Producer and all-round artist, Luca Santamaria has spent 2020 pushing from strength to strength and taken the time to really work on his craft. Not only has he dropped his debut album 'Memories', but multiple singles with an array of dynamic, North London MCs without once dropping an ounce of quality. Although Luca has found his feet musically this year he has also used this time to bring on and promote other creatives around him as well.
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When we first discussed the underground scene with Luca back in July, he told us he felt it was for the people 'fed up' hearing the typical repetitiveness of the more mainstream drill and rap culture we have today and that the alternative areas of London tend to receive more love in terms of music too.
''I want to put North London back on the map'',
As we head into the new year Luca Santamaria is continuing to do just that with his latest release 'Tints On The Greenhouse'. Featured vocalist; a16-year-old MC by the name of Cal1sto is showing massive potential for someone only 2 years into making music. Working consistently with Luca throughout this period, yesterday the pair finally released their first collaborative single; and it's another statement of intent from the man behind the buttons.
Adding yet another flair and sound to his ever-growing arsenal, Luca drives the track with 'powerful drums and atmospheric synths' as Cal1sto displays true hunger in his delivery. Once again both artists worked very closely together during the studio process along with Luca's other regular associates such as up and coming filmmaker Byron Rigby on the visuals landing January 1st.
The track has that tentative feeling; chilling yet ready to explode as Cal1sto switches between creeping and skipping energetically over the warped backdrop Luca lays downs. As things progress we hope to hear more from Cal1sto in the near future.
Be sure to check out the 'Tints On The Greenhouse' below and hear both artists really step into their own as they present a refreshingly unique sound.
We are hoping to be working with Luca soon on some up and coming projects so make sure you're staying in the loop for that!
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