Cosmix 0.1 – Luca Cazal
Whether working with house, disco, techno or indie, Luca Cazal is a humble master and lover of music in all of its forms. Through his work with Ali Love as ‘Infinity Ink’, with Jamie Jones and Lee Foss as ‘Hot Natured’, with Brigante as ‘Luca C & Brigante’ and his previous integral part in the band ‘Cazals’, Luca’s musical interests hold no boundaries and whatever project he turns his mind to manifests in its perfection, as a true wizard’s work does.
Some musicians are born with an infinite amount of creative energy, working on solo and collaborative projects constantly with a persistent need to release the rhythms and melodies reverberating around inside their soul. Luca Cazal is one such artist, a music obsessive who works relentlessly to harness the power of the musical spirits that surround us, summoning them from the stars above, down to Earth and into the clubs.
Luca is a key member of the hugely successful Hot Natured group, two renowned duos; Infinity Ink and Luca C & Brigante, as well as the alternative project Invisible Cities. He has played a part in producing a long list of contemporary classics including ‘Morals’, ‘Tomorrow Can Wait’, ‘Games’, ‘Infinity’ and ‘Flash Of Light’ and the timeless hit ‘Benediction’. But now he is investing a large amount of time and energy into his own solo projects. Humble, driven and devoted to his craft, the focus on his solo work begins with a showcase of his diversity on an EP for one of the industry’s most influential labels, Crosstown Rebels.
As a DJ, Luca has travelled the world, playing at many of Europe’s most important club spaces including Panorama Bar, Circo Loco at DC10 and is currently in his third year as resident for Jamie Jones’ Paradise. His list of achievements also includes a slew of high-profile festival appearances; Glastonbury, Tomorrowland, Global Gathering, Hideout and Day Zero among them. Just like his production work, Luca pays close attention to detail when playing music, constantly evolving and pushing his limits. His tour schedule remains packed up until the end of 2014 and into 2015, with a firm focus on solo performances.
With ‘Cosmix 0.1′ Luca explores his own cosmic realms in a mind expanding 42 minute mix. Enjoy!
Cosmic Pineapple: Tell us about the mix –
Luca Cazal: The style of music is a mix of early 80’s electronic European music which some people may refer to as ‘cosmic disco’ and some more modern productions loosely inspired by this type of music. I’ve been interested in these kind of records for a number of years, after listening to the now legendary ‘cosmic tapes’ by Daniele Baldelli. Actually I shouldn’t call this a ‘style of music’ as it’s in fact many styles, it includes anything from afro beat, downtempo disco, rock, early new wave and many more influences. I’d like people to listen to it as a whole without really thinking about who made the music and see where it takes them.
Music is… ?
My life, my medicine and my obsession
What is your view on the state of universal consciousness?
I think it’s hard to describe what Universal Consciousness is, I would say that Universal Consciousness is the mechanism for everything and is everything, therefore we’re all part of it. I think that more and more people are starting to realise it and that can only be a positive thing.
Can you give us a cosmic quote?
“Healing is to be in the light of our own consciousness. Healing is an inner light, which exists as a natural radiance around a person. This inner light is in itself a healing force beyond words. This inner light disperses darkness, like when you light a candle in a dark room and the darkness disappears by itself. This inner light exudes a subtle influence through its mere presence. The more the light in our own consciousness is lit, the more it creates a subtle effect in the world.” – Swami Dhyan Giten
Your starsign ?
If you could do anything with a pineapple, what would you do?
I feel obliged to point out that I don’t like the taste of pineapples, I’ve also never been able to understand why people would have pineapple on pizza… Being Italian I see this almost as a sacrilege. But I do love the way pineapples look and feel. They look amazing, the shape of the whole thing, the leaves, the geometry of the rind, pineapples look so tough and impenetrable. I would love to be able to enter the plants realm and be able to hang out with them on the same level, communicate with them and live like they do. If this was possible I would have the pineapple as my protector/bodyguard in the plant World.