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Episode 41 – Luca Bernabei

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Luca Bernabei is one of many under the MothLab.net production project umbrella. In NYC for the MothLab New Yorker Tour, Luca comes straight to Altruist Recordings Studio right after his flight from his home country of Italy. Joined by worldwide manager Romina Carotti on this U.S. visit, she gives us more details into the collective of Mothlab. We are happy to have them on the broadcast and excited to catch their upcoming events in the city.

MothLab is a production project developed into the electronic music and visual art sceneries, born to expand the different strengths of its co-founder and partners. A collective of Producers, Musicians, DJs, Video Editors, VJs, Sound Engineers and Web Designers decided to collaborate globally between Italy and New York, working on a unique purpose: the mixed-media arts process. For this reason it can be considered an Italian/American sound and visual growth plan.

MothLab means electronic music and event productions, live djsets, live concerts of electronica bands, real time videos, live vjing, compositing and mapping. MothLab is totally indipendent in art direction, audio/visual installations, graphic and visual design, music and video production, post production and promotion.

MothLab Recordings is the soul and the major goal of MothLab’s contemporary project. It is a digital label based primarily on electronica and dance music, spreading an interconnection between the European background of Techno sounds and new creations from the worldwide and American underground music industry.

MothLab Recordings producers are: Luca Bernabei, Onirika, Bryant Autrey, MAKr.

You’ll find MothLab Recordings on Beatport, Junodowload, I-Tunes, djshop.de, Amazon, Musicload.de, djdownload.com, djtunes.com

Link to website: www.mothlab.net

Luca Bernabei :

dj/producer/sound engineer (Italy)

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 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.

At the same time, from 1994 till 1997, he starts an itinerary among 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, opening collaborations with european master such 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 “Urbanmantra Records” in Florence, producing the tracks “Techno Respect” and “932 s.l.m.”, he joins the Festivals planned from the label and organizes “Florence Play Techno” and the first “Street Parade” in Florence (2002). Due to the collaboration with UrbanMantra Records, a Swiss web-radio, Basic.ch, starts to broadcast Luca’s live sets.

Luca Bernabei keeps improving his methods researching new technologies, testing new hardwares, softwares, sound equipments, till the year 2004 where 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 a Luca’s set, developing an extremely accurate, harmonic, quality tech-house/techno performance. Luca Bernabei 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.

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. MothLab Recordings takes care of the electronic music productions. It is a digital label based primarily on electronica and dance music, spreading an interconnection between the European background of Techno sounds and new creations from the worldwide and American underground music industry.

Luca is a dj, a producer, a party organizer, he brings MothLab on tour mostly in Italy and in the underground clubs in New York, getting an amazing response from the clubbers crowd. Bernabei is also a Dj-ing trainer by “Percorsi Audio”, a MothLab technical partner.

Since 2010 his sets are also broadcasted on Galileo Radio Show on Proton Radio.

Romina Carotti:

manager (Worldwide)

Romina’s professional experiences have always been dealing with the organization of several kind of live performances: live music, live dancing shows, special events.

She has been travelling around Europe for ten years, working as artists and technicians coordinator of entertainment teams, therefore Romina speaks fluent english, spanish and german.

Once back in Italy, she has been collaborating with several companies, taking care about the booking and the national tour management of italian artists and bands, she has been personal assistant of different international artists and worked during the productions of big events by the stadium in Milan and in Rome.

Since 2006 Romina collaborates also with coreographers for the production and the stage management department of live dancing shows on theatrical tour in Italy.

Her passion for the club culture brought her to collaborate with cultural associations that organize electronic music parties and events.

Romina’s skills cover the production department, logistic organization, booking, promotion, tour management, artists coordination and management.

http://mothlab.net/rominacarotti.cfm

 

 

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