Christian Presents, LAIDBACK LUKE at Ruby Skye!
01/01/10 LAIDBACK LUKE
"Saturday" at Ruby Skye: Day One
Pineiro, Mixed Elements and Flirty Flirty bring you DJ/Producer
LAIDBACK LUKE at Rubty Skye. Personally one of my favorites!!!
About Laidback Luke:
is laid back about everything except music. Since landing a new entry –
46 – in DJ magazine's Top 100 DJs Poll of 2008, it's clear that
Holland's homeboy is on fire like never before. It's why he was selected
to ignite the Stealth Live! CD series with a near perfect club mix. Why
he was snapped up for a weekly Friday show by French station Radio FG.
Why his own party, Super You&Me, is such a winner. Why he is bustin'
up bassbins from Australia to the Americas – and ripping up a storm
working with everyone from Diplo to Tiësto. Yes, Luke's stratospheric
success befits his world-beating talents and is reaching new levels of
hotness in 2009!
2009 is Luke's craziest year yet. His
collaboration with the Swedish House Mafia, 'Leave The World Behind',
was an Essential New Tune on Pete Tong's Miami show – and, as of July
2009, is Beatport's best-selling track of the year. His Super You&Me
party at club Louis during WMC was also an incredible success, starring
some sick tag-team antics from Diplo & A-Trak before Luke closed
the show. Plus, Luke & Diplo have produced a dancefloor slayer
called 'Hey' on Southern Fried. This is supported by DJs like Kissy Sell
Out, on his Radio 1 show, where Luke's track with Lee Mortimer, 'Blau',
received airplay. Naturally, Luke's remix talents are equally in demand
– just see Martin Solveig's 'Boys & Girls' and MSTRKRFT featuring
John Legend's 'Heartbreaker'. To top it off, he has remixed David Guetta
and traded remixes with Tiësto. Meanwhile, Luke's own killer track 'My
G*O*D* (My Guns On Demo)' is scorching floors, and he's always testing
new artillery on his travels. Touring in 2009 has seen Luke continue to
blaze a trail from Australia to Ibiza, where he played for David
Guetta's Fuck Me I'm Famous party at Pacha, and with Roger Sanchez for
Release Yourself at Amnesia. Further marking his transition to major
league status, this year has also seen him nominated for best House DJ
in Ibiza's DJ Awards.
Luke (Luke van Scheppingen) was born in
Manila, Philippines, but grew up in the Netherlands. He loved guitars,
graffiti, hip-hop and house, and found a mentor in Dobre (Chocolate
Puma). He was just a teenager when he began producing, taking the 'laid
back' tag from Snoop Dogg's 'Gin & Juice'. Yet by 1995 he was
putting out tracks and from 96 was remixing for established artists, in
addition to DJing professionally. Once beating a Dutch DMC champ in
battle, Luke showed the world how he rolls: skilfully fusing an array of
flavours, edits, bootlegs and a cappellas into a slick signature style.
He even released an album, Psyched U, in 1999. But it wasn't until
Virgin signed 'Rocking With The Best' and released his 2002 album,
Electronic Satisfaction, that his profile soared. Luke's Dance Valley
anthem, 'We Can Not Get Enough', then blew up. He also mixed his first
compilation, Windmill Skill. His discography was therefore already
looking prolific as he remixed Daft Punk (who were a huge early
influence), Murk, Oliver Lieb and Tom Stephan. And to up the output in
2004, he introduced his own label, Mixmash.
Luke's alliance with
the Swedish House Mafia first came to fruition when he remixed 'Sexy
F**k' for Steve Angello's Size in 2006, and with Angello produced
'Otherwize Then'. These marked the start of an annual tradition of
making music with the Swedes.
DJing and producing relentlessly,
and innovating musically like nobody else, more chart-busting,
club-shaking times lie ahead for Luke. At this point, scrolling through
his achievements may be exhausting enough, but imagine living that
diary, my G*O*D*. His secret? Well, a clue is in the pure energy that he
transmits and the martial arts that he practises. Yes, Luke has good
'kung fu', always keeping an ear to the ground while his music rockets
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