Barcelona relocated Tuscan native Luca Bacchetti has risen to notoriety through releases on Wagon Repair and Ovum records and more recently through the activity of his own music and lifestyle brand Hideout. Ahead of his headline slot here this Sunday, The WYS! crew caught up with him to discuss his recent exploits and to introduce his WYS! Promo Mix for our blog.
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Hi Luca, What have you been up to recently?
LB: Most recently I’ve been really busy working on some new releases. I’ve been feeling the need to work on own production instead of remixes to keep things interesting for me. I’m really happy with how it’s been going and hope you feel it when I release it in the Autumn. Studio time and touring with Hideout has been keeping me pretty busy at the moment - got a lot on my plate!
Tell us a little about how Hideout came about, you’ve described it as being more than just a music label, and your website boasts interesting divisions such as style detecting and video art, can you tell us a bit more about these and other upcoming projects?
LB: Exactly, that’s what the label is about - when you're passionate about something it becomes more than work, your working life and personal life end up being one and the same thing. Hideout is a way of life for us and everything we like becomes HIDEOUT. In terms of specific releases, there’s lots coming from Davide & Guti, as well as my new EP and some new artists that will be announced soon.
How do you manage your time, between touring, running the label and making music, do you try to prioritise anything at any point?
LB: Touring takes up so much time and there’s not much time to stop and relax worked into my schedule, but I try to find time to enjoy nature which is always a source of inspiration for me.
You’ve mentioned that you love to travel, how do you feel this ties into your creative work, do you take any influences from places you’ve been to?
LB: Travelling is essential for me, it may sound selfish but when I travel alone I get the most out of it - it's when I'm alone and see everything flow by that I can tune into my own personal trip.
It’s not necessarily about being on a beautiful beach in South Australia or riding the Metro in NYC, inspiration can come on a night flight over the Pacific while listening to music. Lots of these experiences have gone on to inspire me later in the studio. It’s difficult to explain how images turn into music it’s a really personal process, even the title of a song can help evoke a feeling. Lately South America’s been a particularly big inspiration, it’s such a passionate place.
One of the advantages of working with digital technology is the ability to create and distribute things quickly and to a wide audience, however this also increases the amount of work out at any one time. What approach do you take towards making your work unique whilst still being accessible?
LB: Thankfully technology also helps manage the sheer volume of work but it's the human factor, being motivated and keeping on top of things that makes the real difference here.
And lastly, what advice would you give to people thinking about starting a career in music but are unsure of the industry’s future. Do you have any encouraging words to share?
LB: It’s hard to give out specific advice, all I can really say is that I think it’s really important to follow that little voice you have inside.
01 Radiohead - Little By Little [ Caribou Remix ] Ticket Tape
02 Space Ranger - Plastic Romance [ MCDE Dub ] - Lovemonk
03 Azuni - Feel It feat. Bolo - Quintessentials
04 Alessio Mereu - Perfect Lover - Aman
05 Shlomi Aber - NY Dreamer [ Alix Alvarez Remix ] - Ovum Recordings
06 Dj Wild - Dance Until I Die [ Lauhaus Remix ] - Soweso
07 Agaric & Michael Stavostrand - Gettued ft. Vealchop - We Are
08 Timos, Paris Liamis - Hey Hoe ft. Julian Smith - Sonido
09 Anthony Collins - Don't Look Down Now [ Roman Flugel Remix ] - Curle Recordings
10 Lee Curtiss - Black Door Beauty [ Dyed Soundorom Remix ] - Spectral Sound
11 Danny Daze - Your Everything ft. Lousahhh! - Hot Creations
12 Tuccillo - Without U - 20:20 Vision
13 Argy - Unreliable Virgin [Tim Green Remix] - Cocoon
14 Davide Squillace & Guti - That Ginger Ponytail - Hideout Music
15 Gotan Project - Santa Maria [ Luca Bacchetti Edit ] - Ya Basta!
16 Mathias Kaden ft. Gjaezon - Jackathon - Get Physical
17 Tripmastaz - Monitor Blind - Real Tone
18 Matthias Tanzmann - Operations - Gargo Edition
19 Ame, Amampondo - Ku Kunjani [ Version 1 ] - Innervisions