The Chill Out Tent Guest Mix – Luca Averna

Luca Averna is an Ibiza-based Italian DJ and producer. He is one half of Residentes Baleáricos. Every Saturday, when it’s not rainy or too hot, he goes down to San Jordi market to search for strange and exotic Balearic vinyl. Here, scratches and all, is an hour mix of some of his more esoteric purchases. One for the heads.

We asked Luca about his record collection and his strategy for finding great music in the second hand crates…

‘I have 10,000 records and thousands of  CDs and tapes. I worked for 10 years in a music shop, I went to record shops a lot, I have always bought music. I started when I was teenager to collect tapes from the most famous clubs in Italy and then vinyl and CDs. I collect everything that can excite me from house to jazz. I don’t have a defined favourite genre but only a taste to feed, sometimes only just for the cover. I love to buy cheap records at the market and I am addicted to that adrenaline that is produced when you find gems at a cheap price. In all these years of digging I have developed a certain sense of attraction for good records . Definitely key points for me are the lettering and the cover. I don’t spend a lot of money on a single record, I think that only 2 or 3 times I have spent 50 euro for a record.’

Luca at the market

Residentes Baleáricos have some new music out soon on Higher Love Recordings, a little teaser here…

A successful morning of digging in the crates

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