Synchronicity is a wondrous thing, and the creative pairing of Luke Brancaccio (Brancaccio & Asher, Suicide Sports Club) with Simon Berry (Platipus Records, Art Of Trance, Union Jack) after a chance meeting at a London house party, is perhaps a sign that the universe is conspiring to guide electronic music on to a new and exciting path.
The past 2 years has seen them unveil six crucial releases. ‘Oblivion’ on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records and ‘Wake Up’ on Yousef’s Circus Recordings – both of which received much critical acclaim, and firmly positioned this experienced duo as one of the most exhilarating new collaborative projects around. They returned to Bedrock with their third, highly accomplished offering – ‘Close Your Eyes’ – featuring the compelling vocals of JJD, which reached No.1 in the Beatport Top 100 Progressive Chart. John Digweed and Nick Muir’s brilliant reworking of the original went on to top the DJ Magazine Techno Chart.
The epic and undulating ‘Pukwudgie’ followed on Platipus and further endorsed the duo’s reputation for outputting consistently fresh and innovative productions, which went on to seal their hat-trick on Bedrock ‘I Hear This’ accompanied by a thoroughly discerning remix by Yotto.
Simon and Luke were recently voted third in ‘World’s Best Progressive House Producer 2019’ in a public vote on Change Underground which paved the way nicely for their return to Platipus with ‘Believe’ with a highly refined remix by Berlin-Based Torsten Fassbender, and their epic ‘Stripes & Stars’ release with remixes by Torsten Fassbender and Kiz Pattison.
By sourcing crucial elements from the past and interpreting them in new ways for the future, Luke Brancaccio and Simon Berry are continuing to develop a uniquely original style that is entirely their own.
10/17: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘Oblivion’ + Remix by HOSH [Bedrock Records]
03/18: Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio ‘Wake Up’ + Remixes by Kaiserdisco + Mella Dee [Circus Recordings]
06/18: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry Feat. JJD ‘Close Your Eyes’ [Bedrock Records]
06/18: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry Feat. JJD ‘Close Your Eyes’ Reworking by John Digweed & Nick Muir [Bedrock Records]
07/18: Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio ‘Pukwudgie’ + Remixes by Gai Barone + Barry Jamieson’s Mono Electric Orchestra [Platipus]
12/18: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘I Hear This’ + Remix by Yotto [Bedrock Records]
04/19: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘Believe’ + Remix by Torsten Fassbender
06/19: Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry ‘Stripes & Stars’ + Remix by [Platipus]
11/17: Martin Merkel ‘Little Wonder’ (Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio Remix) [Platipus]
Simon Berry & Luke Brancaccio