Luke’s obsession with bringing us contagious, hip-gyrating electronic funk is only rivalled by his addiction to vintage synths and badass drum machines. His family includes vintage Moog, Oberheim, Roland and Korg just to name a few. We see some of these beasts make a cameo in Luke’s live show on the road which features synths, drum pads and the quintessential 80s keytar.
In 2011, we were first introduced to Luke’s synth wizardry through his releases from Future Classic, which paid homage to his euro-disco influences. This was closely followed by cult classic ‘Arnold’ which found a home coming in at #71 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 that year. Arnold continues to have a fanatical following with more than 2.5 million views across YouTube.
Fast forward to current day, Luke has a string of seminal releases including ‘Midnight/Galaxy’ via Nurvous Records, ‘Light and Sound’ and ‘Fear The Night’ through etcetc. The Triple J waves are no stranger to Luke’s releases with tracks Arnold, Midnight and Fear the Night hitting radios and ears on high rotation. His trademark sound has been in demand with Luke crafting a string of remixes for artists including Tkay Maidza, Porsches, Young Franco, Moullinex, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and even his own band The Swiss.
Including and following Fear The Night, the world has seen Luke flex his collaborative muscle to give us a calibre of work rarely seen in the electronic music industry. Fear The Night features the rich vocals of fellow Adelaidian Jesse Davidson. Luke has taken part in numerous label writing camps and as a mentor alongside KLP for Fresh FM’s exclusive producer series. Luke not only brings his trademark e-funk goodness to the table but also the creation of a space that allows him to complement and inspire artists from different genres. The culmination of these partnerships has brought us Luke’s latest single, Archetype, featuring Jeswon from Sydney hip hop crew Thundamentals.