TOTD // 15/06 // Lucy

Published: June 15, 2017, words by Oli Katz

Luca Mortellaro is the visionary behind the imprint Stroboscopic Artefacts. Launched in 2009 when the Italian national moved to Berlin, the techno label has given a platform to a multitude of producers to showcase their work; Rrose, Kangding Ray, Perc, Eomac, Donato Dozzy, Tommy 47, Chevel, Lakker…the list goes on. It also gave Mortellaro creative space to release his own producers through Lucy, his artist alias.

Over the years he’s established himself as one of the techno greats. Lucy’s most recent single, through Italy’s hypnotic techno imprint Life & Death, is an example of his deep,  His work has also been released through Chris Liebing’s CLR and Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver and Horo. Both Bleep and The Wire have also asked him to contribute music to compilations, two tastemakers in the scene.

His music has found a permanent home in many European cities, with regular visits to renown clubs such as De School, Corsia Studios and Berghain, as well as invitations to tour the USA, Japan and Australia. He is also a mainstay on the festival circuit, playing at Club2Club, ADE and, coming up in just a few days, Glastonbury! Supporting the Horo label, he rounds off their takeover this week with a truly epic selection consisting of Brian Eno perfection, grooving house and worldly rhythms from Muslimgauze. 

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Brian Eno

I Dormienti

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“The music on the album is taken from an art installation that happened in London in 1999, where Eno collaborated with Italian sculptor Paladino. The music accompanying the reclining anthropomorphic sculpture  that are “sleeping” (I Dormienti mean “The Sleepers”) consists of a single hour long track, made by many layers of syllables and speech excerpts, piano notes and tons of reverb. Result? Submerging deeply into a lucid dream state.”
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Muslimgauze

Zindabad

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Muslimgauze is probably one of the electronic music artists that ever influenced me the most, in many sense. ‘Zindabad’ is a prime example of the reason why I consider him as a great teacher in my musical background.”
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Mark Ernestus

Niguel Groove

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“How to resume the quintessence of obsessive dance music, whatever kind that would be? With Ndagga grooooove! Techno in its own acoustic way. Or maybe Techno is the electronic way of doing what you hear in this track. Things across different cultures are more related than we (sadly enough) normally think. ”
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DJ Sotofett feat. Madteo

There’s Gotta Be A Way (Underground Mix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I am a big fan of Sotofett work, and profile in general. Listen ONLY with proper bass reproduction, in your studio, hi-fi system, good headphones, or just come to a club or festival where I am playing, as I am obsessively playing this 15 min loopy, self-referential and univariate piece of art since a while in my sets.”

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