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Drop The Lime – Enter The Night

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by dk

NYC-based producer/DJ DROP THE LIME—born Luca Venezia–is branching out.  For his album ENTER THE NIGHT, out July 2 on Ultra Music, he adds songwriter, guitarist and vocalist to his credits.  With passion for bass and a thirst for blood, he weaves a baroque nighttime fantasy, riding the range from the ashes of rave into the dark heart of rock & roll.

His music (like his life) is an epic adventure of mystery, heartbreak and magic, combining the gun-slinging swagger of Ennio Morricone, the techno grandeur of Underworld, and the storytelling prowess of Johnny Cash.  As influenced by Richie Valens as Richie Hawtin, the album’s first single “Bandit Blues” finds Venezia marrying his blues guitar licks and unmistakably sultry croon to the sheer dance music wizardry that has become his trademark. It was New York City—where, in addition to New Orleans and London, he recorded the album–that was the draw for “Bandit Blues.”

“Being born there and having so much love for the city means I wear it on my sleeve,” says Venezia of ENTER THE NIGHT’s first single.  “It’s an incredible inspiration for me, but right now, it feels like there’s a lot of struggle going on with the economy and the people. The economy being a mess, politics being a mess–everything is a mess. The only way to really enjoy it is through music.”

Track listing:

1. Not The Only One
2. Bandit Blues
3. Darkness
4. No Sleep For The Wicked
5. Stay Up Late
6. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
7. Devil’s Eyes
8. State Trooper
9. Circles
10. Leaving