Photo: Stefan Dotter
New York born, Berlin based producer Luca Venezia aka Curses (aka Drop The Lime) has just dropped a smoking hot, oddball mix of “weirdo disco, Italo and trippy things” ahead of his date at The Second Annual Report of Brut this Friday at The Art School.
Sliding in with Gino Soccio’s 1981 melter ‘Try It Out’, the exclusive mix spans four decades, with tracks from the likes of Sylvester, Metro Area, Young Marco and of course, Curses. Effortlessly moving between galloping basslines, spaced-out synths and intoxicating vocal hooks (try a shot of Bo Boss’ ‘Tequila’ before you head to the club), this is a mix to get your blood pumping.
Over the last year Brut has been behind a series of nocturnal adventures, including an intimate showcase of DICK 50; Dan Miller's amazing G.I. collaboration in Laurieston Arch; a summer sleaze party and several illicit nights spanning the city. Not to mention countless gigs in between missed trains, taxis, lost records and copious amounts of gin.
The Second Annual Report of Brut will find the collective back at The Art School this Friday where you can expect cake, champers and outlandish décor. With Curses providing a dangerous mix of dark, romantic house and techno, ethereal melodies, pounding rhythms and flashes of 80’s Italo Disco, we’re expecting hi-octane and hedonistic dancefloor ecstasy.
Listen to Curses' Mix and check the tracklisting below:
1/ Gino Soccio - Try It Out (extended) 1981
2/ Tony Carey - Hai Samurai 1982
3/ My Mine - Hypnotic Tango (Instrumental) 1985
4/ Nera Veroni - Excalibur (Instr. Opera V) 1988
5/ Boeing - Dance On The Beat (Instr.) 1982
6/ Sylvester - Sex 1984
7/ Azul y Negro - Mar De La Tranquilidad 1981
8/ Young Marco - Dreamless 2016
9/ Acid Hamam - Vallmusik 2016
10/ Jamie Blanco & Dreems - Red Frog, Green Frog 2016
11/ Bo Boss - Tequila (Original Extended) 1982
12/ V - Mon Vieil Amour 2016
13/ Forlove - Softshell Hard 2016
14/ Curses - Death Of Fear 2016
15/ Raz - Amour Puerto Riqueno 1986
16/ ESG - Moody (Spaced Out) 1983
17/ Maya Danon - Mad Hatter (Autarkic Remix) 2016
18/ Marco & Val - Indiana Tones (Bonus Beat) 2016
19/ Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (12" Mix) 1984
20/ Curses - Practice Makes Perfekt 2016
21/ Curses - Honest Behavior unreleased
22/ Metro Area - Miura 2001
23/ Shizuo - Blondo 1997
Curses plays The Second Annual Report of Brut on Friday September 2nd at The Art School. Advance tickets are available for £7 (excl fees) from Tickets Scotland. Entry is £6(GSA)/£8 OTD. Curses ‘Death Of Fear’ EP is available on September 2nd via Safer At Night.