A Night Vision
Founder of the Brooklyn based record label / super-villain collective, Trouble and Bass, Luca Venezia is no stranger music production. His alter ego, Drop the Lime, is known for his unique approach to throwing down tunes that are atypical from his peers. As Luca explains that this is his “first proper album,” it is thus met with great expectations.
From the get go, it’s clear that Enter the Night is not your typical EDM bang-a-thon record. “Not The Only One” starts the album off with twangy blues guitar and folksy clap patterns alongside Luca’s heartfelt, powerhouse singing, “I’ve seen dark, dark days and cold, cold nights but hey I’m not the only one.” The following “Bandit Blues” continues this trend of Luca’s affinity for rockabilly and blues inspired style, which can be heard clearly in the deft vocals and live instrumentation. The nocturnal motif continues on “Stay Up Late,” which is the first synth-centric track on the album which comes club ready with a pulsing, electronic beat. “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” sounds like it was pulled straight form a western, yet still manages to include several breaks and an almost moombahton rhythm. The 10th and final track, simply titled “Leaving,” begins aptly with a sultry piano ballad in which Luca ponders the events and decisions made at the end of an evening.
Nearly four years in the making, it’s clear that Drop the Lime poured his heart and soul into Enter the Night. The ever-ambiguous genre bar has definitely been raised with this one. Although those looking for a banging dance or grimy dubstep album might be disappointed, with the current music scene already overflowing with this type of music, Enter the Night is a welcome paradigm shift all will enjoy.