Luca Bernabei is the main founder of the MothLab collective and of MothLab Recordings, with his twenty years of djing experience, he is a concrete believer of the Techno Music scene. He is well known as one of the most productive Djs in the centre of Italy. His musical experience starts as a drum player and since the early 90’s he begins his experimental path as a Dj in the dance music scenery.
In 1992 Luca launches the “Fast Group”, one of the first italian organization teams of raves and parties. In the meantime, from 1994 till 1997, he becomes dj resident by the most important progressive music clubs in Tuscany: Ashram, Paradise, Tendenza, Blue Kaos. In 1995 Luca creates “Music Priority” based in Florence till 2000.
MP becomes one of the best rave parties organization group in collaboration with european masters as Sound Conspiracy from England, Okupè and Mutoid from France, Livello 57 from Bologna/Italy. MP also joins the Technival Festival. From 2000 to 2003 Luca starts to work with the label Urban Mantra Records in Florence, producing the vinyl tracks “Techno Respect” and “932 s.l.m.”, he joins the Urban Mantra Festivals, he organizes “Florence Play Techno” and as well the first national “Street Parade” in Florence (2002). In the same year Basic.ch, a Swiss web-radio, starts broadcasting his live sets.
In the year 2004 he turns his dj-ing from vinyl to one of the most important digital mixing softwares: Traktor (Native Instruments). Tracks, productions, samples and effects take then part into Luca’s sets, developing an extremely accurate, harmonic, quality tech-house/techno performance, each show enriched from amazing visual performances.
He becomes a minimal techno/tech-house composer, getting Avid Pro-Tools and Ableton Live certifications by “Percorsi Audio” the first Apple, Ableton and Avid certified training center in Italy. After building his own studio he is finally able to bring to life the project he was planning since many years, in 2010 he creates MothLab and in 2011 he launches MothLab Recordings.
Luca is a dj, a producer, a sound engineer, a party organizer, he brings MothLab on tour, especially in New York; Bar 13, Sullivan Room, TBA Brooklyn, Open House, Karma Lounge, Ran Tea House just to name a few; recently settling collaborations with some of the most important underground promoters of the city: Rite of Wednesdays, SinnerScene, TBA Brooklyn, Momentum, PART, The House Cartel, BasicNy, Nosi Music. Since 2010 his sets are also broadcasted on Galileo Radio Show on Proton Radio and on Gin and Juice Radio.