DJ OF THE WEEK 1.10.2011: LUCIANO
January 10, 2011 Share

DJ OF THE WEEK 1.10.2011: LUCIANO

With sets full of absorbing beats and seductive rhythms, Luciano does what a DJ is supposed to do; his sets envelope the listener in a warm embrace and whisks them away with expertly selected tunes each one enhancing the narrative he creates. With almost 20 years under his belt as a professional DJ and a long running residency at Geneva hot spot the Weetamix club, you can say it is all in a nights work for Luciano.

Born of Swiss and Chilean descent, Luciano discovered music early and by 15 was already spinning and making a name for himself. When he first began, he was known for his deep Techno sound; over the years, he has expanded his spectrum to include a wide range of flavors from Electro, Dub, Latin flavored melodies, and more. No matter what style or genre he is bringing, you can bet that he does so with a sophistication that simply sets him apart.

In 1997, Luciano went the route those gifted with the ability to create and not just play music usually follow and began to produce music himself. Just as he had done behind the turntables, he brought his keen ear and high skill level to the studio and once again established his place as a force to be reckoned with. Singles such as Amelie On Ice, Madre, and La Limonada De Pepe Bombilla showed his talents were not just a fluke. His other productions such as his albums Live @ Weetamix, No Model No Tool, and Tribute To The Sun as well as his collaborations with other greats such as Richard Villalobos, Guy Gerber, Monne Automne, just to name a few have served to cement the fact that he has a deep understanding of the groove. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on his Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi. Volume 2 and Fabric 41 CD mixes to hear him at his best.

The obvious next step up from producer for a man such as Luciano is record label owner. For the past seven years his Cadenza label has been bringing his brand name goodness to party people all over the world, keeping them aptly fed with new sounds and collaborations while introducing the world to new producers bringing that same mature sound you expect from Luciano.

When he is not producing or being record label owner, Luciano can be found doing that which he does best, in clubs all over the world, and that for which we have selected him DJ of the Week. If you are ready to be whisked away to another time and place, press play.

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