When I started blogging in 2007, I remember to call Luciana Caporaso with the alias of the “Queen of Electro”, well the Electro House music genre was skyrocketing in the radio and on MTV Dance, and she was a pioneer of this style. The track that led her to international fame was “Yeah Yeah” in collaboration with Bodyrox. Today, I am surprised and very happy to become an interviewer of one of my favorite artists from my teen years! Read below this interesting interview with the talented Luciana.
1 – What makes you the Queen of Electro?
Well my parents are Annie Lennox and David Bowie — so naturally I inherited the title! 🙂 Seriously though, I’m not exactly sure. I think a blogger came up with it and it kind of stuck. I love it though!
2 – For most artists, originality is first preceded by a phase of learning and, often, emulating others. What was this like for you?
I started my career impersonating my favorite artists. If you look back waaaaay back… you can hear I was trying to sound like Lisa Stansfield or Anne Lennox. With time, I found my own sound. It’s a relief when you do — because that’s when you really start to explore and fine tune it.
3 – What were some of your main artistic challenges when starting out as a singer?
Being true to what you set out to do is hard because you are being pulled in so many directions. If you try to please everyone you lose your way. I had to fight to look the way I wanted to look also because labels had their own idea of how they wanted to present me. Some were afraid of my punky tendencies.
4 – Besides singing. Do you know DJing or Producing songs?
I have been DJ’ing for some time now. I used to always get asked to spin at my friends parties and it’s something that I love. Last year I was asked to DJ with Dave Aude’ and I jumped at the chance! Since then I have been invited to play more and more – so I decided to add it to my repertoire. It’s great to decide a whole hour or so of tunes and drop in a live performance of my latest tracks. How many people can sat they get to do that?! As far as producing – I write the lyrics for all of the tracks that I am involved with – as well as write for other artists. Last year I wrote a song for Swedish House Mafia and for Britney Spears!
5 – What’s the difference between the club scene in your native Italy and in America?
The club scene is always changing, my Dad is Italian and I grew up between London and Naples. People who love to party and enjoy music are the same the world over. I’ve performed all over the world from Russia to Australia. Music unites the world. The only difference is the decor or the admission fee.
6 – How is your love life? Are you in love?
Yes. I’m in love. I am a very lucky girl.
7 – What was the latest music video you did? Can you share an anecdote?
One By One with GloVibes! It was so much fun to make. It’s such a feel good song that makes you wanna smile and dance. We shot it at the iconic drag race location from the movie Grease — and I got to drive a 66 Mustang Fastback! Driving a stick shift in heels is not easy!
8 – Are you planning to make an album this year or do you prefer to collaborate with other artists?
The nature of my business is collaborations. It’s too difficult for too many reasons to get all those tracks on one album. My fans make their own super playlists of my songs for their own enjoyment. I love that. It would be a dream to have a “best of Luciana” in the future!
9 – What constitutes a good live performance in your opinion?
When you connect with the crowd and they sing your lyrics to your songs. It’s the best feeling in the world.
10 – Where can we see you performing in the next months?
Well, I just got back from Miami where I co-hosted the 2015 IDMA Awards at Winter Music Conference and I also performed me and Hardwell’s track, “Arcadia” — which won best progressive house track! How sick is that?! It was so surreal. Right now I’m back in the studio hard core, writing and getting ready to launch some new collaborations. I do have some gigs coming up Seattle and Mexico – and somewhere else on the this planet! check my schedule on LUCIANA.COM
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