“Everything about this ‘thing’ (I won’t even call it a song) is wrong…” Luca Cazal pulls no punches as he offers up his most loved (and most hated) tracks of all time.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
The first record I ever bought was Introducing the Hardline according to Terence Trent D’Arby. I still love this album – so many great songs on it and what a voice! Definitely one of the best albums of the 80s.
The first time you remember hearing electronic music?
As a kid listening to the radio in my parents’ car. It was the mid 80s in Italy and italo disco was the thing back then. Unfortunately my parents have always been more into guitar music so they would have turned to a different station pretty quickly!
Your favourite ever record?
This is a really hard question but I will go with Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.
The guilty pleasure?
I don’t know if this classifies as a guilty pleasure, but ‘Relax (NYC Mix)’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. I guess the original would be a guilty pleasure but this extended mix is just an absolute bomb!
The last track of the night?
There are many, obviously, but one I always go back to is ‘Forever Monna’ by Chez Damier and Stacey Pullen.
The best chillout record?
I think anything by The Wailers produced by Lee ’Scratch’ Perry. Before Bob Marley and The Wailers signed to Island Records they recorded at least two albums worth of material with Lee Perry. A lot of the tracks ended up on their first two major label albums but they were re-recorded and made more accessible for a mainstream audience. Those early recordings for me are the ones – I’ll listen to tracks like ‘Mr. Brown’ or ‘Duppy Conquerer’ until I’m old.
The worst record you’ve ever heard?
It has to be ‘Let Me Take A #Selfie’ by The Chainsmokers. Everything about this ‘thing’ (I won’t even call it a song) is wrong… All I can say is ‘why?!’