trndmsk Future Stars #34: Luca Musto – State of Grind


Eternal Boogie – that’s what to expect from the newest Future Stars podcast. “Actually, it’s a profile of my impressions and sources of inspiration, or as Howlin Wolf says: “See, this man got the blues right there”,” says Luca Musto about “State of Grind”. “There are several ambiguities and political statements I built into the mix– for the profound listener, so to speak.” The suitable tracks kind of just came to him once he had the concept. “Some of the tracks I had used in earlier sets as well– always well-chosen, of course”, says the musician. He had the idea to produce the set a few weeks ago in Andalusia where he played at the Wakana Lake Festival, alongisde the likes of BLOND:ISH, Stimming and Stavroz: “Later on I further thought about the concept in Berlin and Amsterdam and just recently finished it during my stay in London.”

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The outro by New York artist El Michels Affair is his favorite track in the mix: “Absolutely recommend that project to everyone interested in thinking (or listening) outside the box. Unfortunately, that’s a rare thing in our scene.” In his DJ sets he currently includes a lot of own and fresh material, remixes and edits: “Besides that, there’s almost always something involving Galcher Lustwerk, Crazy P and The Revenge.” Other than that, Luca Musto likes to sit back and take things as they come: “Still, in the future I could see myself going back to producing for bands or other artists– this is what I miss. A while ago, when I was producing music for rappers and singers, the creative process was a lot more diverse and exciting.” At the moment, he is working on his next EP before collecting ideas for his album: “Also, there is a release coming up with Loewenthal and a new remix for Los Suruba’s label. Right now I’m in Mexico where I am lucky to play gigs in Mexico City, Tulum and Queretaro. Besides, I’m looking forward to returning to Tel Aviv and Istanbul soon.” Furthermore, he is working on a new release planned to be published later this year: “I released the collaboration “After All” with Iorie and also produced a remix for Serafin Audio Imprint.”

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