Today's 'Shine A Light On' mix comes courtesy of Colombian-Swiss DJ Luca Duran aka Look Like. An EP for DVS1's Mistress Recordings, along with a pair of 12"s on his own Akoya Circles imprint, have firmly cemented his status as an up-and-coming producer, playing on classic Chicago and Detroit sounds with a glistening modern sheen and a hip-hop sensibility. Look Like is also a very talented DJ, as anyone who's attended his residency at Zurich's Zukunft club will be able to attest to, which is why we're overjoyed to be hosting this mix. No tracklist, just fill your ears with goodness below...
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I’m Look Like aka Luca Duran, a young producer, DJ and music collector from Zurich, Switzerland. Resident at club Zukunft and also running my own imprint Akoya Circles for a year and a half.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the internet is also acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
At my studio.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
A peaceful place with a sound system, where you feel free to dance and move like you want.
What should we be wearing?
That's up to you, maybe it should be comfortable :)
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
It’s hard to say, but I’m really feeling the energy and sound colour of 2AM/FM's 'Poison Dart'.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
I really don’t know, there are plenty, but here’s a mix that I used to listen to a lot when I discovered it. It's from Gerald Donald - one half of Drexciya - and was recorded back in 2012.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
The first set up that I had was some old Pioneer CDJs and a cheap mixer… I still have them but I bought two Technics a few years later. With the time I would love to have a Varia rotary mixer. It’s a handcrafted mixer by some friends from Switzerland and it’s totally amazing. Check it out!
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Honestly both. In this mix I tried to use some non-club tracks for the start and the end.
What were the first and last records you bought?
The first record that I bought was Illmatic by Nas. The last one was Ataraxia by Passport - I used the A1 track for the intro of my mix.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Probably something like a spicy Oyakodon... it’s a Japanese chicken bowl.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Some Experimental Latin-Jazz that would only work for a radio mix.
Upcoming in the world of Look Like?
Finishing my next EP on Akoya Circles and working on the music for a short movie, as well as starting to concept my live show.
Anything else we need to discuss?
I don’t think.