Luke Slater

Luke Slater

Real Name:
Luke Simon Arthur Slater
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Luke Slater (b. 12 June 1968, Reading, Berkshire, England) is an English electronic musician, DJ and record producer from Crawley, UK. He is one of the UK's longest standing techno producers and DJs, active since the late 1980s when he worked in the Mi Price record shop. He was involved with the founding of the Jelly Jam Records shop and label, and went on to release on a number of seminal labels. Was also a resident DJ at Troll.

In 2006 he set up Mote-Evolver.
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Luke Slater Discography

Albums

PF11 C.D., PF-CD0011 Luke Slater X-Tront Vol. 2 (Album) Peacefrog Records, Peacefrog Records PF11 C.D., PF-CD0011 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TOCP-50341 Luke Slater Freek Funk (Album) NovaMute TOCP-50341 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
MUSDJ49-2 Luke Slater Wireless (Album) NovaMute, NovaMute MUSDJ49-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
391.0198.020 Luke Slater Alright On Top (Album) Mute 391.0198.020 Benelux 2002 Sell This Version
none Luke Slater My Yellow Wise Rug(CDr, Album, Promo) General Production Recordings (GPR) none UK 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LOAD4 Luke Slater Maiden Voyage EP (EP) Loaded Records LOAD4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
PF008 Luke Slater X-Tront EP. Vol 1 (EP) Peacefrog Records PF008 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ALIEN 2002 Luke Slater The Astral Adventures Of RK-1 Man On The Moon Recordings ALIEN 2002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PF019 Luke Slater X-Tront Vol 3 Peacefrog Records PF019 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MUTE 3042 Luke Slater Freek Funk (Single, Maxi) NovaMute MUTE 3042 US 1997 Sell This Version
CDNoMu62 Luke Slater Love (Loved) (Single, Maxi) NovaMute CDNoMu62 UK 1998 Sell This Version
12NOMU66 Luke Slater All Exhale (Single, Maxi, EP) NovaMute 12NOMU66 UK 1999 Sell This Version
12 NoMu 75 Luke Slater Body Freefall, Electronic Inform (Single) NovaMute 12 NoMu 75 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMALL 009 Luke Slater / Mina Luke Slater / Mina - I Can Complete You (Boggled Mix) / Girl Roc(7", Ltd, Single) Slut Smalls SMALL 009 UK 2000 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 261 Luke Slater Nothing At All (Maxi, Single) Mute 12 MUTE 261 UK 2002 Sell This Version
L 12 MUTE 272 Luke Slater Stars And Heroes (Maxi, Single) Mute L 12 MUTE 272 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CDMute287, 7243 5 51425 2 8 Luke Slater I Can Complete You (Maxi, Single) Mute, Virgin, Labels CDMute287, 7243 5 51425 2 8 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
12NOMU117 Luke Slater / S.I. Futures Luke Slater / S.I. Futures - Single (Single) NovaMute 12NOMU117 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Luke Slater Traktion Action (Single) NovaMute none UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Luke Slater Head Converter EP (EP) Mote-Evolver none UK 2006 Sell This Version
MOTE010 Luke Slater She Showed Me Heaven (Remixes) Mote-Evolver MOTE010 UK 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

PF068LP Luke Slater 92-94 (Comp) Peacefrog Records, Peacefrog Records PF068LP UK 1997 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

REACT LP 210 Luke Slater Fear And Loathing (Comp) React REACT LP 210 UK 2001 Sell This Version
RESISTCD7, RESIST CD7 Luke Slater Fear And Loathing 2 (Comp) Resist Music, Resist Music RESISTCD7, RESIST CD7 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Fabric63radio Luke Slater Fabric 32 (Comp) Fabric (London) Fabric63radio UK 2007 Sell This Version

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yanmac

yanmac

February 27, 2014
What happened to him? I used to be quite the fan boy from 1991-2004 but the last time I saw him was DJing @ Fabric in London and he looked totally wasted and his set was fairly ordinary. Shame.
djdylema78

djdylema78

April 4, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Luke Slater is my favorite of UK techno DJs/producers because of his rich, full sound, which is evident in both his mixing and producing. His ability to chop up, blend, and scratch through intricate beats & melodies puts him in a class of his own. His work is varied yet has a cohesive quality and a unique sound. His long-awaited first mix CD release, "Fear & Loathing" showed his techno side on one disc and his electro side on the other disc, and was recorded on three decks in one sitting. He can produce anything from hard techno (such as anything produced using his alias Planetary Assault Systems), to driving electro ("Wireless"), to electro synthpop ("Alright on Top").
djinsomnia

djinsomnia

October 15, 2001
edited over 14 years ago
Luke Slater was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Turned on to music via early experiments with sounds and noises on his father's old reel-to-reel, rather than by any affinity to a particular musical subculture, Slater set about defining his vision during 1989 on the fledgling label Jelly Jam, an offshoot of the Brighton record shop of the same name where he was working at the time.

A batch of Detroit-influenced tracks were spat out at an alarming rate, and a contract with D-Jax Records soon followed that saw Slater adopting the guise of Clementine. However, it was not until his link-up with Peacefrog Records in 1993, and another change of name to Planetary Assault Systems, that Slater's name became widely known and praised.

He became heralded as the UK torchbearer for the Detroit techno sound, managing to capture the essence of that city's musical qualities, whether recording pounding, abrasive sounds as Planetary Assault Systems for Peacefrog, or alluding instead to classical textures as the 7th Plain for GPR.

However, Slater's furious output during 1993/4 soon started to take its toll: 'I began to realise you can't do everything, I was beginning to lose focus on what I originally intended to do in the first place.'

Taking time out from a hectic studio and DJing schedule, Slater returned in 1997, with Freek Funk, recorded in his home studio in Crawley, Sussex. The album adds a more ethereal side to Slater's dancefloor-friendly sound, stretching ambient textures over a thin rhythmic framework. With Freek Funk, Slater achieved what so many aspire to - a highly accomplished and highly variable album, unique and accessible, that pushed musical boundaries more than most. The follow-up Wireless experimented with electro and breakbeats to great effect.

Since the late '80s, Luke Slater has helped define the U.K. techno sound. Along with frequent collaborator Alan Sage, Slater created music that brought the Detroit sounds overseas, then built on that foundation producing records ranging from hard-core techno to beatless ambient.

Slater's debut came with the 1989 release of "Momentary Vision," under the pseudonym Translucent. Since then he has recorded under the guise of Morganistic, Clementine, Planetary Assault Systems, Luke Slater's 7th Plane and even, from time to time, Luke Slater.

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