Drop The Lime
Drop the Lime is a DJ and producer who uses his own live vocals in original house-influenced music. Drop the Lime also produces the dance label Trouble and Bass. Drop the Lime has remixed dance tracks for artists such as: Blaqstarr, Armand Van Helden, Little Boots, Moby and many more international-artists. TOTEM presents Drop the Lime Tour
02-Jul-10 Drop the Lime at Monastery Brisbane
03-Jul-10 Chinese Laundry Saturdays presents Drop the Lime Sydney
09-Jul-10 Limelite presents Drop The Lime at Metropolis Perth
10-Jul-10 Super Disco presents Drop the Lime at Prince Melbourne
Interview with Drop the Lime
What is the difference between Drop the Lime and your pseudonym Curses!? Luca Venezia
: Curses! was/is a side project mire concentrated in straight up jaxkin house music... it's in hibernation now while I focus on a worldwide bass invasion.
Can you tell us a little bit about your dance label Trouble and Bass? Luca Venezia
: We started as a party in sweaty Brooklyn basement venues and progressed into a DJ crew of four (AC Slater, Star Eyes, The Captain, and myself). We allproduce and had a hard time finding labels that understood our sound, so eventually the brand became a label and a lifestyle.
How did it feel to hear your song played all over the airwaves? Luca Venezia
: Like golden waves of ecstatic bliss galloping off to a soaring flight into the midnight's mist.
Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry? Luca Venezia
: I thought that record sales could still buy you cars and houses.
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own? Luca Venezia
: I rarely listen to club music outside of the club - So right now I enjoy m83, Beach House, Carribou, Suicide, Tom Waits, Ennio Morricone and Stars of the Lid.
What's next? Tour/Album/Single? Luca Venezia
: I'm on a massive three month worldwide tour right now in support of my new single Sex Sax. In Australia I'm supporting My Devils Eyes release on onelove. The album is 99% done and will be released in October.
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel? Luca Venezia
: Absolutely never. I have had the urge to do this since I was seven years old and wanted to be Elvis and Ritchie Valens.
What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry? Luca Venezia
: I had the hunger to be on stage at a very young age. It ranges from Elvis to Axel rose to Thurston Moore to Wu Tang Clan.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success? Luca Venezia
: The 24 hour work schedule. If music means the world to you, there are definitely some sacrifices you must make like embracing and conquering the jet lag. I don't get jet lag anymore, but I barely sleep either.
What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist? Luca Venezia
: Travelling. Meeting new people and experiencing the different cultures, tasting the food! And making people dance and escape with music for a night.
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be? Luca Venezia
: Phillip Glass or Brian Eno.
Are you single? What do you look for in a partner? Luca Venezia
: I am single. I am extremely careful though, because my lifestyle isn't normal to most girls. I tend to gravitate towards woman that are independent, are passionate about their work and who love traveling.
Do you have a website fans can visit? Luca Venezia
: Many of my mad adventures can be witnessed at my blog: www.dropthelime.com
All of the trouble making club antics and releases can be caught over at www.troubleandbass.com
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life? Luca Venezia
Friends and family that will laugh with you
A companion that is independent and loyal
Dressing well. The time it takes to iron a shirt sometimes spurs the most creative endeavours.
What message would you like to say to your fans? Luca Venezia
: Thank you for supporting my weird and crazy music.
What is the story behind Drop the Lime? Luca Venezia
: It's an old Sicilian myth, live in the lime and the green fortune follows.
60 Second QuizFull Name
: Luca VeneziaNickname(s)
: Big Buster, SlickStar Sign
: SagittariusMusic Talent
: Singing, Guitar, PianoFavorite Food
: Seafood- grilled or sushiFavorite Film
: Once Upon a Time in the WestFavorite Actor
: Roberto BenigniPet
: DogPerson You Would Most Like to Meet
: Richard BransonHobbies/Interests
: Eating fancy, secret hidden cocktail bars, graphic design, fashion, modern art and cooking.First Job
: Bar tenderAre you a Pub, Bar or Club kind
: BarWhat Can You Never Leave Home Without
: CombWhat is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
: What time is checkout
When is my flight again??