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Ali Love x Luca C. & Brigante

Two weeks ago, Cazals announced that they were splitting to pursue each of their own musical endeavours. Daniel (lead guitar) is now pursuing Blank Space a new wave, guitar and synth driven solo project. Phil (singer) is no pursuing his own solo project he is hoping to launch in the new year. Warren and Luca C. are now part of the I Blame Coco’s live band – Coco Sumner’s (Sting’s Daughters) band. And as you all know Luca C. and Martin Dubka have been busy producing and co-writing Ali Love’s new solo album, an album I looking very forward to. It is very unfortunate that this great brit-rock band have split, a band that has been championed by Daft Punk, Andre, and Kitsune, just to name a few. I’m looking forward to all their future projects.

Luca C. has teamed up with Brigante to bring back that classic cosmic disco sound that electronic is in need of these days. The duo re-visions Ali Love’s “Diminishing Returns” as a cosmic italo acid track, 303 bassline included.

Ali Love – Diminishing Returns (Luca C. & Brigante Remix)

Download: Luca C. November 2009 Mix

Tracklist after the jump.
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Ali Love – Diminishing Returns

Ali Love – Diminishing Returns (Extended Version)

Ali Love x Luca C. x Dubka

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Luca C. & Ali Love: October 2009 Mix

Luca C. and Ali Love team up to craft this latest mix for the fall. It is a nice balance of cosmic/Italo Disco with some 90s sounding house – they even drop some Azari & III and Holy Ghost!.

Also check out Ali Love’s new single “Diminishing Returns”, here – a track that Luca co-wroteand Dubka helped out on. I love it. I am looking forward to the Azari & III remix of this track! Looking forward to the Ali Love’s new album which is also produced by Dubka and co-written with Luca. Check out Dubka’s Myspace Blog for album updates.

Download: Luca C. & Ali Love – October 2009 Mix

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Luca C. – Spangles Balearic Mix I + Carly Simon – Why (12″ Mix)

Luca C. is back with another musical history lesson. This time a Balearic Disco mix.

Download: Luca C. – Spangles Balearic Mix I

Here is an amazing collaboration, Carly Simon and Chic from the Soup for One Soundtrack, a track that Luca drops half way in his set. I can’t stop listening to this tune! I love that bassline!

Carly Simon – Why (12″ Mix)

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Luca C. Spangles Mix IV “Message from the Stars”

Yet another Disco history lesson from Luca C. I love the Pink Project cover of “Another Brick in the Wall” and The Rah Band’s “Messages from the Stars”, checkout both tracks after the jump.

Luca C. Spangles Mix IV “Message from the Stars”

The Rah Band – Messages from the Stars

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Luca C. Spangles Mixtape Vol. III

A disco/italo history lesson courtesy of Mr. Luca C.

Luca C. Spangles Mixtape Vol. III

1 – Lust – Rinder & Lewis (1978)
2 – Ooh La La – Suzy Lane (1979)
3 – Hell Dance With Me – Cappuccino (1980)
4 – Twilight Zone – Manhattan Transfer (1979)
5 – Havah Nagilah – Azoto (1978)
6 – Timewarp – The Coach House Rythm Section (1981)
7 – Disco Computer – Transvolta (1979)
8 – Love Machine – Supermax (1977)
9 – Love Machine – Claudja Barry (1978)
10 – Hills Of Katmandu – Tantra (1981)
11 – Go Bang (Francois Kevorkian Mix) – Arthur Russel (1982)
12 – Remember – Gino Soccio (1982)
13 – In Love with Love – Munich Machine (1978)

Luca C. Spangles Mixtape Vol. II
Luca C. Spangles Mixtape Vol. I

Luca C. Myspace
Spangles Myspace

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Cazals in NYC

Photo by Faith Ann Young

Cazals made their 2nd US appearance this past Thursday 11.6.08 in NYC at Hiro Ballroom with their label mates Fires of Rome. The:Hours Showcase was fantastic. Fires of Rome opened up the night and had the crowd going. Cazals came on and were super tight and left quite an impression on the crowd even though they were missing their keyboardist, once again. I was most impressed with how bombastically badass Warren the drummer is in keeping the band together. The entire rhythm section was super tight and are able to stop on a dime. Highlights of the set were “Both Sides” and “New Boy In Town”.

I hung out with boys after the show and headed to the Beatrice Inn where Luca spun a fantastic Italo Disco set. He dropped tracks like Azoto’s “San Salvador”, New Order’s “Blue Monday”, Chic’s “I Want Your Love” and of course Rick James’ “Super Freak” along with other amazing tracks from circa ’77 to ’81.
Azoto – San Salvador

Friday night Luca spun a heavy techno/fidget house set at The Annex where he apparently killed it.

Saturday night I met up with the guys and took Daniel and Luca around downtown NYC. I then met up with the rest of the guys at Le Poisson Rouge where Luca spun a great set including Federico Franchi’s “Cream” and SebastiAn’s “Motor”. We all then headed over to The Annex where Luca stepped up to the decks once again to close out the night with some electro bangers. He opened with Soulwax’s remix of Phantom Pt II which got the crowds attention. He dropped tracks like Boys Noize remix of Cuy Copy, Tiga’s remix of The Human League, Lifelike’s remix of “Somebody, Somewhere” and once again the amazing “Super Freak” by Rick James.

All the guys in Cazals and The:Hours, along with all their friends are super down to earth, chill people who all genuinely love music. They are all musical encyclopedias. Thanks to everyone at The:Hours, The Annex and the gentlemen in Cazals for showing me an awesome time. Expect a lot of great stuff from The:Hours and Cazals in the near future. Cheers 🙂

Nicky Digital x Cazals

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Cazals – Success

ALP x Luca C. of Cazals

Fantastic b-side from the Somebody, Somewhere single. Such a catchy pop tune. It will definitely put you in a good mood. They are definitely my fav band of 2008.

Cheers to Hyberbole for this find.

Cazals – Success

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Cazals: Luca C. April 2008 Mix

So I know it is already May but here is a nice little mix to close off April by Luca C, of Cazals. Their album comes out at the end of May on Kitsune so definitely be ready for that 🙂

Luca C. April 2008 Mix
Luca C. April 2008 Mix (zshare)

1. DVNO (Justice Remix) – Justice
2. 11h30 (Luca C. Edit) – Danger
3. Somebody, Somewhere (Lifelike dub) – Cazals
4. Lights and Music (Boys Noize Birthday Mix) – Cut Copy
5. Fancy Footwork (Guns n’Bombs mix) – Chromeo
6. Wet and Wild (Midnight Juggernauts mix) – Kim
7. Pins – Alex Metric
8. Pardon Garcon – Autokratz
9. New York Style (Funk in the Punk Club Mix) – ATFC ft. AVH
10. Delboys Revenge – The japanese popstars
11. Technick – Zoo Brazil
12. Talake – Dusty Kid
13. My Head (Para One Remix) – Boys Noize

Cazals Myspace

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