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BEST NEW MIXES FROM NOVEMBER 2018

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Music digging on SoundCloud in November was quite fruitful. Here are the mixes that we enjoyed listening the most. As you got used to it, we covered a wide spectrum of electronic music ranging from ambient to jungle and everything in between. Put your headphones and get ready for the journey.

Luca Bacchetti – sunset set at Playground, Burning Man 2018

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by Gilles Wasserman

Luca Bacchetti talks ‘Arkitekt 02′

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Late last year Arkitekt debuted its new self-titled compilation series with tech house general, Robert Dietz. Earlier this month the series returned, this time with an artist who might test boundaries a little more that Robert would– Luca Bacchetti.

The double-disc gave Luca a chance to explore beyond the dance floor. He explains below how he approached the project by contemplating the relationship between music and color– starting at one end of the spectrum and reaching out and maneuvering around until he found him self with the double-disc for Arkitekt.

From “Another Earth” to Luciano’s “Dance Unity”, the Italian selector carefully sets up loops and EQ techniques to weave together all sorts of sounds that defy conventional mixing. In his own words, “To tell the truth I don’t see it in terms of risks: I follow my instinct and here I only used my imagination to establish different criteria for mix these CDs.”

Buy Luca Bacchetti’s Arkitekt 02 on Beatport.

Hello Luca, thanks for joining us again on mybeatFix. Where are you writing to us from today? How’s the weather?

Today I’m on the Isola d’Elba in Italy, the place where my mother comes from, for three days off– something that happens very rarely. The weather is fantastic!

The press release to the Arkitekt mix stated something we listeners, most of the time, take for granted– a DJ’s ability (in this case, yours) to mix and layer tracks that wouldn’t usually “work” for other DJs. In my opinion, this in one of the true indicators of a DJ’s actual ability to… DJ. Where would you say your willingness to put together risky mixes comes from?

To tell the truth I don’t see it in terms of risks: I follow my instinct and here I only used my imagination to establish different criteria for mix these CDs. I like risks and have always taken them, especially on the dance floor where you can always look me in the face. There’s always that moment when you can leave the dance floor — it’s that moment when I like to “impose” something that I think is really good and absolutely want you to hear .. if I do it at just the right time I give the audience a “memory” which is what will survive from the experience.

In the end what else do we give other than memories? This is where the risk comes into play.

I imagine licensing eventually plays a big part in putting together a high profile mix like this one. However, before you had to worry about legalities, were there any tracks you felt you needed to include?

Unfortunately due to time constraints, or release dates, sometimes it’s impossible to obtain certain licenses. For this CD I wasn’t able to include Vondelpark – “California Analog Dream”, Robag Wruhme’s remix, and a track by Rober del Naja, “Battle Box”, which I think is one of the best records this year. I would have liked to put it as the opening track.

How did you go about sequencing the songs? Did you have a general direction you wanted to go in?

The two discs follow a path which probably would have been different had it been a club set. For these I thought of what a DJ set would be in terms of color. Often I imagine different colors for different tracks, according to their sound. So this compilation has a different conception because although inspired by the club scene, you will be listening to it in other settings. Therefore its construction is based on different criteria: those of colors. Whereas the first disk begins with deep tones which transform into a rich palette of bright colours, the second disk is more introspective with even deeper tones. It’s as if from within the color spectrum I start from green as the centre, to then set off and explore the opposites.

I haven’t seen an over abundance of mixes from Luca Bacchetti. What made mixing Arkitekt attractive to you?

This is my second mix compilation, I found it interesting because I had complete freedom of movement: an essential condition for me to accept this kind of project. Next time I want to try something more eclectic .. to go beyond dance and create communication between different worlds .. notice that one of the tracks on the latest Flying Lotus album is a modern rendition of Miles Davis’ “On The Corner”?

What are some mixes from some of your peers or predecessors that you remember really enjoying?

I have to say that some of the mixes from the Fabric series are really good, I also really love Late Night Tales .. just recently I found Masterpiece by Carl Craig to be exceptional.

Besides the sophomore Arkitekt mix, what else do you have going on now? I know you’re living mostly on the road, but spending any time in Ibiza? Have you been able to enjoy any good parties so far this summer?

It’s a very prolific time, in a few weeks the remix of “No Man’s Land” will be released for Riva Starr. The dub version is on the compilation, but you’ve got to hear the vocal! Carmen Consoli’s voice is pure passion. Then in the Autumn I have a remix on All Day I Dream (Lee Burrige’s label) and my new single out on ENDLESS .. Gigs mainly in Europe, of course I’ll be in Ibiza on 31st August at Sankeys (Flying Circus), September and October USA and Asia.

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Arkitekt 02: Luca Bacchetti

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The second Arkitekt compilation comes from Luca himself!! Focusing on the more forward thinking strains of house and techno, the Arkitekt mandate gleefully plunders the underground elements of modern dance music culture.

Owner of Endless, the DJ / producer made swift business of spreading his signature twists and musical turns through myriad productions and remixes released on labels such as Ovum Recordings, Crosstown Rebels, Wagon Repair, Culprit, Saved, Be As One, Defected, Hideout, Sci+Tec and Supernature. Additionally, he’s accrued a host of accolades including a nod from Beatport as best artist in 2008 that confirmed Luca’s status as an industry leader. As a DJ, Bacchetti’s style is incomparable, showcasing his unique ear for selection and a rare ‘voice’ to which he adds a sexiness uncommon amongst his peers. Equally versed at moving a dark basement club to fits of revelry as he is to casting a deep shadow across a sunny beach party, the breadth and depth of sources from which Luca culls his sets astounds constantly. It is this duality of emotion that interests the DJ and inspires his work on his many releases.

