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Elizabeth Mallalieu, New York - United States - on 3/1/14
Italian DJ/producer Luca Bacchetti has had a very busy year. Currently based in Barcelona, he has played in Miami, New York, Athens, Paris, and more in the last month alone. Now, he's heading to Mexico for two special shows at The BPM Festival - All Day I Dream on January 4th at Mamita's during the daytime and his own ENDLESS + Surface showcase on January 11th at Lost in Playa at night. We had a chance to catch up with Luca ahead of his journey to Playa del Carmen to chat about why he loves the festival so much, what guests can look forward to at his performances this year, his bond with Lee Burridge and All Day I Dream, and what he has in store for 2014.
In your own experience, what separates the BPM Festival from all the others you've played at? What have been some of your festival highlights from the past? I have to say that the Mexico is one of the countries I love the most, and it was also where I was first called to when I started to play overseas, so the decision to organize BPM in Mexico was a trump card for the organizers who are such a beautiful family. The locations are unique. You want to talk about the food? And then where else in the world can you hang out on the beach in January? The parties and the line ups are the best on the clubbing scene... the vibe is special. What more do you want?
You will be bringing ENDLESS to BPM this year on January 11th for its showcase debut along with Surface. What can guests expect from the party? It’s the first ever ENDLESS showcase. It was my wish to start with BPM which is also the first festival of the year. I’ve known Halo and Hippie for a long time and suggested we join forces together for this event. We will also have Alix Alvarez, Signal Flow, Marasco, and Jon Dadon from Lovelife... an Italian/West Coast mix! Musically it will be very interesting! Lost in Playa is a new club with a serious sound system!
Your remix for Maher Daniel and Joan Charnis' "Lonely Stars In Open Skies" is out on All Day I Dream, and you'll be playing at the ADID BPM showcase on January 4th. How did your friendship with Lee Burridge start? What are you looking forward to most about the event? I have a very special memory relating to Lee. At the beginning I wondered how it was possible to play all around the world like that, he was spinning like a top. I was just starting out and he was already a legend. I learned the meaning of the word globetrotter thanks to him! As fate would have it, soon after, I too became a globetrotter in my own right with him a great supporter of my releases. Not long ago he asked me to do something for the label. In the end, the right opportunity came up; the original song of Maher and Jon conjured up a world with which I knew I could do something special, so I took some time over it. All Day I Dream and ENDLESS have a very similar vision, so I really enjoyed it. It’s a perfect piece for the party, an emotional journey, sensual without giving up the groove! All this support from Dixon, Ame, Art Department really surprised me… so for All Day I Dream at BPM I’m preparing a special set. So excited!
You recently played with our friends at Flying Circus at Sankeys NYC and Treehouse Miami. What were those experiences like? It's always nice to see friends' projects take flight. I started playing with Audiofly at the first Flying Circus six years ago, and now it's great to see that it’s become a consolidated brand. Both dates were exceptional, especially NYC. I really think that this summer Flying Circus had the best line ups in Ibiza.
You've had a busy month playing all across the globe in Miami, Athens, Paris, New York (Sankeys), and more. What have been some of your December touring highlights? Absolutely New York!! It was a great date! Sankeys NYC is dope!! I am very tied to NYC and as usual it did not disappoint!
What producers have been impressing you lately? Will we hear them on Endless? There are many interesting producers in circulation, it’s a really difficult choice. The next release on ENDLESS is from Alix Alvarez and it’s fantastic! Then Marasco, a producer based in Maui, Hawaii, and some other surprises. One day I would see on ENDLESS people like Soulphiction, Ame, Mathew Jonson and H-Foundation of whom I’m a really big fan! I have a never ending list.
What else can we look forward to seeing from you in 2014? With ENDLESS, we are working on the next party to be held during WMC 2014. Regarding my releases, I have many open projects as well as new remixes. There will be a series of releases that I'm very happy about. Over the past two years, the pleasure of being in the studio has increased, leading me to explore new sounds. Apart from all that, I'll see y’all around as usual! Happy New Year to everyone!
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