Lisbon-based house/techno producer Loreto embarked on a musical path early on in his life. Like many of his peers he began DJing at a young age and scored choice gigs and residencies at the start of his career. After deciding not to pursue full-time, he went on to study marketing and publicity in college. He couldn’t shake his desire to make music so he enrolled in Berklee College of Music in Boston, an experience that gave him a renewed sense of purpose and creativity.
Cut to the present and Loreto has just released his thoroughly compelling Stranger EP on Lisbon Bunker. It’s a formidable two-tracker comprised of “Stranger” (an exigent storm of ominous, techy beats and meandering synth lines) and “Tension” (a cinematic rush of evocative synths and grooves).
Impressed by his style, we connected with Loreto and asked him to tell us about five tracks that are currently dominating his DJ sets.
Lane 8 & Kidnap Kid – Aba
Lane 8 and Kidnap Kid have a really similar approach to music when it comes to work as DJs and producers. They also seem to understand each other well and here is an example of that. They deserve your time to search out more of their work. (I can help you with one more: Kidnap Kid’s “Moments.”) One of my favorites of this kind with a lovely rolling tune.
Cubicolor feat. Tim Digby-Bell – Falling
If you never heard about Cubicolor, then you need to work on that. And don’t think by listening to this track that he only puts out this kind of melodic and moody thing. Try to listen to some of his DJ sets — there´s some more muscle involved in those too. This one is brilliant and one of my faves. Props to the guy!
Stephan Bodzin – Sungam (Patrice Bäumel Remix)
This is not the latest release but it’s a brilliant work between two of the greatest producers out there at the moment. These guys are as superb in the studio as they are live, and just for that they definitely deserve to be on this list.
Cristoph – Closer
Newcastle-based DJ/producer Cristoph does it really well. I’m very much looking forward to hearing more of this from this guy. Also try this one: Cristoph’s “Time For Change.”
Blondes – KDM
R&S Records have been key players for many years, releasing some of the best underground techno and house tracks for those who like something not locked on those conventional ideas of techno. here, from the hands of Blondes, we get that. Definitely a record label that will surprise you if you search a little bit more.