This ethos is clearly reflected in his Arkitekt mix alongside informed recognition of key artists, imprints and sounds. Tracks from Isolée, Culoe De Song, Tale Of Us, Mathew Jonson, Luciano, sit with remixes from Ewan Pearson, Carl Craig, Four Tet, alongside releases on labels Ghostly International, Ninja Tune, Innervisions, Crosstown Rebels and Endless. In the wrong hands it could go dangerously off track, but Luca’s skill in selecting and weaving records together not only guides the overall mix but emphasises each individual track’s qualities. Luca features three of his own productions over the two mixes, with ‘California’ – exclusive to Arkitekt – closing off the album.

 

 

“The chance to mix a double CD for Arkitekt has given me the opportunity to capture a photo of this moment in my life through two distinct paths, with as many facets and colours as possible, without being conditioned by a specific stylistic constraint. The right context for a classic DJ Set is the Club; but this CD has a different concept because although inspired by the club scene, you will be listening to it in other settings. Therefore its construction is based on different criteria: those of colours. Whereas the first disk begins with deep tones which transform into a rich palette of bright colours, the second disk is more introspective with even deeper tones. It’s as if from within the colour spectrum I start from green as the centre, to then set off and explore the opposites.” Luca Bacchetti – June 2013

 

Release Date: 15th July 2013
Format: CD / Digital
Cat No: AKT002CD

ARKITEKT RECORDINGS

“One Kiss” Luca Bacchetti Remix out today on Beatport.

Fathers Of Sound – One Kiss Incl. Luca Bacchetti + Italoboyz & Blind Minded Remixes

It was 1993 when the former duo of Fathers of Sound, Gianni Bini & Fulvio Perniola, brings to lights their own vision of ‘One Kiss’ by Pacha, a huge track destinated to be remembered over the years as one of the “standing track” of the ’90′s : thanks to the stunning solo guitar over an hypnotic baseline, this track was also responsable for makin’ the duo one of the most prolific producers and remixers of that period especially in UK.

20 years later they decide to cover the original remix who still played today by some icons as Ricardo Villalobos and, in order to give a new interpretation to the song, we take on board our close friends Luca Bacchetti and Italoboyz that teamed up with Mind Blinded.

All those guys need no introduction,as you all know what they do.

Luca Bacchetti (fresh from his latest releases on his own Endless Records, Culprit and the smashing “Bloom ep” on Saved) made a brilliant remix ready to burn any dancefloor around the globe, adding some killers grooves and percussions a la Planet E style and makin’ a sure floor filler for any big audience space.

The second remix, is made by our local heroes, the Italoboyz, waving the success of their own new record label, Superfiction Recordings.
In collaboration with their teammy Blind Minded, they’re presenting a loopy- techno interpretation, which underlines at full their analogue spirit of their new imprint.
The result is a 10 minutes moogerfooger-808ing winding trip that embraces you in a start-stop-re-start dynamic journey, which is surely to cause severe dancefloor shaking worldwide.

New remix out february 2013.

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Fathers Of Sound – One Kiss Incl. Luca Bacchetti + Italoboyz & Blind Minded Remixes

It was 1993 when the former duo of Fathers of Sound, Gianni Bini & Fulvio Perniola, brings to lights their own vision of ‘One Kiss’ by Pacha, a huge track destinated to be remembered over the years as one of the “standing track” of the ’90′s : thanks to the stunning solo guitar over an hypnotic baseline, this track was also responsable for makin’ the duo one of the most prolific producers and remixers of that period especially in UK.

20 years later they decide to cover the original remix who still played today by some icons as Ricardo Villalobos and, in order to give a new interpretation to the song, we take on board our close friends Luca Bacchetti and Italoboyz that teamed up with Mind Blinded.

All those guys need no introduction,as you all know what they do.

Luca Bacchetti (fresh from his latest releases on his own Endless Records, Culprit and the smashing “Bloom ep” on Saved) made a brilliant remix ready to burn any dancefloor around the globe, adding some killers grooves and percussions a la Planet E style and makin’ a sure floor filler for any big audience space.

The second remix, is made by our local heroes, the Italoboyz, waving the success of their own new record label, Superfiction Recordings.
In collaboration with their teammy Blind Minded, they’re presenting a loopy- techno interpretation, which underlines at full their analogue spirit of their new imprint.
The result is a 10 minutes moogerfooger-808ing winding trip that embraces you in a start-stop-re-start dynamic journey, which is surely to cause severe dancefloor shaking worldwide.

ENDLESS podcast #1

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This is the first episode of ENDLESS podcast, a 80 minutes journey through electronic, jazz, experimental, dub, ambient, hip hop and rock music!

Tracklisting

1 Jimi Hendrix – And The Gods Made Love
2 Tim Toh – He Is A Dancer
3 Jessie Ware – No To Love Ewan Pearson’s Negative Capability” Remix
4 Caribou – Jamelia DJ Koze’s Alarmclock Remix
5 Miles Davis – Black Satin
6 Tycho – Hours
7 Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
8 Mos Def – Brooklyn
9 Sun Ra – Celestial Road
10 Santana – Evil Ways
11 Spirit – Fresh Garbage
12 Thievery Corporation – Is It Over?
13 Ian Pooley – CompuRhythm
14 Mathew Jonson – New Identity
15 Burial – Kindred
16 Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are Fout Tet Remix
17 Peter Gabriel – Mercy Street


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