GLOBAL presents LAIDBACK LUKE (NDL), Zouk Club
Luke is laid back about everything except music. Over the past few years, Dutch producer and DJ, Laidback Luke has gone from being The Netherlands’ brightest house talent, to one of the biggest names in global dance music.
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 **** 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.
Despite his soaring profile in the electro house and progressive house scenes, Laidback Luke continues to sprinkle magic dust on a new generation of house producers that includes AVICII, Bart B More, SonicC, and Afrojack. Via his online forum, Luke has mentored and tutored hundreds of hungry aspiring producers over the years, and now with the launch of a new Super U & Me compilation series, he is giving young guns the kind of professional support that is essential for nurturing young talent.
Luke is starting a revolution; he is a man on a mission. Luke’s set out to blend uncompromising house beats and face-slapping-basslines across the globe.
Date : 23rd September 2010, Thursday
Location : Velvet Underground, Zouk Club