Born in a small village in the heart of St Croix, Luciano aka Lucien-N-Luciano spent his first years in Switzerland. The summer of 1988 saw him leave Switzerland to follow his mothers’ roots to Santiago, Chile. Not only the distance in miles, but the distance in music cultures between these two continents intrigued and seduced the twelve year old and soon he starts to play his very first instrument and a critical influence in his music career - the Spanish guitar.
Luciano used the guitar as a tool to learn the fundamentals of melody and rhythm, his self taught skills were practiced in local bands. Surrounded by Latin rhythms and rich melodies, he develops a strong curiosity for a diversity of music styles. Soon after, in one of his trips back to Europe, Luciano experienced the mechanical sounds of techno as it made waves across Europe during the early years of rave culture and acid house.
Soon enough, he began to fuse 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, 16 year old Luciano and other Chilean friends, Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack aka Martin Schopf and Adrian Schopf organized and promoted several events in Chile. Due to the slow development of the scene in Santiago and the lack of elements that would support the scene such as music magazines and the appropriate clubs to play in, he decides to return to his native Switzerland in 2001, expanding and exploring his fascination with electronic music and sound engineering.
A year after Luciano begins to travel widely playing as a DJ 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 Lucien-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 its graceful melodies, love for detail and colourful patterns merging into an amazing rhythm one can enjoy at home or in a club. Rhythms rise and fall like a gentile tide of bubbly ocean, big string arrangements spread across vast expanses of air, while a micro burst of sound pop out from under the smooth, texturized grooves.