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Luca Bernabei (MothLab Recordings)
Luca Bernabei is well known as one of the most productive Djs in the centre of Italy. His musical experience starts as a drum player and since the early 90’s he begins his experimental path as a Dj in the dance music scenery. In 1992 Luca launches the “Fast Group”, one of the first italian organization teams of raves and parties.
In the meantime, from 1994 till 1997, he becomes dj resident by the most important progressive music clubs in Tuscany: Ashram, Paradise, Tendenza, Blue Kaos. In 1995 Luca creates “Music Priority” based in Florence till 2000. MP becomes one of the best rave parties organization group in collaboration with european masters as Sound Conspiracy from England, Okupè and Mutoid from France, Livello 57 from Bologna/Italy. MP also joins the Technival Festival. From 2000 to 2003 Luca starts to work with the label Urban Mantra Records in Florence, producing the vinyl tracks “Techno Respect” and “932 s.l.m.”, he joins the Urban Mantra Festivals, he organizes “Florence Play Techno” and as well the first national “Street Parade” in Florence (2002). In the same year Basic.ch, a Swiss web-radio, starts broadcasting his live sets.
In the year 2004 he turns his dj-ing from vinyl to one of the most important digital mixing softwares: Traktor (Native Instruments). Tracks, productions, samples and effects take then part into Luca’s sets, developing an extremely accurate, harmonic, quality tech-house/techno performance. He becomes a minimal techno/tech-house composer, getting Avid Pro-Tools and Ableton Live certifications by “Percorsi Audio” the only Apple, Ableton and Avid certified training center in Italy, where Luca is also a Dj-ing trainer. In 2010, together with producers, musicians, Vjs, visual designers and video editors Luca creates MothLab, a contemporary culture project, a combination of electronic music and visual arts. MothLab means events production, live djsets, live concerts of electronica bands, real time videos, live vj-ing, mapping and video editing.
In 2011 he launches MothLab Recordings, a digital label based primarily on techno/tech-house, electronica and dance music, spreading an interconnection between the European background of Techno and Electronica sounds and the new creations from the American underground music industry.
Luca is a dj, a producer, a party organizer, he brings MothLab on tour, especially in New York: Bar 13, Sullivan Room, Open House, Karma Lounge just to name a few. Since 2010 his sets are broadcasted on Galileo Radio Show on Proton Radio. Luca's productions in 2011/2012: “The Young Laundry Ep”, “A small Zoo In My Mind Ep”, “MothMan EP”, “Miss Hankey Ep” - Tracks: “The Fourtheenth Science” (Borders Ep-Various Artists) , “Patterns” Remix (Patterns Ep-MAKr), “Heaven” (Luca Bernabei Remix) - Labels: MothLab Recordings, Bavaria Recordings, Muenchen, Electro Superstar, Dance All Ways Digital, Hero In My Hood, Audiofase Recordings.
SAM JASPERSOHN (Jyre Records)
As label owner, DJ and visual artist at Jyre Records, Sam Jaspersohn seeks to create, inspire and visualize through music.
Growing up in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont, Jaspersohn fell in love with electronic music and bands such as Daft Punk, the Chemical Brothers and Massive Attack. Later, he was introduced to artists including Sasha, John Digweed, and Damian Lazarus. He began recording his own house and techno music at age fifteen, and discovered his gift for creating fresh sounds and beat patterns—a talent that has shaped his signature style.
Jaspersohn has a restless, imaginative mind—and he channels that vivid chaos and bright turmoil into his creative endeavors. The result is Jyre Records: founded on the principle that music and visual arts are spiritually connected, mutually inspiring, and not to be separated. Expect an evolving sound that embraces warmth and darkness from Jyre Records and its artists.
A resident of New York City for 7 years, Jaspersohn was most recently guest DJ for NYC’s Momentum and Rite of Wednesday’s parties. He also was a recent guest on Electronic Rhythm’s weekly live video podcast.
Jaspersohn studied drawing at Regent's College in London and graduated with a degree in painting from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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