Tour Essentials with Carlo Lio
Originally known for leading the pack of talented Toronto producers, Carlo Lio has utilized his trademark hypnotic house and deep techno sound to solidify his status among todays world-renowned producers. He has created a unique style with a fast paced deep tech-house sound, whilst most recently incorporating minimal elements with inspiration from Dubfire, Paco Osuna, Loco Dice and Marco Carola.
Since the release of his first EP on SCI + TEC in 2008, he has over 12 releases on the label at present , which many have charted in the Top 20 on Beatport. Carlo Lio was approached by Dubfire and Oliver Huntemann to remix the track ‘Diablo’ for them and Cocoon Records and the track went on to top the charts and Carlo`s discography has exploded with music being recognized among the biggest labels in the market. In 2012, he was also listed at Number 13 in the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ’s of all time, which was a milestone in his career.
Since then, the past 3 years have been busy for Carlo – being based between Barcelona and his hometown of Toronto he has had the oppourtunity to play many of the best venues worldwide. He is a regular at BPM, WMC, ADE and also his summer is dominated with gigs in Ibiza, incuding the legendary Music On.His newest project – ‘’On Edge Society’’ was launched early in 2015, with a focus on being a vinyl only label with digital release available at a later date.
2015 was a standout year for Carlo in terms of releases; a remix of Sian’s ‘’Diamond Shore’’ on Octopus Recordings, along with a huge project to remix one of Basement Jaxx’s much loved tracks ‘’House Scene’’. Not to forget his exclusive one hour set for Drumcode Radio, as their DCR251 podcast, live from Stereo in Montreal – a first for Carlo with the leading techno label of the moment. Late 2015 saw a much anticipated return to Suara with his ‘’Technicolour Boogie’’ EP which had remixes from Nicole Moudaber and Chus & Ceballos.
2016 has started with a bang! Playing UNION and Kraftwerk at BPM and has scheduled releases with No.19 and This and That, all before Spring. Carlo will be touring worldwide this year – catch him at Sonus Festival in Croatia this summer!
As the summer festival season is just about to start, we asked Carlo Lio to share with us his absolute essentials when traveling to his gigs all around the world!
- iPad: This is a must for me. Not only am i a TV Whore. But i also have a hard time sleeping on planes. So the flights without a TV, an IPAD is always the best back up!
- Earplugs: Never leave home with out my custom plugs. The feel good, they lower the volume just enough, and of course, they save you from going deaf!!
- Magazines: I have so many magazines at home. So it don’t matter to me wether they are new or old. I always just grab a couple for when the shows on my IPAD run out heheh!
View Line-up & Tickets to Sonus Festival here