Known for his insane meshes of genres into songs, 'Drop The Lime', (AKA Luca Venezia) a renowned Electronic Producer/DJ from the NYC, is coming to Shanghai this Saturday @The Wharf, and we had the privilege of having a few minutes of his crazy packed schedule:
CM: Growing up in New York, where the music scene is always so progressive & competitve, did you struggle as a musician at the beginning?
DTL: Not at all. If anything the competition is inspiring and keeps you motivated. Keeps you working harder.
CM: I’m sure you get this a lot, but… how did the name “Drop the Lime” come about?
DTL: It actually started out as an ode to my grandfather who was from Sicily – he had this lime green motorcycle that he used to cruise around on, and he used to say exactly that – “I’m dropping the lime!” I used to visit him in Sicily as a kid and cruise around with him on the back of his motorcycle, so that’s where the name came from.
CM: Your music is well known for its mesh of many genres, (Bluesy, Electro, etc.) If you had one word to describe your music for people that don’t know you yet, what would it be?
DTL: If a song has attitude and sexiness, I'll play it. it doesnt matter what genre it is.. As long as its got that edge.
CM: Do you have a rough idea of what the Shanghai party scene is like? What are your expectations for the crowd in Shanghai?
DTL: I had an absolute blast last time I played, so I'm looking forward to the return. I'm happy to be a part of a new event explosion for MESH!
CM: Of all the tracks you produced, do you have a favourite track? Why?
DTL: My favorite is always the newest and most recent I make, because its capturing my present mood and state of mind... So 'Shake Baby Shake', my new club single, which just dropped on ultra would be my current fav.
CM: What are your future goals for 2012 in terms of your music?
DTL: My debut album will be dropping, Enter The Night, and there will be lots more DJ tours and exclusive full live band tours.. Very excited for the new year to come.. Been ready to drop this album to the public for a while now. And its finally reached its place and is ready to be shared.
CM: As an artist that has “made it”, do you have any word of advice for aspiring musicians out there?
DTL: Always stick to your guns. Do what you believe in and dont steer clear. If you try and do whats currently popular youll be a flash in the pan... Music is meant to be timeless.. Embrace your creative natural potential.
Drop The Lime is also a successful founder of the dance label, 'Trouble & Bass'. The man just doesn't stop! So watch out for this crazy talented DJ coming to The Wharf this Saturday, it's a performance not to be missed!
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