Laidback Luke

Laidback Luke

Real Name:
Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen
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Laidback Luke was born in Manila, the Philippines on 22 October 1976. The first time Luke was confronted with making electronic music was at a friend's who owned an Amiga computer. He showed Luke that he could make songs with bits and pieces of other songs. It was then that Luke realised he wanted to make his own music.

Equipped with only one of the first soundcards in his PC he made his beginner tracks. One day Dobre (Good Men, Trancesetters & Basco) had to dj at Luke's school. Luke went up to Dobre and asked him if he could send him a demo-tape. After sending the tape and getting some feedback from Dobre, Luke bought himself a synthesiser. Dobre and Luke kept in contact and planned midnight sessions at Dobre's studio, listening records. Dobre pointed Luke in the right directions and at the early age of eighteen Luke got his first record deal.

Going out to parties inspired Laidback Luke. It was here that he got to know about "dance floor energy". Being a house music freak, Luke got influenced by MK, Todd Terry, DJ Pierre and Carl Craig. The urge to search for harder stuff came when he got confronted with Relief Records. He became a real fan of that funky hard Chicago sound.

Luke grew quite an image for his hard techno sound, his new work is miles away from the abstract, minimal techno. Luke found this part of the dance-scene being too limiting, and eventually not very inspiring anymore: 'That's the reason', he says now, 'That I didn't produce that much in the last two years. I needed to find a new sound. Something that would inspire me again.'
All this resulted in the release of his first artist album "Electonic Satisfaction"(Virgin/Labels) in 2002. This album includes great tracks like "Popmusic" and "Rocking with the best".
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Laidback Luke Discography

Albums

TOU 9834 Laidback Luke Psyched-Up (The Early Works '96-'98) (Album) Touché, Touché TOU 9834 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 12644 1 6 Laidback Luke Electronic Satisfaction Virgin, Labels, United Recordings 7243 8 12644 1 6 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
CLDG2015141 Laidback Luke Focus (Album) Cloud 9 Dance CLDG2015141 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GA 002 Laidback Luke Presents Loud Flava Vol. 2(12") Groove Alert Records GA 002 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
GA 001 Laidback Luke Presents Loud Flava Vol. 1(12") Groove Alert Records GA 001 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
TOU 9619 Laidback Luke Act The Fool(12") Touché TOU 9619 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
TOU 9629 Laidback Luke Concrete On Vinyl Touché TOU 9629 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
SUB 001 Laidback Luke Laidback Tracks Part 2 Subspace SUB 001 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
GA 005 Laidback Luke Presents Loud Flava Vol.3(12") Groove Alert Records GA 005 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
mt air way 01, MTRW 001 Laidback Luke Laidback Tracks(12") mt air, mt air mt air way 01, MTRW 001 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
GREEN 003 Laidback Luke THREE(12") Green GREEN 003 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
GA 007 Laidback Luke SLK EP(12", EP) Groove Alert Records GA 007 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
GA 011 Laidback Luke Presents Loud Flava Vol 4(12") Groove Alert Records GA 011 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
SUB 005 Laidback Luke The Fat Cap E.P.(12", EP) Subspace SUB 005 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
SUB 003 Laidback Luke Phantazee / This Reality(12") Subspace SUB 003 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
SUB 007 Laidback Luke Public Domain(12") Subspace SUB 007 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
rot98014 Laidback Luke The Audio Alert EP (EP) Rotation Records rot98014 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TOU 9833 Laidback Luke Music's Always On My Mind Touché, Subspace TOU 9833 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
MISSILE 38 Laidback Luke Double O(12") Missile Records MISSILE 38 UK 1998 Sell This Version
GA013 Laidback Luke 156 EP(12", EP) Groove Alert Records GA013 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
SM-9102-0 Laidback Luke Such A Dreamer / En Route(12") Sm:)e Communications SM-9102-0 US 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 97277 6 0 Laidback Luke Rocking With The Best (Single, Maxi) Virgin 7243 8 97277 6 0 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8979886 9 Laidback Luke Spacefunk(12") Virgin 7243 8979886 9 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 465942 3, 7243 546594 2 3 Laidback Luke Popmusic (Single) Virgin, Labels, United Recordings, Virgin, Labels, United Recordings 7243 5 465942 3, 7243 546594 2 3 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
334547 Laidback Luke We Can Not Get Enough (Maxi, Single) 3345 Recordings 334547 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version