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It's been a busy if not polarising year for one of minimal's earliest proponents. Ask some, and he's taken the brave step of improving the musical outlook of one of Ibiza's most commercial venues, Pacha, but ask others and they'll tell you he's sold out. Whatever your position, there's no denying that the decision Luciano took to have a weekly residency at the home of the hanging cherries certainly paid off in summer 2010. Packed out each week, guests ranged from dOP to DJ Koze to Ryan Crosson, on top of all the usual suspects like Michel Cleis, Cesar Merveille and Lee van Dowski. Aside from that, the Swiss Chilean's oft-pioneering label, Cadenza, has had another strong year. Back in March, it was announced that the label was spawning a younger sibling, Cadenza Lab - a digital-only outlet which kicked off with EPs by the boss himself, close label associate Mirko Loko and lesser-known names Yakine, Francisco Allendes and Marcelo Rosselot. On top of that, June saw Cadenza release the masterfully woven minimal soundtrack that was Reboot's debut album, 'Shunyata', whilst label parties have happened everywhere from Belgium to Brazil. Live shows, too, have dominated Luciano's year, with a landmark set on an Ibiza beach (side-by-side with fellow techno legend Carl Craig) being one of his season's highlights. 2010 was also the year in which Luciano revived one of his older live monikers, Lucien-n-Luciano. It's a pseudonym which, during the early '00s, had the young Chilean whipping up blistering collages of minimal loops and Latin vocal samples and one which was as well received as ever when unleashed at Pacha this summer. Whilst his own productions may have seemed few and far between, then, Luciano has been busy in other ways during 2010, pushing both his label and himself as a DJ. Only set to cement both things further are the upcoming release of Ernesto Ferreyra's debut full length on the imprint, 'La Paraiso De Las Tortugas', and Luciano's own busy tour schedule which, amongst other places, takes him down under in the coming months.