- Words Emma Deeley
The DJ creating her own genre, Francesca Lombardo debuted her first album “Life of Leaf” last year and we get the intel on her favourite disco-driven 10Trax of the moment…
An ode to holiday memoirs of Ibiza pool parties, wild nights on the slopes or lazy beach days, Francesca Lombardo’s debut album takes eclectic influences from her classical orchestral past and combines this with the future of electronic dancehall music.
After working in the industry for 21 years, Lombardo seeks new goals releasing her 11-track album peppering her tracks with trance-like piano melodies and delicately smooth orchestral touches. Liking her new album to the essence of her being: forward-thinking, powerful and made from the heart, the tracks aim to inspire and empower individuals with its upbeat and multi-dimensional momentum.
Paving her own way through the dance floor music jungle, this successful Italian-born DJ has embraced her past, training at the Conservatorium of Music in Italy studying vocal techniques and piano, and playing in the all-female electro-rock band – Purity, talentedly taking responsibility for a number of aspects in the band.
Using her past nuances has allowed her to create her own unique sound and places her in good stead proven by her career highlights at IMS Dalt Villa, Burning Man, Tomorrowland, Get Lost and Circoloco. Lombardo’s extensive industry expertise has also provided her with the notoriety of speaking three times at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. Here she has spoken about empowering women in the industry and how to stand out from the crowds with similar dreams. Success seeks Lombardo, so there’s no second-guessing that this year will be her best yet.
To snoop into what this music mogul is currently listening to, scroll down for her favourite disco-driven 10Trax, and expect much more Lombardo coming soon with remixes from 808 State and The Orb!
"Italian Stallion" by Todd Terje
"Todd Terje is one of my favourites and never fails to amaze me with his music. This is one of the millions I love from him."
"Delirio Italiano" by Kapote
"I discovered this in LA last month, it's a big gem if you like weird disco."
"Don't Oho (Coeo Edits)" by Coeo
"Love the African vibe on this, sunny, happy and loving."
"True Destiny" by Unknown Artist
"Another edit I have the honour to have on vinyl, a bit of funkiness too in this track."
"Do You Know (PXWHITE002)" by Unknown Artist
"I used to be obsessed with the original of this when I was a child and when I found this vinyl I melted. I absolutely love this track!"
"Sampadan 8" by Todh Teri
"Another artist I admire, who introduced Indian disco in my life. I have all his vinyl and I just picked one of the many tracks I love from him."
"Side A (Groovy Minority Ep 01)" by Unknown Artist
"Another French disco edit which is a killer. I love the vintage disco vibes on it and the little Tom."
"Koi Jaye" by Tjade
"Another Indian inspired disco track edit released on Bordello a Parigi, nothing else to say here."
"Suspect to Find" by Flegon
"Super funny disco track for day time."
"Where's Walter" by The Patchouli Brothers
"Another boogie edit to add to your collection of favourite tunes."