Moplen - Ain't no dub about it (Funk Purpose Vol. 3/2)
Vinyl junkie, DJ and remixer from Bergamo, Italy, Luca aka Moplen has put out remixes out on crucial labels in the disco-edits scene such as GAMM, BBE, LUMBERJACKS IN HELL, seminal house music labels like HENRY STREET MUSIC and SOULFURIC and iconic disco labels like SALSOUL and TK RECORDS.
He remixed tracks by Candi Staton, Frankie Knuckles, First Choice, Salsoul Orchestra to name a few.
His multitrack remixes show his distinctive style in revising classic cuts for the modern dancefloor without ruining their original vibe.
As Kon said in his RBMA Headphone Highlights: "I really like his style ... i really like that, when you can identify someone's sound ... the same way one could hear a Pete Rock beat or a Premo beat or a Dilla beat ... each one of his remixes has his style , so this guy...he does something really unique with the drums”.
In the last few years his remixes have been increasingly supported by world class djs and key figures in the music scene. First of all, Dimitri from Paris have been playing Moplen remixes constantly since 2011, when he included Luca's Sinnamon remix in his
Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.
Radio personalities such as Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles played his tunes in their shows.
Drum n bass superstar DJ Marky in his “influences” set on Boiler Room Brasil played a Johnny Hammond remix by Moplen, stating “this remix by Luca is one of my all time favourites”.
Big names constantly play Moplen's works in their sets: Little Louie Vega, Danny Krivit, Dj Harvey, Kon, Ashley Beedle, Cosmo, Ben Liebrand, Kenny Carpenter, Rahaan, Jazzy Jeff, Dazzle Drums, Gilles Peterson, Craig Charles, Glenn Underground,
Hector Romero, Eli Escobar, Jamie 326 and many others.
Dj since 1998 he regularly plays all over Italy (Florence, Pisa, Rome, Taranto, Milan, Venice) and abroad, like at the iconic Le Bain In NYC; he’s the only Italian Dj to have shared the booth at the famous Motown Party in Paris with resident Dj Reverend P:
He’s a regular Guest on Italy's Radio Capital FM “Capital Party” show. Since 2013, with partner Jopparelli, he has been running Tropicalismi, the infamous monthly underground party in his hometown.
Together they also played a set for the 180gr series on Youtube: