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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PF11 C.D., PF-CD0011 X-Tront Vol. 2 — Luke Slater Luke Slater X-Tront Vol. 2 (Album) Peacefrog Records, Peacefrog Records PF11 C.D., PF-CD0011 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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TOCP-50341 Freek Funk — Luke Slater Luke Slater Freek Funk (Album) NovaMute TOCP-50341 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
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MUSDJ49-2 Wireless — Luke Slater Luke Slater Wireless (Album) NovaMute, NovaMute MUSDJ49-2 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
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391.0198.020 Alright On Top — Luke Slater Luke Slater Alright On Top (Album, MiniAlbum) Mute 391.0198.020 Benelux 2002 Sell This Version
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none My Yellow Wise Rug — Luke Slater Luke Slater My Yellow Wise Rug(CDr, Album, Promo) General Production Recordings (GPR) none UK 2005 Sell This Version
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GPR CD 3 The Four Cornered Room — Luke Slater Luke Slater The Four Cornered Room(CDr, Album, Promo, RP) General Production Recordings (GPR) GPR CD 3 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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A-TON LP13 Dialogue — Luke Slater Luke Slater With Anthony Child, KMRU, Lady Starlight, Speedy J & Tom Moth Luke Slater With Anthony Child, KMRU, Lady Starlight, Speedy J & Tom Moth - Dialogue (Album, Comp) A-TON A-TON LP13 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

LOAD4 Maiden Voyage EP — Luke Slater Luke Slater Maiden Voyage EP (EP) Loaded Records LOAD4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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ALIEN 2002 The Astral Adventures Of RK-1 — Luke Slater Luke Slater The Astral Adventures Of RK-1 Man On The Moon Recordings ALIEN 2002 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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PF008 X-Tront EP. Vol 1 — Luke Slater Luke Slater X-Tront EP. Vol 1 (EP) Peacefrog Records PF008 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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PF011S X-Tront  Vol. 2 (Pre-Release Sampler) — Luke Slater Luke Slater X-Tront Vol. 2 (Pre-Release Sampler)(12", Ltd, Promo, Smplr, Cle) Peacefrog Records PF011S UK 1993 Sell This Version
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PF019 X-Tront Vol 3 — Luke Slater Luke Slater X-Tront Vol 3 Peacefrog Records PF019 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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MUTE 3042 Freek Funk — Luke Slater Luke Slater Freek Funk (Single, Maxi) NovaMute MUTE 3042 US 1997 Sell This Version
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none Love (Loved) — Luke Slater Luke Slater Love (Loved) (Single, Maxi) NovaMute none UK 1998 Sell This Version
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12NOMU66 All Exhale — Luke Slater Luke Slater All Exhale (Single, EP) NovaMute 12NOMU66 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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12 NoMu 75 Body Freefall, Electronic Inform #2 — Luke Slater Luke Slater Body Freefall, Electronic Inform #2 (EP, Single) NovaMute 12 NoMu 75 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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SMALL 009 I Can Complete You (Boggled Mix) / Girl Roc — Luke Slater Luke Slater / Mina Luke Slater / Mina - I Can Complete You (Boggled Mix) / Girl Roc(7", Single, Ltd) Slut Smalls SMALL 009 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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12Mute287, 0724355142566 I Can Complete You — Luke Slater Luke Slater I Can Complete You (Single, Maxi) Mute, Mute 12Mute287, 0724355142566 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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L 12 MUTE 272 Stars And Heroes — Luke Slater Luke Slater Stars And Heroes (Single, Maxi) Mute L 12 MUTE 272 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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12Mute261 Nothing At All — Luke Slater Luke Slater Nothing At All (Single, Maxi) Mute 12Mute261 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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12NOMU117 Single — Luke Slater Luke Slater / S.I. Futures Luke Slater / S.I. Futures - Single (Single) NovaMute 12NOMU117 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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none Traktion Action — Luke Slater Luke Slater Traktion Action (EP, Single) NovaMute none UK 2003 Sell This Version
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none Head Converter EP — Luke Slater Luke Slater Head Converter EP (EP) Mote-Evolver none UK 2006 Sell This Version
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MOTE010 She Showed Me Heaven (Remixes) — Luke Slater Luke Slater She Showed Me Heaven (Remixes) Mote-Evolver MOTE010 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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MOTELP05D Love Remixes — Luke Slater Luke Slater Love Remixes Mote-Evolver MOTELP05D 2019 Sell This Version

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tangee

tangee

April 9, 2016
Luke Slater Has Produced Some Absolute Pearlers..His First Release Shows You Exactly How Good He Is.
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.
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djdylema78

djdylema78

April 4, 2005
edited over 18 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 21 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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