Passaic, New Jersey
Luciano Xactamente is one of the most dynamic voices of Latin music. Born as Michael Joseph Luciano on April 17th 1992 in the small town of Passaic, NJ, it was evident that this child was destined for greatness. Luciano demonstrated incredible artistic abilities at a very young age. His parents played a major role in his musical development by introducing him to the art and igniting his passion for music. His father, Niki Luciano, who played the cuatro at family reunions and popular parties in Venezuela, provided him with a strong musical foundation. Luciano always had a passion for playing various instruments and singing the tropical rhythms of Bachata and Merengue. At the young age of 12, he began to explore his passion for songwriting.
Growing up, Luciano Xactamente continued to perfect his knowledge of music by participating in several student bands. He mastered the saxophone as a member of award-winning concert, honor and, jazz bands. Luciano also participated in string orchestras where he skillfully played the cello and was even a member of an award-winning tropical steel drum band! High school was surely the nexus of his future as he took the decision to no longer be part of the marching band with a sole intention: Creating his own music. In addition to graduating from Passaic High School with honors, by the end of his Junior year he wrote, produced, and recorded twelve original songs, which he used to participate in various summer concerts and competitions.
Luciano combines his Italian-Dominican roots and passion for art into a powerful, strong blend of tropical music. He has a great passion for rock and deeply admires the talented Vico C, to who he attributes having triggerd his interest in urban music. These influences have provided a foundation and have allowed him to find his unique and dynamic voice which allows him to sing in high, medium and low pitches. His music is every bit of himself comprised into the allotted time that each song is standardly in length; the pain, the struggle, the happiness, the victory.
Some of Luciano’s past successes include participating and winning awards in competitions, such as, Kids in Concert, Music in the Parks, and MTV Tres "El Headliner". These successes attribute to his big steps towards becoming an internationally renowned artist. His songs, that are a fusion of vallenato, pop, salsa and merengue, have allowed him to share the stage with Latin artists, Joe Veras, 24 Horas and El Prodigio. These accolades have led renowned producers William “Latin Will” Villalona, Joshua “JTraxx” Mateo, Lenny “LenMelody” Santos, Ivan “Matetraxx” Chevere, and Robinson Hernandez to take interest in the production of Luciano’s first album.
Currently, he is working under the California based label Maj Records to promote his first single, “Sigo Enamorado” which was an instant sensation amongst Luciano’s immediate fans.Despite these successful steps, Luciano continues to grow as an individual and is more determined than ever to establish himself as an international Latin artist. A singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and composer; the future of this young musical genius is surely promising. Luciano Xactamente is truly "El Paquete Completo"; The Complete Package.
"Sigo Enamorado" written & performed by Luciano Xactamente.
Produced by Latin Will.
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