Francesca Lombardo on stay efficiency, her debut album and deciding her personal future

First thrown into the worldwide highlight in 2011 as Crosstown Rebels’ “first girl”, Francesca Lombardo has, during the last seven years, confirmed her standing in dance music by an ever-growing discography, high-profile units and stay reveals at golf equipment and festivals the world over. Her punishing touring schedule in August and September noticed her taking part in reveals in Lebanon, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and a number of dates within the US, together with LA and Miami. A flick by her Instagram profile will take you world wide. 

DJ Mag catches up with Lombardo whereas she’s ready for delayed baggage to reach in San Francisco. She’s about to do a street journey to play at her fourth Burning Man on the Robot Heart bus, alongside Art Department, Seb Wildblood, DJ Tennis and Mr C.

Lombardo is completely charming. Her down-to-earth method and bubbly optimism quickly diverts consideration away from the truth that there isn’t a lot in music that she will be able to’t do. Not solely a DJ and producer, Lombardo can also be a gifted singer with a background in opera and classical piano, in addition to incomes an extra diploma and diploma in Vocal Techniques and a Sound Engineering diploma respectively. On high of all this, she owns and runs two report labels.

She’s been exhausting at work within the studio, having simply launched her debut on Anja Schneider’s new label Sous Music and a single on Bar 25, plus a remix on Rebirth Music and additional remixes on her younger label, Echoe. But, most importantly, she launched the primary single from her long-awaited debut album, ‘Life Of Leaf’, on her different label, Echolette.

The single ‘Eye Ring’ has been met withcritical acclaim, a lot of which is attributed to Lombardo’s enchanting voice. Each phrase on the monitor is delivered rigorously over delicate, dreamy string and piano preparations, and guided by a sparse, beckoning groove. The single completely flaunts her vocal talents and units the tone for a really private LP, which sees her meld that early classical coaching, and singing in bands, with digital music. It distils all of Lombardo’s abilities right into a coherent assertion.

Francesca Lombardo on live performance, her debut album and deciding her own destiny

You might argue that the blueprint for the album’s sensibilities has come from her elaborate stay reveals, which incorporate Lombardo taking part in stay and singing, in addition to a string part. ‘Life Of Leaf’ is a definite departure from her type as a DJ and present repertoire of singles, which leans closely on tech-house and techno. However, Lombardo has all the time had a deep penchant for digital artists together with Aphex Twin, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Plastikman and labels akin to Ghostly International. 

“It could also be new within the eyes of people that know me as a DJ, but it surely’s not a brand new factor,” she says. “DJing may be very enjoyable and fulfilling — it’s very religious and connects individuals, however taking part in music stay is extra three-dimensional. 

“Performing stay is one other degree, the work behind it’s big. It’s your music, you might be rehearsing your music, you might be taking part in music that you’ve got been writing for a very long time… you utilize extra of your abilities. You have to make use of not solely your alternative and your mixing, however you need to play and you need to sing. You use your palms, you utilize your coronary heart, you utilize your voice. It entails all the pieces.” 

Growing up in Castiglione delle Stiviere, shut to Lake Garda in north-west Italy, right into a household of cooks and restaurateurs, Francesca paints a vivid image of her childhood. She would harmonise along with her father, who liked to sing, and will effortlessly accompany any of the numerous devices in the home. Her curiosity in and aptitude for music was seen and nurtured: on the age of six, her dad and mom purchased her a piano and enrolled her in a 10-year course in classical piano and opera on the Conservatorium Of Music. But, six years in, Francesca left Italy and moved to London to chase her goals of being a singer. left Italy and moved to London to chase her goals of being a singer.