​New York Insider: DJ Luca Venezia



DJ Luca Venezia gives us reasons to love the NY nightlife scene again.


Luca Venezia is a DJ in demand, and the Manhattan native, now living in Williamsburg, is never at home for too long, always jetsetting off to the next city and the next party. Venezia, who cuts a striking figure always in all in black describes his personal style as “Romance in the black moon's light.” He picks up his favorite designers-- McQueen, Westwood, Rick Owens, Musium Div, and OAK among his favorite designers at stores like Izzue and I.T in Asia, OAK in Brooklyn, Mr. Porter online and Liberty in London.

When he’s not travelling, Venezia’s been busy on the home front, and has just produced a major single for legendary ‘9http://1b4 pop diva Robin S, as well as new singles and remixes coming out under his label, Curses, featuring collaborations with Cedric, the vocalist of Azari and III, George Maple, Petite Meller. Under his label Trouble and Bass, which specializes in hard-hitting warehouse beats, Venezia is planning a series of events in conjunction with techno masters Verboten.

While he gets the party started all over the world, Venezia’s heart still lies in his hometown. “New York City is on fire right now, and I'm not just saying this because I’m a native New Yorker. The craft cocktail bars, the restaurants, the new clubs in Brooklyn, the secret warehouse after-hours all booming. Feels like a new New York.”

We asked Luca to give us his hometown recommendations.

Restaurant: Walter Foods. Bar Steak is an absolute classic.

253 Grand St, Brooklyn

Cheap Eats: Mexico 2http://1b4! This gem is tucked away in the back of a bodega near the Hewes JMZ stop on Broadway in Brooklyn.

367 Broadway, Brooklyn

Bar: Maison Premiere forever, and add some of their delicious oysters to your perfect Manhattan.

298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Best place to be in NY at 3am: Leaving in a taxi to hit the after-hours.

Favorite touristy thing to do in NY: Take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty while the sun sets.

Unmissable and new to New York: Sleep No More at the McKitrick Hotel, and any of their secret pop up speakeasys.

53http://1b4 W 27th St, New York

Luca’s Travel Playlist

Luca’s created a playlist that’s perfect for listening while on the road.

1. Boards Of Canada - New Seeds

2. DJ Koze - Nices Wölkchen

3. Fad Gadget - The Box

4. Curses - The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Day School Dub)

5. Maya Jane Coles - No Stick

6. Lee Foss - Stringer Bell

7. Curses - So Good

8. Moderat - Bad Kingdom

9. Hot Natured - Mercury Rising

1http://1b4 Aphex Twin - IZ-US

11. Gorgon City - Cycles

12. Tangerine Dream - The Dream Is Always The Same

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