exquisite sounds. There are moments of lush and hypnotic freefall like on "The Amazing Lilou" and equally impressive when he dives deep into the exotic like on "Hiding Hearts" or "La Tirana Del Oriente" - the latter featuring wonderfully employed classical instrumentation. Elsewhere, lose yourself in the sonic sorcery of "Magik Mechanics" and its superb melodic minimalism - classic Luciano. Each episode of the series will be released every season.
Review: Here's something we never expected to see: a musical hook-up between tech-house titan Luciano and veteran Def Mix sort David Morales, a man whose studio output has been rather limited in recent years. The duo wrote and produced the track together, before preparing individual interpretations. You'll find Luciano's Flow Latino Mix on side A. Clocking in at almost 17 minutes, it's an impressive exercise in percussion - think South American hand percussion underpinned by drum machines - with a thrillingly blissful three-minute ambient breakdown midway through. As you might expect, Morales' Red Zone Mix is a little "fuller" sound wise, with the veteran New Yorker wrapping picturesque synth lines and bubbly electronics around the duo's impeccable Latin percussion.
Review: First VP artist album for 2008 is Luciano, born Jepther McClymont in 1974, the
Messenger! The undisputed popular & major figure in the development of modern
roots, 15 track new album produced by Dean Fraser- Pure conscious niceness!
Review: Luciano is back on Perlon with "Fourges Et Sabres". The Swiss-Chilean sunnyboy and boss of Cadenza Records delivers this 30 minute two-tracker and goes deep. The a-side, "Fourges Et Sabres", already gained attention in 2006, travelling on CD-R around the world, as part of DJ-sets of the usual suspects. On the flipside Luciano takes us "Back To Front".
Review: With the sunset over Ushuaia clearly in his minds eye, the Cadenza head honcho makes a return to the production game after a noticeable absence, delivering the anthemic tones of "Rise Of Angel" to lift everyone's spirits in these gloomy winter months. "Rise Of Angel", with its tender piano chords and faintly trancey synths, should have all and sundry gazing wistfully out of the window dreaming of the summer season in Ibiza, although this is a track clearly built for the end of the night rather than the peak of a set. Mirko Loko's remix pares down the melodics and lays the glitchy textures on thick for a more versatile cut, although as with the original subtlety is the driving force in the track.
Review: Luciano's studio in Berlin: on any given afternoon, half a dozen people might roll by, from the Exercise One guys in the studio next door to likeminded Berliners to whoever might be in town for a gig. Some people need to lock themselves away in a sealed bunker, but Luciano's place isn't like that: it feels more like a salon. And with the speakers buzzing, the machines fired hot, and the hour growing fuzzier with each spliff, sometimes it can be quite an alchemical combination, the stuff of everyday life being spun into gold circuitry and filigreed beats. These two tracks are a lot like that. They're the work of Luciano and Thomas Melchior, a longtime Playhouse and Perlon artist and wry-smiled philosopher who doubtless needs no introduction. These two tracks are 25 minutes of the purest wordless communication, like two Scuba divers trading hand signals 10 meters down, or a locked gaze on the dance floor. You can hear bits of each individual in the mix-Melchior's characteristic skip and swing and his dexterity with vocal samples, Luciano's gliding polyrhythms and soft, seamless ruptures-but here their signatures blur into a fluid scrawl all its own.
Barriere De Lumiere (Felipe Venegas Interpreation) (7:48)
Review: Felipe Venegas' Drumma imprint is back with a top release from one of minimal techno's true legends: Luciano. The Cadenza head honcho delivers two examples of his superb sonic sorcery on the Quarion EP. From the slinky and hypnotic epic "Barriere De Lumiere" making use of the Swiss-Chilean producer's examples of amazing hi-tech melodies, while "Be Bap Bop" is more straight-ahead, dancefloor ready tackle with its jacking reductionist bounce. On the flip, there's a remix by Venegas himself which takes "Barriere De Lumiere" down much funkier and polyrhythmic territory. It is perfect for those daytime party vibes on The White Isle this Summer.