Whimsical Techno

Luciano (aka Lucien Nicolet) is one of electronic music's most beloved new producers. His recent epic remix of M83's "Teen Angst" has given him a wider audience, and if there is any justice, he'll go wider still. Luciano has kept a heavy work schedule, from relaunching the Cadenza label to playing extended DJ sets at festivals like this years Mutek festival. It was there he stepped in when his Sense Club partner Ricardo Villalobos failed to show and threw down a kind of statement set of shake-fisting, aggro-micro strength.

Over the years, he's maintained a level of consistency in his remixes and collaborations so that if you see his name alongside another, it's probably worth picking up. Consider his Amelie remix from early-on in his career:

Yann Tiersen - "Amelie (Luciano Remix)"

Shimmering, metallic, chimey trance music that bounces around a club. Yann Tiersen, like most of Luciano's source material, has a sense of melody that can be lifted right into our Chilean's fluffy static. By the end of the song, you're swaying in pulses.

The song can also be found (in much higher fidelity) on his remarkable live mix CD. It's the one that looks like a box of q-tips:

Brilliant idea, that. And the sound within, of course, is forward-thinking club music of the highest order.


Blogger mfg said...

The guy is unstoppable. His new Vegetable Orchestra remix is ridiculously minimal, and I can't wait to hear his upcoming Robag rework.

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