Big Imagination & Public Works Present:
Francesca Lombardo (DJ set)
Tara Brooks (Listed / Desert Hearts / Kindisch, LA)
+ more TBA.
Big Imagination Benefit for the 747 rolling on the playa 2018
main room / funktion one sound
Francesca Lombardo has cultivated a sound of her own, one that represents her multi-disciplinary musical background and transcends the dance floor via an emotional narrative of dreamy soundscapes, stirring melodies and hypnotic rhythms.Italian-born and classically trained, Francesca carved her own path in electronic music, criss-crossing the globe as a DJ and live performer, whilst building up a formidable back-catalogue of music.Always pushing boundaries in the name of creativity, Francesca’s live show uses instrumentalists to perform her intricate productions, whilst her finesse as a DJ and undeniable vocal prowess further distinguishes her from the crowd.2012 saw Francesca’s first release of many on Crosstown Rebels. Now in 2016, a new phase of her career begins, as she prepares to unveil her debut album, a collection of songs that represents the essence of what she’s all about, an LP that is forward-thinking, powerful and made from the heart. Live musicians feature, merging the world of electronic music with Francesca’s classical upbringing, set to uplift and engage people from all walks of life. The outcome is a combination of grand compositions, paired with subtle, nuanced numbers. 2016 also marked the new beginning of Francesca’s Echoe imprint, a sister label to her already established Echolette label. There’s no doubt that Francesca’s passion and drive for innovation in music is unsurpassed, serving as the fuel to keep her inspired and relevant, and destined to soundtrack the best moments of our lives for years to come.
There is a line where the dark fuses with the light, the surreal with the sublime, the graceful with the powerful; it is within this line that Tara Brooks has carved out her truly distinct sound. Whether playing at an intimate club, a packed festival or a magical sunrise deep in the Burning Man Playa, Tara’s music envelopes the crowd, stirring them with deep grooves, hypnotic rhythms and haunting melodies. Behind the decks, her passion and love for music is contagious– Savoring every moment her smile beams out to a sea of faces who are right there with her, dancing away and smiling right back.
Growing up in a house where the warm melodies of old records constantly filled the air, the Southern California-born Tara began absorbing music at a very early age. She grew up having a love and appreciation for everything from classical to classic rock, from hip-hop to punk and everything in between. But it was within the Los Angeles underground dance scene where Tara ultimately found her calling.
Struck by the power of the music and the loving vibe of the scene, Tara immediately knew she had to be a part of it. Learning on vinyl, Tara put her first needle on a record in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. With her unique sound, loving energy and fierce work ethic leading the charge, Tara has played some of the most respected venues both domestic and abroad including The BPM Festival, WMC Space, Lightning in a Bottle, Sound (Los Angeles), PublicWorks (SF) Verboten (New York) and of course a little place she calls Home, Burning Man.
When she’s not touring, you can find Tara locked in the studio. Rather then focusing on genre or style, Tara is sonically inspired by personal experience and connection with her environment. Always striving to translate a specific feeling or moment, Tara creates a sound that is all her own: Compelling, sophisticated, haunting and healing, piercing your heart and invigorating your soul.
Whether it’s through production or playing, Tara’s continued passion for sharing her music knows no bounds. From being Desert Hearts and Subtract Music’s newest resident to kicking of the new year with Louie Fresco’s MEXA Records BPM party and Costa Rica’s Envision Festival along with several productions and remixes being set for release the future is filled with light for Tara Brooks as she continues to do what she loves her way and always from the heart.