Welcome to our new occasional series of interviews with Selador artists…
#1 – Steve Parry chats to Luke Brancaccio.
Well as you know Luke, We wanted to start a new series of Selador interviews where one Selador artist interviews another, who then interviews another and so on. We thought it would be a good way for us all in the Selador family to connect and also do things a little differently. So no pressure, as you’re up first…
S – Well as you know Luke, We wanted to start a new series of Selador interviews where one Selador artist interviews another, who then interviews another and so on. We thought it would be a good way for us all in the Selador family to connect and also do things a little differently. So no pressure, as you’re up first…
S- Obviously these are very crazy times, so we have to talk about them first – so how have you been keeping yourself busy? (keep it clean please!). i know you had ordered a fancy new synth, has it arrived yet? Have you been making music? Making DJ mixes? What else have you been doing, as I know that you’re a bit of a fidget who cant keep still at the best of times…
L – Apart from the obvious because I have to ‘keep it clean’ (spoil sport) I have been diving head first into my new Moog Subsequent 37, it’s an absolute monster and has been frying my brain, I find it hard to learn new tricks as my brain in properly lazy unlike my body but I’m absolutely loving it. Has really helped kill some time. I have also been doing a load of mixes and started my own solo project which is long over due. I can never keep still which is really difficult in times like these.
S – What do you think will change with peoples attitudes, clubland, music or in general life once this crazy epidemic is over?
L – Although there has been a lot of horrid behaviour with the panic buying and hoarding, there has also been an overwhelming sense of community and people really looking out for each other which has been very prominent in the music community, I really hope and think this will carry on after this has passed. I think music and clubland will have more of an appreciation of actual punters as they are the ones getting us through these hard times.
S – I see you’ve lined up a mini Argentinian tour once we are all allowed back out and about again, how is the DJ diary? Have you had to postpone/cancel a lot of gigs?
L – Yeah very excited about that and looks like it could turn in to a rather big tour if everything sorts itself out. I had to cancel all my gigs which was awful but obviously necessary. I’m not one to dwell so I’m over it now and enjoying the time making music
S – Every Dj and the dog (or cat in your case) seems to be doing live streams. What are your thoughts of them, and any plans to do anything like this yourself?
L – I love them, it also is bringing everyone together as much as it is possible. Quite funny we have all become bedroom DJs again though 😂
S – Talk to us about Selador, we were delighted when we first got some demos from you, and then signed tracks from your good self. What made you choose us as a label to send demos to?
L – I could never resist Steve Parry’s beautiful blue eyes, mesmerising. I love what you guys have been doing and you only seem to get better and better with age (that’s in looks as well). The calibre of artist you have in insane and I love the way you champion the little guy as well. It’s as good as any major league label. It is a major league label.
S – Apart from ourselves, which labels are on your ‘hit list’ of labels you want to release music on?
L – So many, I literally almost signed to Fryhide recently which would have been amazing except for a slight conflict of interest but I had the the contract in my hand, also Crosstown Rebels got in touch about signing a tune but I had signed a few days before to someone else. Both of those labels are on my bucket list, Innervisions is another.
S – You’ve been working with Cyperpunx lately and to great effect, signing several cuts to to Bedrock, have you got more unreleased stuff with them? and how di that collab come about?
L – We are currently working on a few things together. I’ve known the guys forever, I used to live with the one that does the vocals in a house in a graveyard, it was an absolute shit show of carnage but we have all grown up now…. we’ll kinda
S – You’re tending to make lots of collaborations, Is it something you feel more comfortable doing?
L – I much prefer working with other people, I get bored easily and I like the shits and giggles that come with working with others, I can do everything myself but until recently have backed off from working on my own but this year I’m going to spend half the time on my solo project. Very exciting.
S – Your good lady Kiki has featured on vocals for many of your tracks including our collaboration ‘Control machine’, have you had her singing / taking non stop lately for new vocals? Or has she been working lots with her day job?
L -Kiki and I, along with Gai Barone are working on an album together which is very exciting. Also our new tune ‘Monsters’ is out on Bedrock on the 3rd of April. Working with her is great because when you have a vocal you can get away a lot less musically and she has a fantastic voice. I’m sure she will say different than me as I can be a bit difficult to work with at times 😬
S – What else is in the pipeline musically for you?
L – Tons of stuff, solo project, the album (which is going to be on a huge label that I can’t reveal at the moment), tours etc etc. The future is looking good if we don’t all get the lurgy
S – What tracks or artists are you really liking at the moment?
L – I’m loving Doppel at the moment. There are so many bad ass producers out there it’s ridiculous. Check out Dopples remix of ‘Raindance’ it’s huuuge!
S – When are we making another new tune together? (ducks and hides as you’ve been trying to a date down for ages!)
L – Do not get me bloody started, you may have beautiful blue eyes but that’s taking the biscuit 🍪 xx
S – Thanks Luke for being first up in our new Selador , your turn to be question master next, pick your artist and get thinking of some questions!