A key fixture at Amnesia in Ibiza, playing for the likes of Pyramid and Do Not Sleep, Italian talent Luca Donzelli has swiftly become a rising figure of note across the island and beyond with notable appearances at the likes of Miami Music Week, ADE, Secret Solstice Festival and more. With releases on labels including Wow! Recordings, elrow, Play It Say It, Moan, Saved and Roush to name just a few, his latest EP came in the form of his ‘Realize’ EP on Josh Butler’s ORIGINS RCRDS – a big two-tracker catching the attention of many.

To mark the release, Donzelli has uncovered a selection of cuts that helped shape his sound and delivered 10 early influences for your listening pleasure – enjoy!

Mauro Picotto, Riccardo Ferri – New Time New Place [T:Classixx]
My favourite track of all time! There are so many ideas inside this track. NOTHING COMPARED to what is nowadays music!

Extrawelt – Titelheld [Cocoon]
My first time in Ibiza. My first time in Amnesia! Monday night, I get inside and Sven was playing this gem! That was Cocoon!

Marco Carola – Sun City [Domestic Minimal Noise]
His sets changed my life. I heard him for the first time in 2008, and then I fell in love with this masterpiece!

Tubeway Army / Gary Numan – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? [Beggars Banquet]
When my mother played this one in the car when I was just a kid, I understood that this ‘electronic sound’ was calling me!

La Fleur – Flowerhead [Power Plant Records]
She’s a great producer, and I discovered this track when I was preparing my first real Ibiza villa afterparty! Such beauty!

S.A.M. – Money Blues [Delaphine]
Talking about something that inspired me in the modern landscape, that s the one! When I understood that a track could be a song, thanks Sam!

Fraktion (Aka Gaiser) – Acid Drop
My love for minimal started here! I get a lot of inspiration for my FXs on the tracks I’m making today!

Christian Smith & John Selway – Work It (Deetron Remix) [Tronic]
SIMPLY DEETRON! The bassline. The big chords. The feeling that tells this track! WOW! That’s what I’m searching for in terms of feelings when I’m making a track!

Misc – Tanz Der Polymere (Mathias Kaden & Marek Hemmann Remix) [Sender Records]
Minimal gives me a lot in terms of inspiration! This track put me in contact with the minimal world and helped me to discover one the best producers ever: Mathias Kaden.


Jark Prongo – Don’t Stop [White]
I was still a ‘kid’ in electronic music and the day I discovered the legend Carl Cox (through the unfamous Pete Tong’s Essential Mix) he was playing this techno house set from 2002, and booom: DON’T STOP, DON’T STOP, DON’T STOP…and I knew that I will never stop!

Luca Donzelli ‘Realize’ EP is out now on ORIGINS RCRDS, buy here.

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