LUCATI Surrenders to the Groove on Stunning House Two-Tracker ‘Take Me Away / Kol Me’ on IN / ROTATION

LUCATI broadens his horizons on ‘Take Me Away / Kol Me,’ a well-rounded double-sided slice of house surfacing on Insomniac’s IN / ROTATION imprint.

Without ever skipping a beat, the seasoned house music stalwart LUCATI has mastered all manner of four-on-the-floor weapons, maintaining a prolific output that speaks to his impressive tenure on the dancefloor. From his minimalist-minded shakers down to the late-night rhythms of the more bass-laden variety, the L.A-based phenom doesn’t know how to miss. At the top of 2021, he dialed into a cheeky earworm of a groove with “Kol Me,” an off-the-hook tech house tool that rang as the second cut featured on the fifth installment of IN / ROTATION’s house-first compilation, ‘Rotate.’ Almost half a year down the line now, and he’s ready to package the piece up with a more tempered track showcasing a whole new side to his carefully calculated craft. 

“Take Me Away” finds him surrendering to much more subdued sensibilities, descending into a deep and more restrained headspace. The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Steven Klavier strikes a sentimental chord with his soul-drenched vocals, as he waxes poetic via a buttery delivery that enriches the swoon-worthy slice of house until the heart reaches its saturation point. Soft, circular organ chords and lilting pads play nice with subtle percussive shuffles, creating a warm and fuzzy feeling that forces you to succumb to its endearing essence.

“LUCATI sent me this demo back in February while I was living in SXM,” says Steven Klavier. “I fell in love with the grooviness of it immediately and I feel like it fully captured the feeling I had at the time of living on the beach during my Covid exile. The song is about totally submitting to love and letting it take you away.”

“‘Take Me Away’ is special to me,” adds LUCATI. “It’s about love at first sight, but not love for the first time. It’s about having loved someone before and now loving someone new again. With it, comes all the struggles and joys that love has in store for us. A sweet remembrance of what once was, and now the somber outlook of what’s to come. It’s a delicate sound with an intricate message that most of us have had the pleasure of feeling. Excited to have Insomniac’s blessing and I’m very thankful of them for believing in my musical range. Wouldn’t have it anywhere else.”

Despite having more than a decade’s worth of records to his name, LUCATI still manages to tickle the senses where you least expect it. His firm grip over the groove has allowed him to rub shoulders with living legends, having garnered support from Chris Lake, Green Velvet, Claude VonStroke, Lee Foss and a ballooning list of likeminded veterans. His dexterity behind the decks is also second to none, as evidenced by his countless gigs at world renowned festival and club alike. As of now, he’s looking at two highly anticipated sets at HARD Summer Music Festival in SoCal and Holy Ship! Wrecked, with new dates coming around the corner.

On the opposite end, Steven Klavier has also made his presence impossible to ignore. The New York-bred sensation has enjoyed his fair share of dancefloor-defining moments, blessing the microphone with his sultry tones on features for Walker & Royce and Eli Escobar. His dreamy cadence on Moon Boots piano-led “Tied Up,” pulled from the latter’s sophomore album ‘Bimini Road,’ drew support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and found its way into heavy rotation on KCRW.

“Take Me Away” is the perfect intersection between two of house music’s shining talents. Together, LUCATI and Steven Klavier effectively sweep you off your feet and let you glide on the highs of falling fast for that special sparkle in your eye.


RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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