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Lucio is an ordinary boy originally from Palagonia, iItaly, always grateful for what he has in life and happy to be listened to.

Over time he has seen his interest for music of all kinds grow and in recent years has decided to share his musical project with everyone thanks to the support of channels such as EELF, Moskalus and Local Request 4991 whose main goal is to give the possibility to be heard to upcoming producers.

Moreover he actively participates in the agronomic management of the family’s citrus and orange production. He alternates studying and musical production for continuous personal growth driven by the desire to learn and sincere humbleness.

 

 

How / When / Why did you start playing?

I started when I was 14 more or less, when I bought my first console, I have always liked electronic music and from 2017 onwards I dedicated myself to music production. Then, supported by some friends, I decided to release my music publicly.

 

 

 

 

Where do you draw from to get new music? / What is your musical exploration process?

I used to record the events I attended of my favourite djs and I’ve gathered quite a lot, especially of events in Sicily or in general in Italy. Therefore I first listened to them and then I looked for the tracks that I liked, over time I discovered many YouTube channels that publish music from both famous artists and emerging or unknown artists and every day I try to get some time to search for new music.

 

3 Qualities that all DJs should have in your opinion and why

In my opinion, these are the qualities that every person must have: humbleness, the desire to learn, respect for others in every situation.

 

What has the pandemic meant for you? What impact did it had on your personal life?

The pandemic for me as for everyone I think, it has all been about sacrifice, that we are still making especially here in Italy. It brought a lot of problems to surface, luckily we continued working in the town where I live (Palagonia), since the main sector is agriculture and activities connected to it. While, on the personal life there have been relationships that have strengthened and others that have loosened, nut you know what they say, that’s life!

 

What do you think of clubs and discos closed due to the pandemic? Positive and negative aspects from your point of view.

Actually I think it is the right choice, but personally, I cannot imagine a strategy that can guarantee the safety of people in large venues as stadiums etc.. I also try to understand club’s managers position who have made so many efforts over time and who without concrete help while being closed saw their sacrifices vanished day by day.

 

 

3 names of producers or DJs that inspire you

Definitely dj poolboi, a guy who has seen so many and deserves all the success he’s going through. The Chemical Brothers with whom I’m in love since I was a child. Finally, Baltra, to which my productions are inspired.

 

Future projects, are you working on something specific at the moment?

Let’s say that I try to manage myself in two parallel lives, on one hand I am about to degree in Agricultural Science and Technology in Catania’s University, I hope to be able to carry out some of my projects in agriculture and to better manage the production of my “blood” oranges. On the other hand I dream, as all young lads like me do, to be able to continue publish my music, maybe one day with those record labels that I’ve always admired, in order to perform live and share my music with all the people that love this kind of style.

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/luciodist

Bandcamp: https://luciodistefano.bandcamp.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIT8Oo93IiN8BDoiRm4hQNw/videos

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GWoQzqY0ZG53pIs5LP3vY

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/lucio-di-stefano/1464500627