There’s a reason why they call him the world’s greatest DJ, Hardwell’s brand new track, a collaboration with fellow label prodigy, Joey Dale. “Arcadia” on Hardwell‘s ownRevealed Recordings is taking the EDM world by storm. It’ll only take a matter of seconds for Hardwell fans to get hooked; the new tune comes equipped with his classic big room baselines and an unmistakable energy. What is being hailed as this summer’s ‘anthem’ “Arcadia” features the English songstress, LA based Luciana, whose vocals create that awe inspiring, goose-bump inducing melody before you even hear the drop. A mighty collaboration by the worlds most prolific EDM artists.
Luciana once again teams up with the audacious Dave Aude on this pounding electro jam which features The Queen of Electro talking sarcastically in #hashtags with that fierce attitude and feisty, in your face, punk-edged vocals that makes her such a beloved part of clubland.
Without Luciana Caporaso, The Musical Melting Pot would probably never have existed. Until my early twenties, I struggled to come to grips with the fact that my significant others were rarely into the endlessly intricate prog-metal I loved so dearly. I suffered through many nights soundtracked by mind-numbingly rubbish trance and dance mix CDs, all in the name of love, until the day I discovered this track. Overnight, it changed everything. It was the quickest acquired taste I’ve ever experienced, and it converted me almost instantly into an electronic music lover. Finally, I had a secret weapon in the musical battle between the sexes.
Since my ears were properly opened for the first time, a whole universe of music has flooded in – and continues to, in the form of my email inbox and recommendations from some legendary music-loving friends. But it all started there. So as you may have guessed, this review is a little bit biased. Oh well.
The most striking thing about All Of Me is the way it breaks away from the dirty electro stylings for which Luciana is best known, instead skimming close to the territory occupied by her previous work with PORTOBELLA. From London With Love gets stuck into a full-on Eighties’ new-wave groove; Emily contains shades of mid-2000s alt-pop; Really Want To Know Me is a guaranteed Brighton-club hit; and title track All Of Me overflows with nostalgic yearning. I’m definitely not in Shopping‘s target market, but it’s still a fun slice of girl-pop; One Heart starts off sounding like a Police pastiche before Luciana quickly adds her trademark vocal, turning the whole song into something new; My Sex works equally well in the car and the bedroom; and closer All Good gets a gritty guitar treatment and some happy-go-lucky handclaps to top off a fun and entertaining set.
All Of Me is the sound of a well-respected songwriter allowing herself to explore a personal passion, and have fun doing it. Luciana’s lack of self-consciousness is one of the most appealing aspects of her music, and these songs benefit all the more for it. For Luciana fans eager to snap up something akin to her early work with Portobella, this is the perfect choice.
Slap Luciana on anything and its hype factor immediately goes up.
Superstar DJ and producer, Dave Aude, works up a banger with Akon and Luciana on vocals. “Electricity & Drums (Bad Boy)” sparks up a body shakin’ movement with its sleek and bouncy production, it’s the kind of song that will automatically send your body into twerk mode when you hear it out at the club.
“Big Dipper” is a song recorded by American producer and hip-hop/indie pop singer Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar better known by his stage name as The Cataracs. The track has the collaboration of English singer-songwriter and dance vocalist LucianaCaporaso better known as just Luciana The track was premiered on April 12th and as part of his upcoming album that’s scheduled for release early next year via Universal Republic.
This track has all the recipes for a party anthem, from the rapping to smooth hooks, all tied together with an electro kick and of course the unmistakable voice of Luciana. The single Was released on digital retailers on June 28, 2013. Remember that the producer has also worked in Martin Solveig’s latest single “Hey Now“. The music video directed by Colin Tilley was filmed in late-July and premiered on VEVO on September 10.
RC: Recently, I was chatting with Havana Brown and she said that you are an inspiration to her.. have you ever met? Would you consider a collaboration?
LC: That’s such a sweet thing to say… I totally adore her, she’s got it! And she’s a real sweetheart too. We’ve written a track on Havanna’s EP called “One Way Trip” and we’re also writing with her for her next EP — so the collab is already happening!
RC: Where did “U B the Bass” come from?
LC: My crazy brain… I think I saw the visual image in a dream I had, I woke up saying “I’ll be the speaker, U B The Bass” — It’s a great picture, n’est pas?
RC: The video is amazing, can you tell me about the visuals?
LC: We got to work with the fabulous/amazing/crazy good Director JB Ghuman Jr, who we had recently worked with on a music video for a track I did with the lovely Cazwell called “Guess What” (Out this Summer). So we asked JB if he would be up for Directing this video. When you work with him you’re just in awe so you do what you’re told hehe! He’s a genius, we all felt very honored to work with him.
RC: What’s next on your horizon?
LC: My single “U B The Bass” is coming out this Spring/Summer time (we just released the music video) — and then I have a single coming out with Richard Vission called “Primitive” which I’m really proud of. We (my writing partner Nick and I) are in love with this track. It’s a hot, sick, sicker than a sick thing from Sickenham. Then I have a single coming out with Akon and Dave Aude called “Electricity & Drums.” It’s pure club dirt. You can never go wrong with club dirt. It’s the essence of a good night on the dance floor.
RC: I caught you and Cazwell performing together recently in LA. What’s that all about?
LC: Yes, it’s the “Guess What” track we collaborated on. It’s so good I wet myself. We have a good chemistry together (fellow Cancerian). We did a surprise performance at Luke Nero’s party Rasputin in West Hollywood — it was a special moment. He’s so bloody good there’s a constant light shining around him.
RC: You perform at venues around the world, but have frequented a number of gay clubs and pride events. I just heard you’ll be at this year’s San Diego Pride festivities. How do you feel about your gay & lesbian fans?
LC: I love all my LGBT fans… They are big reason why I continue to do what I do… They love the music, and I’m in love with all of them. It’s very simple — we have a connection. I’m all about pride and gay parties. They have the best atmosphere for me to send my message out through lyrics and music.
RC: Gay marriage has been a subject that’s come up recently here in the USA as well as overseas where you’re from. What’s your opinion on the issue?
LC: I think in 2013 it’s crazy we are even still having discussions about equality. Everyone is equal, end of story. Let’s get the dinosaurs out and the new wave thinkers in. It’s all part of evolution. Gay marriage will 100% happen. It’s just a matter of time… Hurry up for God’s sake!
RC: What else have you got under your sleeve for 2013?
LC: I have more solo material to release and I’m putting together and EP now — I’m also putting together a compilation of some of the collaborations I have done over recent times and wrap them up nicely for people that have always given my such amazing support. I have a feeling that “Primitive” with me and Richard Vission will turn a few heads. I’m not saying why — you’ll have to wait and hear for yourself! I also have a few things in the fire with Fedde le Grand and R3hab — keep your ears to the ground everyone!