feeder insider w/ Francesca Lombardo
Francesca Lombardo was born in Italy and has a multi-disciplinary background with classical music playing an important role for her as a child. Now a DJ and a live performer, she has released music on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Rebellion or Echoe and her live set which incorporates a group of instrumentalists to compose and conduct intricate productions, sheds a light on a very complex artist as she uses her DJ skills but also her voice to craft a perfect vibe. We had a chance to go deeper into Francesca‘s world and here’s what we found out.
keywords: touring, Sofiel, style, goals
My favourite street in London… Darnley Road, where my studio is.
A funny childhood memory… when I nearly threw myself out the window because my Mum tried to make me eat cheese…
If I could travel into the past… I’d be the first cosmonaut!
The last film I saw… Supersonic
A good day starts with… A strong coffee and smiles.
My laptop wallpaper is… Minibar, my cat.
The perfect dinner… Echo Tacos, my label’s signature dish.
3 artists that inspired me… Yann Tiersen, Mathew Johnson and Max Richter.
Vlad Dumitrescu: Hello, Francesca! It’s nice to have you as a guest on the feeder insider series. You visited Romania several times now, most recently earlier this year at Kristal Club and at UR.BASM. How were the visits in our country so far?
Francesca Lombardo: I have always loved to play in Bucharest, there is a such strong scene for my kind of electronic music, which gives me lots of freedom when I play.
VD: You recently went on a tour in South & North America visiting countries such as Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico or USA. How do you like the touring life? What are your plans and goals for 2017, now that 2016 is almost over?
FL: I love touring, any chance to travel and see different parts of the world, experiencing new food and people is fine by me! For 2017 I will keep on doing what I am doing and hopefully get more the chances to explore the globe.
VD: Your debut EP, Changes, released on Crosstown Rebels in the summer of 2012 contains a track very close to your soul, Sofiel. Those were the early days of your career, how has your style changed over the years? What do you think made Sofiel such a special track?
FL: I find it hard to trace these kind of changes, they feel like a natural evolution, so tend to go unnoticed if I’m honest. I still love “Sofiel” for what it is, it still sounds very me and I like to play it out to this day.
Words by Vlad Dumitrescu
Photos Francesca Lombardo