Earlier this year I came across Italian DJ/Producer Luca Trevisi online. I’ve been really impressed with his productions and mixes and so recently I asked him to put together something exclusive for us include here. Hope you enjoy the result. If you want to hear more you should check out his soundcloud page link at the end of this post. [PD]
Luca LTJ Trevisi (LTJ Xperience) began his dj/producer career in the 80s. As resident dj in two of the most famous Italian clubs of the time, Kinky in Bologna and Cap Creus in Imola, he was one of the first Italian DJs to spin House and to re-discover those black music, jazz and latin-bossa classics from the 70s that at the end of the same decade would have given birth to the Acid Jazz and Rare Groove movements.
His first single release in 1988, titled First Job, together with Kekkotronics, was also the first release ever on Bologna based Irma Records. It was featured in a lot of compilations of the time and entered several playlists, rapidly reaching cult status for many UK and US djs. During the early 90s LTJ delivered a couple of singles in a kind of pre-breakbeat style: Dont Stop The Sax, released all over Europe, and Funky Superfly. He also produced US singer Tameka Starrs single Going In Circles, always for Irma Records, still a classic in the downtempo/R&B field. In the second half of the 90’s Luca began to produce acid jazz bands like Bossa Nostra, still one of Irma Record’s main acts. Their first album featured Vicky Anderson as special guest and today is still considered an important European acid jazz album.
In the following years he concentrated on developing his activity as collector and rare vinyl merchant, which gave him the chance to get in touch with djs from all over the World and to discover many forgotten gems from the past years. Thanks to this experience he was able to create two extremely successful rarities series on Irma Records: Groovy and Suono Libero. In the meanwhile LTJ started to dj outside Italy too, performing in important venues like the Blue Note and Jazz Café in London, Giant Step in New York and Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. In 1999 saw the release of his first solo album under the LTJ Xperience moniker. The album was produced with the collaboration of fellow Irma artist and producer Ohm Guru and had Taka Boom and Jackson Sloan among the guests. Two of the main tracks on the album are brazil house classic Sombre Guitar and title track Moon Beat, which became a true hit of the Chill Out genre, featured in dozens of important compilations.
After making countless productions for Irma Records, including their second album “When The Rain Begins To Fall” (with the participation of the historic Spanish-American singer Joe Bataan), and the recent singles as ORGAN MIND / I LOVE YOU (favored by Larry Heard) & ON THE FLOOR / SOUND MACHINE.
LTJ is constantly busy re-editing and reconstructing tracks, often introducing new sounds and rhythms in post production, for labels like SUPER VALUE , SMALL WORLD DISCO, HOT GROOVY RECORDS, OH CRISTO! and international labels such as Far Out Recordings, Sleazy Beats, Future Classics, E.A.R., Music For Dreams, Apersonal Music.
1. Saalim – Time Flies (Feat. Hannah Mancini)_(Duff Disco Remix)
2. This Is A Recording – The Second Sun (Avanti Remix)
3. Ruf Dug – At The Tuck Shop
4. Mosaik- Champs-Elysees
5. Going Home (JTT Edit)
6. AM/TM feat. Navid Izadi – Back To Acid
7. Gazeebo – New Direction (Organ Slayer Mix)
8. Omar – Stylin (feat Angie Stone)
9. Tony Wardan – Darlings on Charlie
10. Keep Yourself Together (ltj edit rework)
11. Non Stop – Kolour Limited 011
12. Volta Cab – Ice (Cisco Cisco Remix)
LTJ Xperience soundcloud