Producer, DJ, founder of Stroboscopic Artefacts. That’s probably how you know him. But there’s also Luca Mortellaro, a published author, experimental sound designer, and the man behind the Lucy moniker. There’s no doubt that the two are linked, but it’s certainly the hidden facets of Luca Mortellaro that are responsible for the dynamic output of Lucy.
In 2005 Lucy left his native Italy for Paris. In search of romance? Perhaps. The fact that the very first demo he ever sent was noticed by James Holden makes Lucy’s story more than romantic, it’s fit for the silver screen. As he delved deeper into electronic music Lucy made the essential move from Paris to Berlin. It was here that one of the scene’s most exciting record labels was launched: Stroboscopic Artefacts. Under Lucy’s careful curation Stroboscopic Artefacts has emerged as a platform that illuminates pioneering electronic music. The fact that the imprint has garnered such international attention shows that whatever the key to Lucy’s elusive approach is, it’s working.
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