Luciano
Born in a small village in the heart of St. Croix, Luciano AKA Lucien-N-Luciano spends his frist years in switzerland, which he departs in the summer of 1988 to follow his mother´s roots to santiago, chile. Not only the distance in miles, but the distance in music cultures between these two continents intrigues and seduces the twelve year old and soon he starts to play what was going to be his very first instrument and a critical influence in his musical career – the spanish guitar.
Luciano used the guitar as a tool to learn the fundamentals of melody and rhythm, his self learnt skills were practiced in a local bands.
Surrounded by latin rhythms and rich melodies, he develops a strong curiosity for a diversity of music styles and soon after, in one of his trips back to europe, experiences the machine sounds of techn as it made waves across europe during the early years of rave culture and acid house movement.
Soon enough, he began to fusion both worlds thousands of miles apart and incorporate the sound into his own style. When a small electronic scene began to rise in chile in 1994 and at the age of 16, luciano and other chilean friends, ricardo villalbos, dandy jack aka martin schopf, adrian schopf organized and promoted several events in chile. Due the slow development of the scene such as music magazines and the appropriate clubs to play in, he decides to return to his native switzerland and in 2001and expand and explore his fascination with electronic music and sound engineering.
A year after, luciano begins to travel widely playing as a dj and live act, and ever since one can hear his melodies in clubs throughout the world. He has released on labels such as perlon, klang, transmat, mental groove, max ernst, bruchstuecke and peacefrog – not to forget cadenza, his own label. His project name lucian-n-luciano is used to portray the slower downbeat productions while the productions under his own name luciano are aimed towards pleasure on the dancefloor.
Luciano´s music is widely appreciated because of it´s graceful melodies, love for detailand colorful patterns merging into an amazing rhythm one can enjoy at ome or in a club.
Rhythms rise and fall like a gentlie tide of bubbly ocean, big string arrangements spread across vast expanses of air, while a micro burst of sound pop ut from under the smooth, texturized grooves.