Laidback Luke

From12 January 2019to15 February 2019

Laidback Luke

Laidback Luke, born October 22nd, 1976, Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen is a Dutch DJ and producer. He made it to number 46 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list in 2008 and then jumped to 27 in 2009, before making it to 17 in 2010.

Laidback Luke is originally from The Netherlands and has always been creative. He made his name as a graffiti artist before composing music, beginning with electronic music at one of his friend’s who owned an Amiga computer. It was his friend who demonstrated the beauty of sampling and how you can rework music to create your own. Once upon a time, Dobre, DJ’d at Luke’s school. Entrepreneurial Luke approached Dobre about sending him a demo and after sending the tape and earning some feedback from Dobre, Luke invested in a synthesizer. The two artists kept in touch, and Luke received mentoring from Dobre, who pointed him in the right directions enough to land himself a record deal at the age of 18. Over the next years, Luke would shape his own brand of hard techno music, which drew influences from the funky hard Chicago sound.

Throughout his career, he has worked alongside some of the greats of his field such as David Guetta, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingross, Axwell, Example and Junior Sanchez. He has been fortunate enough to have toured Europe, North America, Ibiza and Japan, releasing countless singles along the way, with one of the most successful being a rework of a song called “Show Me Love” with Steve Angello featuring Robin S released in 2009 and charting at No. 11 in the UK Singles Chart.

With a sound that is always evolving, and has said that at times, minimal techno can become quite limiting from a creative point of view so is constantly looking ahead for the next step to see what his next target is going to be.

Saturday 12 January 2019

Laidback Luke

Glow at Echostage, Washington, DC, US


Friday 15 February 2019

Laidback Luke

Ravine, Atlanta, GA, US

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