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Luciano
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Position: 
81

Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:27

Style: 
Close to house.
Best known for: 
My music
Tune of the year: 
'Arabesque'
Producer of 2007: 
Pedro, aka Petre Inspirescu
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Raresh
Your musical inspiration: 
The world, the sea and their adventures.
Best festival on the planet: 
Mutek and the Sunrise events in Romania.
Best bit of kit: 
Don't understand.
What tune makes you cry: 
Los Jaivas 'Mira Ninita'
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
All the flights and parties that I missed!

Like the plants that adorn the covers of each one of their releases, Luciano has watched his Cadenza label blossom into something much bigger than the seed of the idea sown five years ago.
"The vision has remained the same but we're definitely getting more professional," the Swiss-Chilean producer and DJ believes. "In many ways the images totally represent what the label is about. They're designed by my sister based on flowers in my mother's garden in Chile and I love the way that they're half organic and half digital - which is exactly what we try to do with our music."

It's a progression that's captured by Luciano's new mix compilation and label round-up 'Cadenza Contemporary 0.1' and Cadenza Classics', which features early tracks such as Luciano and Pier Bucci's own 'Amael' through to the label's latest releases such as his 'Honolulu' with Digitaline.
When the back catalogue is put under the microscope it becomes clear that whilst the trademark Cadenza sound is incredibly intricate it's anything but minimal.
"There are far too many elements and details to be minimal," says Luciano, decrying the genre with which he's been tagged. "I think people call us minimal because that's just their term for any new way of looking at music."

During his sets in places like Ibiza and Romania or the infamous Panorama Bar in Berlin - where the Cadenza residency is now in its third year - Luciano stays true to his roots.
"I've got a big house background and house is still mainly what I play but with a new approach and a different vision," he claims.

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