Modern Agenda is thrilled to have Lucas Rossi back with this own complete EP on Modern Agenda. Parables, Lucas’ original tune was picked up immediately and played by our friend and mentor, Hernan Cattaneo as soon as we signed it. From there, Hernan went on to play the Funkstate remix as well at Ministry of Sound.
During Lucas’ career, he has shared the stage with great artists within the national and international scene. There are so many names, the list is long and impressive. Even more impressive how far his music travels around the globe, played by many, many Progressive House DJs, including the biggest ones out there. Just like this example, for Parables.
Lucas is currently Label Manager for the label Dreamers and his work as a producer continues to grow with and increasing fan-base internationally.
We wanted to ask him our five questions before his release next week and he kindly provided us with a guest mix on our Soundcloud page.
Thanks for your time and talent, Lucas! Modern Agenda loves you.
Describe the moment when you realized you were meant to make music? Or even if not, “meant”, when did you decide to take the leap and go for it?
Well, when I started doing music in 2012 I did not expect to have a career or travel in and out of my country spreading my music and the music of other artists, I dreamed of course but I never imagined that this could happen. The years passed and I was improving and growing as a dj and producer but I thought that growth was very slow to my liking, I personally had good years and bad years (like everyone else) and some circumstances in my life made me able to make the decision to dedicate all my time at 100% music less than a year ago and I can say that I am very happy to have done it.
Describe your career at one year in, three years in, and now. Where is it headed from here?
All these years have been of constant learning, of the people that I have known, of the places that I have had the possibility to visit and because of myself. My career has always been based on the part of music production, since I started, I realized that being just a dj is not enough and I have tried to grow from that side so I want to continue on that path to achieve goals that I have set out for some time .
What changes did you go through as an artist and in your personal life, do you find you have changed as a person over the years you’ve been an active artist? If yes, how so?
I had many changes in both aspects in these last 3 or 4 years, I learned from my own mistakes and also from other people’s mistakes that in some way or another could harm me, I surpassed them and I still do it, you have to try to be well with yourself because otherwise it will affect all your work and commitment. The most important thing is to focus on you and your goals.
What is your greatest source of inspiration and how do you get yourself in a creative mood when you aren’t feeling especially inspired?
One of my source of inspiration is to listen music and not only electronic music, when i hear something that I really like, that motivates me and encourages me to create.
There is a lot of material in my Soundcloud (tracks and sets) and of course Beatport.
I have a few gigs here in Argentina in the next months including Buenos Aires and Posadas (Misiones) and a few TBC, and on upcoming releases i have “Parables” EP in Modern Agenda with great remixes of Funkstate and Dark Soul Project & Gustavo Calaf, a debut remix on We Are The Underground to Alejo Gonzalez & Max Blade, my return to Massive Harmony after a few years with a remix to Julio Largente & Mariano Rial, i also return to Dopamine Music with a remix to Christopher FaFa and an EP in Hoomidaas with three originals.
Latest Modern Agenda Release
True to proper progressive house form, Lucas delivers an incredible original. A nice round sound with effective mids throughout, keeping listeners teased. Dreamy vocal licks play amongst the synth work, all coming together in beautiful melodies, still with a bit of edge.
A deep and groovy version of the original, Dark Soul Project and Gustavo Calaf bring us their remix and join us on Modern Agenda with this, their first release with us. The synth work on this one is more intense and insistent, and the pressure rises and falls, just right.
The dreamiest of the three, Funkstate’s remix of Parables is sheer gold. Reminiscent of all things delightful and in flux, this remix has flow, melody and unbeatable optimism. The bass is rolling but stays light throughout. The right recipe for lift-off!