LABELS: Etruria / Drumcode / Soma / Planet Rhythm
Luca Agnelli, from Tuscany (Italy), dj and producer in constant evolution, is always looking for new targets and more challenges, experimenting uncommon paths and inventing innovative languages. Eclectic, creative, curious and involving, Luca has a unique style which transmits passion and adrenaline, dreams and emotions. Techno is his sound but you can perceive his House roots.
Luca is the founder of Etruria Beat records, the label has released a lot of international producer like Slam, Truncate, Andre Kronert, TWR72, Electric Rescue, Cosmin Trg, Locked Groove, 2000 and One, Amelie Lens, Ambivalent, Farrago, Oliver Deutchmann, Dj Emerson, Bastinov, Mattias Fridell, Arnaud Le Texier, Dast, dj Tennis, Dj Sodeyama, Reform, Nikita Zabelin, Pig&Dan, Dana Ruh, and many more.
He has released music for some important labels like Drumcode, Soma, Planet Rhythm, Be as One, Safari, Truesoul, Desolat, TipTop, Kaputt, Paranoid Dancer, Labrynth, Elevate, Four Twenty, MBF, beyond of course for his Etruria beat.
In November 2016 Luca has remixed a masterpiece “Porcelain” by the legend MOBY released on Drumcode.
He has played in many important clubs and festivals around Europe like Dockyard (Amsterdam), Cocoricò (Riccione), Amnesia (Ibiza), Spazio 900 (Roma), Input (Barcelona), Fabrique (Milano), Decoded (Malaga), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Guendalina (Lecce), Boothaus (Koln), Fiesta Is (Santiago del Chile), Privilege (Ibiza), Tini (Livorno), Club Vaag (Anvers), Club Bahnhof (Koln), Cromie (Taranto), Mystic Garden (Amsterdam), Metropolis (Sofia), Steam (Athens), Altavoz (Venezia), Magazzini Generali (Milano), Thompsons Garage (Belfast), All Time Clubbing (Bucharest), Goethebunker (Essen), Metropolis (So a), Angels of Love (Napoli), Unlocked (Palermo), Panama (Amsterdam), Cavo Paradiso (Mykonos), With Love (Catania), Komplex 457 (Zurigo), Egg (London), Penelope (Madrid), Gazgolder (Moscow), Industria (Porto), City All (Barcelona), Rashomon (Roma), Mad (Losanne) and many others.
In May 2014 Luca Agnelli was also chosen by the readers of Dj Mag Italy to be protagonist of the cover story entitled with a long interview dedicated to him inside the magazine.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Ciao scatenati! I’m in Barcelona airport right now, waiting for the airplane to go back home after a great gig at Florida 135 with Ben Klock and Luigi Madonna. When I will be at home I will have my son waiting for me to do some Playstation Fifa18 football matches! After I will have a good dinner with my wife and go to sleep soon because last night I slept 3 hours only!
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases! This year I have released less tracks than 2016, but they are super hot.
My latest track is Hypericum, on Adam Beyer’s label Drumcode, a very powerful track, created to destroy every dancefloor.
During the summer I released a new ep on Etruria, named “Voltumna” with two amazing remixes delivered by Slam and Truncate, and I also did a remix for Felix Krocher on Unrilis. The year started with a strong remix for Myk Derill on Kaputt and with another ep “Methamorphosis” on Etruria with remixes by Yotam Avni and Abstract Division.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
All releases are important for my profile, each track contributes to build my way but I think that “Porcelain” remix for Moby on Drumcode and “Long Delay” on Soma gave me a great resonance and attention.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
I’m working on some new tracks , especially to do my new ep on Etruria and there are other things but I can’t tell you now.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
I love to travel, tasting new experiences with different crowds, cultures and food, each country has something to give you, and I get something from all of them. I love when the people is warm, when they follow me during the set, when I have a special feeling with them.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Dockyard (Amsterdam – Netherlands)
Guendalina (Lecce – Italy)
Resonnancia (Sao Paulo – Brazil)
Mob (Palermo – Italy)
Input (Barcelona – Spain)
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
Toms Due – Stratum (Cosmin TRG remix)
Dast – Invictus
David Meiser – String Theory
Diego Amura – Phalaina (Ben Sims remix)
H.Paul – Clement (Jake Conlon Remix)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Luca Agnelli – Hypericum
Toms Due – Stratum (Cosmin Trg remix)
SHDW & Obscure Shape – Ein Freund Fürs Leben
Jay Clarke – Perdita
TWR72 – Lavender
Deniro – Tribe
Johannes Heil – Gospel Six
Toms Due – Stratum
Slam – Conduction
Paul – Clement (Jake Conlon Remix)
Unknown – Unknown
String Theory / David Meiser
Depeche Mode – Cover Me (Ellen Allien Remix)