An Interview With DJ and Producer LUCA LUSH!
Posted On 19 Dec 2018
Meet Wolfgang Robinowitz, better known by his stage name Luca Lush! He is an American DJ, producer and remixer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Since releasing “Another Life” feat. Aviella, he has been busy this year putting out more new music with plans for an even bigger 2019.
Connect With Luca Lush Here: https://www.lucalush.com/
Learn more Luca Lush in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you now? Is there music playing in the background?
I’m in my home studio, trying to record my cat’s meow for some upcoming new music I’m working on for my Another Life tour.
Now that we are on the back end of the year, how do you think 2018 has treated you and your career? What has been one goal that you have had this year and how close are you to reaching it? Or did you already reach it?
2018 was great! I wanted to release an original on a label by the end of the year, which I was able to do with Mad Decent. Diplo is one of my biggest inspirations, and MD is one of my favorite labels so I’ve been on cloud 9.
Growing up, how important was music to you? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?
I can remember as clearly as I see you sitting before me now the last and final time my mother kicked me out of the house for cavorting with the neighbor’s daughter. “Don’t come back here until you’ve made something of yourself Wolfgang!” She screamed after me, waving a broom and dust pan toward me menacingly as mothers were want to do in the 70’s. “Dammit, Julie,” I replied as I hopped my neighbor’s fence to pursue a sweet respite in my lover’s arms, “just you watch! I’ll become more powerful than you could ever imagine!” As I pulled myself out of the neighbor’s dumpster with an eye on the back door, I tripped over a copy of FLStudio. It was unwrapped, but the registration code checked out. I slapped that floppy disk right into my Apple Newton mainframe and the rest is history.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
I think the biggest surprise was finding out how much my brand and social media presence has to do with my career. I used to have people come up to me at shows and tell me they didn’t even know I make music, they just showed up because they thought I was funny on Twitter. Finding comedic inspiration and putting yourself out there constantly can be hard, but I have a great team who helps out.
How do you think you and your music have been influenced by your hometown and where you live today?
Generally how do you go about writing all your music? Do you follow the same process for all of your songs?
What was the inspiration for your recent single “Another Life”? How does it compare to anything else that you have released?
This song almost didn’t come out. I had written the instrumental sections and had my manager pitch it to labels, but everyone passed on it. I knew it had a lot of potential though, so I didn’t throw it out and instead sent it to this amazing singer Aviella, who recorded a demo into her iPhone and sent it back. It was an amazing vocal and her voice worked perfectly over the production, so I sent the demo back to Mad Decent and they changed their mind and signed it. It’s the first time I’ve used psytrance in a song; I’ve been putting psytrance in my live sets for about a year and a half now, but this is the first time I’ve written it.
When do you hope to release more new music and a full collection of new songs?
I’ll be putting out a bunch of remixes and originals between now and the start of the tour, then my goal for 2019 is to be able to release an EP with a cool label in the fall.
Since the beginning of music, people have turned to it for support and as an escape from their realities. How do you want your music received and appreciated?
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
I actually really enjoy engaging directly with my fanbase on Twitter and Instagram, so it’s really not a pain. The only challenge is coming up with photo and video content for posts, but I have a great photographer/videographer named Big Daddy Max who shoots me regularly to keep the library fresh. Twitter is my favorite platform because it’s a great outlet for my comedic side while I work on my stand up sets.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
I recently included a pretty comprehensive list in my r/trap AMA but some recent highlights have been 1788-L, TYNAN, Bishu, Jaron, and Sadkey. I’d love to work with Dillon Francis, he’s a huge role model for me as an artist and brand. Also Ekali or Slander, I play a lot of their music in my sets.
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, what musical item would you take with you and why?
PAN PIPES MY GOOD LADY
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?
I mostly watch anime but I don’t write J-Pop so don’t think I have a valid answer for this question.
Do you have any tour dates you would like to tell our readers about? How will you be spending your winter?
I’m really looking forward to my Los Angeles show at The Fonda on January 26th, I have a ton of friends joining me and it’s a hometown show, and we’re already planning on how to make the production special. I’ll be spending the winter not going outside in this balmy 70 degree LA weather and making a ton of music to play out on the tour, and anime. Mostly anime.