Luca M


The dance scene in Romania has a growing reputation as a thriving source of talented DJs and producers who are creat ing t heir own int erpret at ions of t he electronic music blueprint. One of the most talked about names t o emerge recent ly is Luca M who has an impressive series of productions to his name already as well as increasing demand for his DJ skills. 2013 looks set to be the year when Luca steps into the spotlight in a major way.Luca Madalin-Alexandru, to use his full name, has had a passion for electronic music from an early age. By the time he was 15, this passion had transformed itself into his first attempts at making music, a skill he quickly mastered. At this stage he had no thoughts about becoming a DJ, but as support for his productions grew, it was the logical next step. It quickly turned into something Luca loved just as much as making music.Luca acquired his production skills through patience and determination starting with the most basic of equipment. At times it was a steep learning curve, but as his confidence and technique grew, he began to forge his own distinctive style. Beginning in 2008 with releases on local Romanian labels such as Sintope Digital, and Italian labels like Italo Business and 303Lovers, it wasn’t long before more established imprints began requesting tracks. Significant releases include ‘Grumpli’ on Starlight Unlimited, ‘Pufarine’ on Area Remot e, ‘Habarnam’ on Cr2, ‘Alinare’ on St eve Lawler’s VIVa MUSiC, ‘Peak Week’ in collaboration with JUST2 on Kit t ball, and t he ‘Principle’ EP on Carlo Lio’s Rawthentic Music. ‘Melilla’ was included on ‘Defected in the House: Miami ‘11’ mixed by DJ Chus and David Penn.In fact, Luca’s output has been nothing short of prolific with tracks and remixes across a wide selection of labels. He has also found time to launch his own label, Pamflet Music, which became the home of his debut artist album, ‘Pamflet’, released in 2010. The title is a play on the word pamphlet reflecting his time as a student; by day he would be studying, and at night laying down beats and basslines. Impressive work from an artist still in his early 20s.So what exactly gives a Luca M track its special qualit y? It ’s a dynamic combinat ion of energy and groove underpinned by a funk-fuelled bassline. This is tech house in the true sense, and the secret behind his popularity with other DJs and clubbers from dedicated house heads through to techno connoisseurs.A good time is guaranteed when Luca is on the decks. “As a DJ and producer,” he explains, “when you see people enjoying your music, you can say mission accomplished! The mission is to make people happy. It’s the most beautiful feeling, and makes me stronger and more committed to finding a way to make my music even better.” www .s o und c lo ud .c o m/ luc amo f f ic ial www .p amf le t mus ic .c o m


Tracks #1 0
Releases #1 3
Tracks in Top 10 2
Releases in Top 10 29
Tracks in Top 100 24
Releases in Top 100 127
Days in Top 100 Tracks 732
Days in Top 100 Releases 6712
These stats concerns the main Top 100 and the Top 100 for each genre. Data for tracks start on November 1st 2012, and data for releases start on January 1st 2014.