For the latest edition of our Social Local podcast series we welcome Ibiza resident Luca Averna. Luca is a dj and producer who has called Ibiza his home for the past 8 years. He’s career as a performer and producer dates back to 2010 but he has had a lifelong love affair with music. This Portogruaro (Venice) native forged an eclectic taste and a wide musical knowledge. From an early age, he was a regular of many clubs and record shops around Italy. From an early age, he was a regular of many clubs and record shops around Italy. This is reflected in his mixes and in his productions.
His many years as a collector and a selector have cemented his place among the next generation of Balearic tastemaker. Despite the challenges the world has faced these last two years, in 2020 Luca maintained his summer dj residency at the Pikes Hotel. In 2019 he was chosen as a dj resident at the visually imposing 7 Pines hotel, where he soundtracked the mythical sunsets of Cala Comte. It is here that he shared the decks with the legendary Chris Coco and continued to perfect the noble art of bidding farewell to the sun to usher in the night.
That same year he formed the group Residentes Balearicos, together with Alessandro Doretto. The duo released their productions on prestigious labels such as Music For Dreams and Archipelago Records. Quickly the songs of Residents Balearicos flooded the playlist of djs around the world. By 2021 they have confirmed releases on Live at Robert Johnson, Cala Tarida Music, Wiskey Pickley and Balearic Ensemble.
Since 2016, he can be heard selecting music in spaces such as Café del Mar, Sankeys, Zoo Project, Pikes, Casa Maca, Kumharas, Ocean Hotel and Hostal la Torre. At the same time as these performances, once a month he celebrates HOMIES at the legendary Pikes Hotel with his musical partners Camilo Miranda and Christian Len.
HOMIES was born in 2016 as a different proposal from the super-clubs of the island. Providing music without genres or labels, to dance as if you were in your living room. Currently HOMIES maintains its monthly residence in Ibiza and in the off-season, it becomes an itinerant event with dates in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Madrid and all around Europe. In 2020 the collective diversified even more, transforming the brand into a record label “vinyl only” , releasing edits by the hand of some of the collaborators that are part of the universe HOMIES.
To better understand the DNA of Luca Averna’s sound, you have to go back to the mid-1990s. After his time at the record distributor Musical Box, he founded the record label NOHO with Sagats; and joined the collective The Sound Of Brenta. Beginning a period of important learning in production and composition of electronic music, with instruments and synthesizers 100% analog and inspired by the sound of Detroit House and Techno.
In 2010 he became a full-time musician. Under the pseudonym of Jay Green, he went into the first tours in Europe and performed at Panorama Bar in Berlin. Those who cannot be lucky enough to listen to Luca Averna in his live sessions can connect with his signature style through his residencies on the radio shows he hosts monthly for Rocket Radio Verona (El Bullit Sonico), 1btn Radio and Ibiza Sonica with the Homies crew.