“The furthest I’ve ever been from home by myself is Birmingham,” jokes Luke. His music however has travelled much further – in the record boxes of legends like Ferry Corsten and Paul Van Dyk to being broadcast on Radio 1 courtesy of Dave Pearce. Not to mention a whole host of Internet radio stations (including his own show on TranceAirWaves for its entire broadcasting life) and of course in clubs up and down the country and abroad. Luke has also featured as a guest on Riley & Durrant's Nu Breed show broadcast on Galaxy Radio. Production after production has appeared out of “Elude Studios” (born from his collaboration with Chris Priscott under the “Elude” alias, now signed to Monster & Six:Thirty Records), but always the perfectionist, Luke strives to create something more singular that the masses of “bland” trance on the market at present. His music has been signed to Ferry Corsten’s Tsunami label, Monster, Team Toad, Spectrum, Six:Thirty, and Equilibrium. In 2004 Luke joined Vuzz - Newcastle’s fastest growing trance night - and regularly played alongside DJ’s such as Ben Lost, Goldenscan, Hemstock & Jennings, Misja Helsloot, Paul Kerhshaw and DJ Precision.
With more releases in the pipeline, with remixes of and from the likes of Matti Kotala, Vascotia, Santiago Niño and Ronski Speed, 2005 saw Luke knock it up a notch in the production world. However, as a fully committed law student at university the DJing subsided slightly but Luke still managed to play some local gigs and alongside Matt Hardwick at the prestigious Empire in Middlesbrough. To 2006 and Luke has already had 2 releases; Elude - Purgatory and his collab remix with Chris Shepherd of Gerry Cueto's Blue. Soon to come include his own tracks Oblivion and When It All Falls Apart along with other collaborations with Efi Rand, Kopi Luwak, Tiff Lacey, Chris Shepherd and of course Chris Priscott as Elude. DJ dates this summer are already filling up fast including reappearing at the Empire, followed by Passion the following day! And what is the secret to Luke’s success? “Hard work and a lot of luck,” says Luke with an air of modesty.
It’s sometimes difficult to understand how such a promising new talent manages to keep his feet locked firmly on the ground. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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