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When WANARB met: Luca Lozano

Posted in Classic, House, Interviews, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2013 by Doombot

Luca Lozano is one of Britain’s finer exports to the magical land of 24 hour parties and numerous temples to the house and techno Gods commonly known as Berlin! He’s the head honcho of Klasse Recordings and former member of Zombie Disco Squad. You might remember his first release “Berlinetta” on Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird Records. Fast forward to now and Luca’s debut album ‘Life In Black And White’ is gearing up for release later this year, adding to his discography of amazing and unique EP’s and remixes.

Luca kindly took a few moments out of his busy schedule to speak to WANARB  about his recent gig at Oonst, life in Berlin, Klasse Records and some hotly tipped summer tracks!

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When WANARB Met: Louie Fresco

Posted in Deep House, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by rachaelwilliams

Louie Fresco chats to WANARB

Mexican producer Louie Fresco burst onto the scene late last year with his Donna Summer sampling track So Good released on Art Department’s Jonny White’s label No.19 Music. The subsequently (and exquisite) remix by Russ Yallop cemented him as one to watch in 2012.

Now, as he’s set to put out the second release from his new label, Mexa Records, a joint venture with his fellow countryman Jay Blakk (of Climbers), we caught up with him to chat Latin influences, Kenny G, Twinkies and more in what might be the funniest interview we’ve ever had the pleasure of conducting…

[Editor’s note: this interview took place before the death of Donna Summer. We’d like to take this moment to say big love and respect to the Queen Of Disco… you will be missed.]

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Art Department At Sónar

Posted in dj, House, mix with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2011 by rachaelwilliams

Art DepartmentHere is a short list of things I like: Barcelona, birthdays and Canadian duo Art Department. Combining these three would be something quite super-special so that the fact I didn’t is fairly gutting. Barcelona’s annual Sónar Festival fell on my birthday this year and I so desperately wanted to go. Sadly I wasn’t able to. What you’re probably saying to yourself now is Oh well that’s a bit pants, but probably not so bad ‘cos they played Saturday Lovebox recently, riiiight? Well guess what. I didn’t go to that either because I was off busy attending someone else’s birthday across the other side of the country.

Listening to this live DJ set of them playing at Sónar kills me everytime (which is a lot as I’ve had it on repeat) when I think of how that’s twice I’ve missed out in as many months. With unreleased gems like new track All Mine, and Tanner Ross’s Untitled Bside sparkling amidst current stompers such as Benoit & Sergio’s Everybody to the lovely way last year’s Bakey USTL – Tender Places is weaved in, leading on to recent track Lucky Paul feat Milosh – Thought We Were Alone (Gadi Mazrahi & Eli Gold remix); this is a stunning mix that really captures Art Department’s downtempo aesthetic. And ending with a double-shot of Maceo Plex? Joy. Pure joy. I am head over heels for this mix and have only the slightest miff that over certain tracks is a vocal to prevent people from copying them. I get why it’s been done it’s just a bit annoying when I’m getting right into the vibes. So I guess there’s only one thing for it: GO SEE ART DEPARTMENT LIVE.

Art Department – DJ Set @ W Hotel, Barcelona, Off Sónar June 2011

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