It's been yet another amazing year for techno. Ben Klock and Rødhåd both graced the front cover this year, heralding the wave of heavy-hitting artists that are now at the forefront of electronic music. There's no doubt that alongside the genre's flagbearers, one of the most promising and high-rising talents is Italian-born, Berlin-based Lucy.
He first appeared nearly a decade ago with releases on Meerestief and Perspectiv, with 'The Glass Computer' acting a deep, pulsating and at times wriggling introduction to Luca Mortellaro's sound. It wasn't until 2009 that he set up his own imprint Stroboscopic Artefacts and from then on things really started to pick up. It acted a true outlet for Lucy's vision and also a place where he could bring together artists and sounds that were united under a tailored aesthetic.
In its eight years of existence the label has put out EPs from some of techno's finest, with figureheads like Perc, Tommy Four Seven, Luke Slater, James Ruskin and Silent Servant all contributing to a stellar discography. Some of Lucy's most interesting projects however come in the form of several high-profile collaborations with techno's elite.
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