Luke as a pioneer

From his origins in the house and techno underground through to his current more eclectic style,Laidback Lukehas always been a leading light in music of present day as well as the future. Dutch heroLaidback Lukeis enjoying a hugely varied and consistently noteworthy career in the game. With a reputation as a serious talent spotter and for being one of the nicest guys around, he has built himself a mightily impressive musical empire that has touched the highest reaches of the music industry.

Within his first year of producing in the mid-'90s, he was remixing dance legends like Green Velvet andMoodymannand having his tracks licensed byCarl Coxfor his compilations, laying down a marker as an artist to watch. A prolific output saw him conquer the underground and by 2003 he was remixing the likes ofDaft Punk. As the noughties progressed, he laid the foundations for the distinctive Dutch house sound that would provide one of the building blocks of the EDM sound and help bridge the gap between dance and pop / urban music.
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