Luca Bacchetti dj set at @ebbandflowmusic opening boat party, New York 20.05.2018
The fourteenth edition of the microcastle podcast welcomes label artist Luca Bacchetti. His diverse musical tastes have shaped his storied career, and filled his discography with immaculate creations on All Day I Dream, Crosstown Rebels, Ovum Recordings and his own Endless imprint. Luca carries inspiration from art, architecture and his world travels, all of which contribute to his ever evolving, border-less approach to production. Having previously supplied the fourth edition of our podcast over two years ago, and a friend of the label ever since, Luca now returns with an exclusive studio mix which once again showcases why we love his captivating, storytelling style. In a journey spread across eighty magical minutes, Luca effortlessly intertwines new cuts from Anii, Dave DK, John Talabot, Pablo Bolivar, Terr and more, along with a variety of fresh, unreleased music. Enjoy!
As soon as we began tracking Davis on our radar, we were immediately struck by the range of talent and taste that distinguishes him as a DJ and producer. The head of In Their Feelings alongside good friend Zopelar and the driving force behind of one of Sao Paulo’s hottest parties, ODD, Davis now surprises all as he docks on ENDLESS with his ‘Watu’ Ep, exhibiting an all too rare versatility as he reprograms his fusion of world music and electronica with maniacal attention to detail.
Watu and Forbidden provide the deepest and most melodic moments from the EP, while Yuma delves into darker waters, as a true techno masterpiece, with which Davis reaches the highest peak of tension and deservedly earns space in the peak time searches.
As might be expected, Luca Bacchetti captures the listeners attention with a remix distinguished by percussive elements within an arrangement characterised by repeated changes of scene: just as the record appears to draw to a close, it surprises us again with another killer break.
“With a production cv that includes seminal dance labels like Ovum, Wagon Repair or Crosstown Rebels, the Italian DJ and producer Luca Bacchetti lands on Flying Circus Recordings with the “Playa Sunrise” EP. Marking the fifth release for the label run by Audiofly, Bacchetti sends the temperatures rising on “Playa Sunrise”.
Offering up a much-anticipated slice of sunshine vibes, the Original Mix of ‘Playa Sunrise’ here, fuses precision drums and a hypnotizing groove with the radiant ambience of rising synths and comforting horns, melodic marimbas and infectious bass. The sounds of our feathered friends glide over Bacchetti’s glossy production to create a real sunrise moment indeed!”Flying Circus
In the wake of what has been a most creative year, VENTO EP is now out!
With a combination of new work and remixes, Luca Bacchetti seems to have delineated his sonic territory: a non categorisable soundscape oscillating between electronica and techno.
With its ethnic influences, VENTO EP is the natural evolution of the GENESIS double EP, released in January 2016.
VENTO (which in Italian means wind) was also one of the more intense moments of his DJ set at Burning Man’s Robot Heart this year. It speaks clearly: travel is the common denominator of all of Luca’s music, his ‘sonic scenery’, sounds that flow like moving images, as if we are watching the world unfold around us, precisely as if on a journey. Same thing for THE GREAT WIDE OPEN, where the colours are darker, sudden changes of scene tied together with elegance, as always a trademark of his work. Once again one has the sensation of holding a one way ticket to unforeseen destinations.
NOTHING TO LOSE is the most electronic track on the EP, echoes of trip hop leading us into darkness, pierced by flashes of light, the underlying tension and groove deepening and becoming more intense. Here we can appreciate the collaborations from Stefano Onorati on keys and Andrea Guzzoletti with his ‘dramatic’ trumpet solo in the finale. The last track of this EP is THE BIRTH OF VENTO, a 12 minutes journey, an ambient interpretation of the title track. If it’s true that “The answer is blowin’ in the wind”, let’s hear what VENTO EP has to tell us.
I knew what I was doing, I was going to Burning Man; but what I did not know was just how I’d assimilate and react to all the data, images, sounds, smells … what would become of my ex-asthmatic anxieties and the difficulties of living in this kind of environment: dust, dust, and more dust!!
In Black Rock City you’ll find all the good and all the evil of this world, the only thing that changes is how you take it in, because here the available tools of art and provocation operate differently … so why not the music too?
Whatever one may think, there is still a comfort zone in Black Rock City. It’s about attitude: it’s always with a given attitude that you do something to then obtain a determined result, break the routine, open up to something new, not appearance at all costs, just letting everything happen because it has to happen. Running the other way in a dark hostile but magical place like this with a voice that says, “I’m not afraid, I’m here now!” the same voice you hear when you’re sitting all alone in front of the pyramid of Cheope, its outline standing out majestically in the dark … far from comforting places.
I saw some friends collapse because, inevitably, if you let something get to you here that something will change you. I believe that these people will come away with a greater awareness. There is no magic to Burning Man: there are those who listen and those who continue to sit in their comfort zone, the same as those who from home point fingers with their two bit sarcasm.
The moment when the Man burns is certainly one of the most contemporary and modern tribal experiences I’ve ever witnessed, it’s like being at the centre of a big blockbuster; but where the characters are no longer Ben Hur or gladiators!
On the Monday 70,000 people left Black Rock City and on the ground there wasn’t even a crumb .. only the footprints of those who had been there, which the wind will take care to remove all traces of.
Thanks to everyone who made this experience so special. Thanks Jan, Anton, Amanda, Eduardo, Michelly, Tara, Chris, Reagan, Martinik, Susan, Rachel, Jonathan, Laura, Benjamin, Jason, Andrew, Ko, Behrouz, Eugenia, all the people with whom I had a conversation, and of course Brian Eno and Peter Gabriel! Danila, Rita and all my family.
My set at Robot Heart is dedicated to Pierluca Rossi, you too were in Black Rock City.
Art: IDENTITY AWARENESS UNION – Shane M. Pitzer
A 13′ tall steel question mark at a 10 degree slant and is held up by a 7′ human form. A female form embraces the human form. The idea is to evoke the question of how relationships and others affect our identity.
The original of Lumière Sombre was released in October last year. Now the remixes have landed and we got a great diverse little package for you including Luca Bacchetti’s Endless Remix which takes the track to new height.
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