Luciano, I mean, Lucien-n-Luciano, errr, maybe Lucien Nicolet? Let's stick with Luciano. Naming debate behind us, this nominally confused producer sure knows his stuff. Swiss born, but Chilean bred, Luciano started djing in the mid '90s in the then quite underground South American electronic scene. Alongside the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano began exploring the genre of microhouse, also known as minimal house, an electronic genre stemming form minimal techno and glitch, while incorporating a lot of house's funkiness and melody.
1. NICOLAS JAAR
Nicolas Jaar made his debut on NY label Wolf + Lamb when he was only 17 years old. Now 21, he's released countless remixes, eight EPs, and one magnificent LP (Space Is Only Noise). Oh, he's also studying comparative literature at Brown and started his own record label and art house, Clown and Sunset. A couple months back he performed in a geodesic dome at MoMA PS1. Jaar describes his strain of minimalist house as "blue-wave." Though often too spacious for dancing, his beats are infectious and his hooks are mesmerizing. Jaar's jazz-flecked creations are emotional but not sappy, wry but not ironic, charming but not precious. Arguably, he's producing the most sophisticated works in his genre. Stream Space Is Only Noise now and get ready for his next release!
You've been going to that 46th street cave since, like, ever. The Sound Factory back step just doesn't work to Electro. Shuffling? (Yea, only in your walker!)
Jokes aside, if you like your beats dark and dirty then the unofficial place to be after this weekend's Electric Zoo is Studio 21, where Endless presents Berlin’s tech-house extraordinaire &ME.
Making his first appearance in America for nearly a year, &ME has been busy on the European club circuit, playing massive festivals like Suicide Circus and Creamfields. &ME will be supported by Eric Harary, who’s destined to be the biggest names out of Brooklyn since Tony Rohr. Eric has played along side international techno superstar Ricardo Villalobos and been featured at the best world superclubs, from Dubai to Tokyo. Offering the best of local NYC talent, Terry Nova and Damien Ford will warm up the dance floor in the same fashion of their Brooklyn rooftop parties, which have made quite a stir this summer.