Everyone comes from somewhere, but some people wear the cities they’re from like badges of honour. Drop the Lime is Luca Venezia, one of those people whose identity is intrinsically connected to his hometown – New York City.
And while many have only just heard of the magic of Drop The Lime, Luca has been honing his craft for years. From humble beginnings in a gospel choir to a childhood obsession with 50s rock’n’roll, the 27-year-old has been experimenting with sound for years. His influences range from Brian Eno to rockabilly (he’s well known for his 50s doo wop and soul sets) to Sonic Youth to Wu Tang. He’s also been running the influential New York club night and label Trouble & Bass since 2006.
As Luca says himself – “Having a crew from NYC behind you, pushing the sound you produce, is essential in creating a movement. We’re all producers and DJs so sometimes we’ll collaborate on production – or I’ll have one of them help out with one of my basslines – since they understand my sound better than anyone else.”
Drop The Lime has worked with Crookers and remixed tracks for Armand Van Helden, as well as releasing on such high-profile labels as Mad Decent and the sadly now defunct Institubes, as Curses!, with the 2009 hit The Deep End.
London’s superclub Fabric also gave Drop The Lime a club residency in 2008, as well as choosing him to mix the 53rd instalment of the Fabriclive series.
He has remixed tracks for artists as diverse as Armand Van Helden, Robyn, Moby, and Rex the Dog, as well as recent newcomers Femme En Fourrure, Wafa and Creep.
We’re certain his signature brand of beats and bass will provide us with a hot and sweaty summer night you won’t forget.