Public Works Presents:
— Luca Bachhetti (Endless, Italy)
— Eduardo Castillo (Leverage / Habitas)
— Mark Slee (Manjumasi / Listed, SF)
Main room / funktion one sound
Luca Bacchetti is the first to admit it. Just as musical inspiration runs through his veins and is his very lifeblood, so too is a certain restlessness and a propensity for boredom for a singular musical output that accompanies it. There’s simply too much music to draw from and too much beauty in life that inspires creative expression – whether it be from art or through travel, both of which he embraces with the same lust that accompanies his inspiring sonic shapeshifting career over the past decade.
When there’s so much varying beauty and inspiration to mine from, you can understand why Luca Bacchetti the producer and DJ could never be defined or even confined to one thing. Or why Luca Bacchetti the label owner named his imprint ENDLESS, as a way of acknowledging the fact that you can never experience everything in life. It doesn’t stop. From birth to death you can never listen to every piece of music or travel to every corner of the earth…so with so much to absorb, how could one possibly limit themselves to anything in life, particularly music?
On the touring front, Luca continues to inspire with his journey-laden DJ sets and has been a fixture at all the world’s most respected clubbing hotspots including fabric (London), DC10 (Ibiza), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Womb (Tokyo), Output (NYC), Space (Miami), Story (Miami), La Huaka (Lima), D-Edge (Sao Paulo), Arma 17 (Moscow), Stereo (Montreal), Lotus (Honolulu), Beta (Denver) and many more.
Where will Luca Bacchetti go next? If the Italian was honest, probably he couldn’t even guess. But being led by his heart, keen sense of musical instinct and a love for the new and inspiring is a not a bad place to start. Equal parts restless and ENDLESS, the journey is never ending….
Eduardo Castillo’s music encompasses his depth in the study of the industry and influences stemming from a South American and European upbringing. His studies in music composition, orchestration and opera provide him with a vast understanding of harmonies, dynamics and musical textures. Eduardo uses a subtle ethnomusicologist’s approach to music. His record collection reads like a music history book. In fact his eclecticism is quite enticing. Sounds of Jazz, Avant –Garde, Middle Eastern, South American, Afro-Cuban folk, Soul, Funk, and electronic minimalism, can be heard in his compositions, his singing, his dj sets, and his playing of instruments, whether in their pure form or intertwined with down, mid and up-tempo electronic treatments.
Ultimately, simplicity is what Eduardo strives for. An effort is always made to have a fresh organic sound while inevitably providing touches of technological advances shaping music today, never overwhelming and always sophisticated and tasteful.
Eduardo's mission is to always become a storyteller from beginning to end. Every record he plays has a very important intention. The music in his selections does not just fill time, it weaves in and out with dynamic and texture. The music, and his improvisational live remixing, are brush strokes on a canvas that once he's reached the end, will look like a world of realism and fantasy all in one. He's a master at layering the musical with the technical and the surreal with the real.
Eduardo always leaves an indelible mark with his style and impeccable understanding of his environment.
Eduardo Castillo has several releases on the groundbreaking Crosstown Rebels label, Sol Selectas, Half Seas Over.
He is as passionate about creating magical experiences as he is about leading listeners in a beautifully crafted sonic journey.
Eduardo is the founder of the infamous HABITAS, GRAND PARK SUNDAY SESSIONS, VOODOO, and PATTERN BAR in Los Angeles.