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For today’s #MusiciInTheAir Podcast No Rush, a twenty-six-year-old DJ and producer from the Milanese suburbs, makes his debut on Villahangar. He tells: “My name is Luca and I was born in Monza. For almost 27 years, I have been living in a small village located in the province of Monza, near Milan, Italy. This is where my studio is located and where I have nurtured my passion and career in the world of music”.
With a decade of experience as a resident DJ in his hometown’s clubs, No Rush has honed his skills and developed a sound that truly represents him. His passion for electronic music production led him to study for years, both on his own and at SAE Institute Milan, where he delved deep into the art of sound creation. Introspective and depth are the fundamental keys to No Rush’s music.
About the beginning of his musical career, he says: “My journey in music began in 2011 as a PR for local nightclubs in my area. I was fascinated by the people who made it possible to party until the morning: the DJs. I began to learn from some friends and my parents gifted me my first console when I was 15. I started playing every day after school, and my passion grew until I got my first real offer as a resident DJ, a job I held for several years”.
He expertly blends analog and digital synthesizers to create a unique sound that transports listeners to another dimension. Whether he’s performing live or producing in the studio, No Rush pours his heart and soul into every beat.
Regarding his musical style today, he says: “My musical style today is an evolving phase. I feel that it is no longer like in the past, when I was focused on a specific genre. As I have grown and expanded my horizons, I have taken more influences along the way. If I had to classify it, I would place it between the melodic and organic world. I love the harmonies and the freedom of melodies, but at the same time, I also look for a strong groove and elements that are not purely techno, but rather more organic and with an African influence”.
Instead, regarding the musical genres that influence him the most, No Rush says: “When it comes to my musical influences, there are a few genres that have captured my heart and soul. Of course, the driving force behind my sound is Melodic House & Techno – but I also draw inspiration from the lush soundscapes of Organic House and the rhythmic, pulsating beats of Afro House. Together, these genres have helped me to create a truly unique and captivating musical style”.
Recently, he worked on a Various Artist release for Sequence Music, an independent English label. With his colleague David Di Sabato he was commissioned to create a 10-track VA, which included their collaboration “7 Years”. Currently, he is focused on the developing the Melodic Deep and Melodic House & Techno Fam music promotion and information platforms, which have great growth potential.
This year 2023 he will be dedicated to creating a new EP, “without the pressure of deadlines, to fully establish my sound,” he says. In the meantime, he will continue to develop his channels and study new production and marketing techniques.
What music do you listen to when you take off your DJ headphones?
When I’m not wearing my DJ headphones, I still spend a lot of my time listening to the same music genres, in search of new gems and fresh perspectives. I also love to listen to many piano compositions, which is one of my favorite instruments and can often be found in my own productions.
Where did you play and in which countries?
Having worked as a resident DJ for years, I haven’t had the opportunity to travel extensively. However, I have played in nearby cities such as Milan, Bergamo, and Brescia, and just once, a year and a half ago, I played at a showcase for a label in Barcelona, which was my only international gig so far.
Do you have favorite artists/djs/producers?
It’s difficult for me to name just one favorite artist, but there are certainly many who have influenced me in some way, such as Colyn, Black Coffee, and Mind Against. I also have a lot of respect for many other artists, too many to name them all, as I believe that each one adds their own unique value to the world of music.
What do you think of the Italian electronic music scene? What do you think are the differences with Europe and the rest of the world?
I think that the Italian music scene is too proud, and there isn’t always a real willingness to come together and unite forces towards a common goal. In my opinion, this is the main difference that sets us apart from other countries. We should be more united in order to make our value resonate even louder.
What evolution do you think electronic music is experiencing on the international scene?
The global recognition of our music scene is undoubtedly a positive development, but we must also be mindful of maintaining the authenticity and integrity of our sound. While it’s great to see more people embracing our music, we should strive to ensure that our unique style and identity aren’t diluted or commercialized beyond recognition.
What can you tell us musically about your Villahangar Podcast?
In my podcast for Villahangar, you’ll find a beautiful blend of the melodic world, from more Afro rhythms to more Techno ones, while staying true to the journeys of melodies.
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