Lorenzo De Blanck’s new single ‘This Is Acid’ on Moon Harbour is sure to be a perfect weapon to unleash when we finally get together once more on dance floors this summer. It arrives a little under a year on from his last on the label and is another fine outing from the Italian house tastemaker.
In normal times, Lorenzo De Blanck spends his weekends playing Europe’s most prominent parties, from the basement of Sankeys to the main floor at Amnesia via supersized festivals such as Kappa and Movement in his homeland. He is also known for his own cultured Simple party in Italy and is a lifelong vinyl addict who has found a home on Flashmob and Saved Records and, during lockdown, played Beatport’s celebrated ReConnect stream.
The excellent ‘This Is Acid’ bristles with pent up energy from the off. Raw synths twist and turn over snappy drums and crisp hi hats, and the steamy female vocals repeats the title to alluring effect. That well designed acid line is warm and wonky as it weaves its way in and out of the drums, and is sure to make the dance floor sweat.
With this new missive, Lorenzo De Blanck proves he has been as creative as ever during this challenging last year. Enjoy the full exclusive premiere on our sister channel Dancefloor Romancer while reading the short interview we had with him.
WWD: Hey Lorenzo, thanks for your time. How are you? and where are you at the moment?
Thank you! Right now I’m in Ferrara, my city in Italy.
WWD: During the pandemic artists like yourself probably have more time than usual. What do you do in your spare time besides producing music? How is a typical day in the life of Lorenzo?
In my spare time, I like to read, run and cook. In this period I have much more time to devote to my family and to the people who love me.
Speaking of producing. Could you tell us a bit more about your new release on Moon Harbour ‘This Is Acid‘?
‘This Is Acid’ is one of my favorite tracks, it will be one of the tracks I’ll play the most when we get back to work! Energetic, simple but effective, one of those tunes that inflame every dancefloor. I received great great feedbacks about it! Matthias Tanzmann fell in love with the track as soon as he heard it and here we are ready for a new release on the legendary Moon Harbour records.
How do you make use of technology?
Technology allows us to do things that were unimaginable years ago. Now we have countless possibilities at our fingertips, but we have to be careful. I think it’s more useful to know how to use what you have, better than to have so many machines and plug-ins that we can’t take full advantage of. Even in creating the ideas of a project, the more things we have the harder it is to have a mental order of work. It is essential to understand where to focus attention and energies.
WWD: What do you miss most at the moment?
My niece, the daughter of my brother who lives in France, was born in December, and at the time I am writing, I have not been able to see her yet because of the pandemic.
I miss hanging out with friends, going out for dinner or just having a drink.
WWD: Do you have any plans for this year? New music coming?
I have a lot of great music coming out and also my Masterclass for Fader Pro. Along with the Masterclass there will be the possibility to download the stems, to remix the track that I explain how I created from scratch in a long 4 hours lesson. The remix that will win the contest, will be released along with the original on Deeperfect Shift!
WWD: Is there anything you’d like us to tell?
I hope this pandemic resolves quickly, we all need to start living again. Ours job is made of hugs, sweat and smiles. And when the time comes, we would have the task to bring back some happiness and joy to people.