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DT545 – Laidback Luke (techno)

Data Transmission June 26, 2017

Laidback Luke is one of the most recognised names in dance music and remains at the forefront of the global EDM explosion. He turned heads at the end of last year by dropping a techno set in New York, going on to remind people that he started out as a techno DJ, and was even resident at the legendary Awakenings parties.  This summer he’s playing two sets for Taste the Punch Ibiza, which will be a rare opportunity to hear Laidback Luke showcasing his love for techno, the sound he was known for when he first started Djing in the ‘90’s.

Luke explains what to expect from his exceptional journeys back into techno, “I’m bringing it back to my 90’s roots, keeping it abstract and underground, bringing you the sound from when I first started out as a techno DJ. This was the sound I was playing when I first set foot in Ibiza.”

Laidback Luke plays exclusive techno sets at Taste the Punch Ibiza  on Friday 30th June & Friday 28th July for more info head to www.tastethepunch.com  

Sum up this podcast in 10 words… What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Probably Surgeon – Badger Bite. I love the way the track builds into a lot of energy while the organ keeps getting creepier.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
My way of mixing and throwing it back to the style that techno was when I was still a techno artist back in the 90s.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Probably EDC Las Vegas. The crowd is so amazing over there and I’ve played for them for years.
What have you got coming up?
On June 30th I’ll bring my Techno sound to Eden in Ibiza, for the Taste the Punch parties. I can’t wait to spin some proper underground on the island!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I hope you enjoy my mix and if you do: I practically live on Twitter so let me know there! It’s @LaidbackLuke
1. Pig & Dan – Chemistry
2. Nicolas Masseyeff – Airmass
3. Roberto Capuano – Around
4. Lucy – Cannon Fodder (Planetary Assault Systems Remix)
5. Joseph Capriati – Basic Elements
6. Alex Bau – Darkhearts (Sasha Carassi Remix)
7. Steve Parker – Fenix The Rat
8. Gary Back – Ars Poetica
9. Sasha Carassi – Genetik (Rich Jones Remix)
10. Surgeon – Zilla
11. Dave Clarke – Wisdom To The Wise (Steve Rachmad Dub)
12. Dave Clarke – Wisdom To The Wise (Original Mix)
13. Surgeon – Badger Bite
14. The Advent – Standers
15. Joseph Capriati – Always & Forever
16. Rob Hes & Patrik Berg – My Moog
17. Giorgio Rusconi & Deborah De Luca – Chain Reaction (D-Unity Remix)
18. Dual Fuel & Linda Sclerotik – It’s In My Soul
19. Kessell – Ecliptica
20. Mechanic Slave – Immigrant
21. Carlos Inc – Noise Confussion
22. Truncate – Breakdown
23. Andre Hommen – Battery Park
24. Cubicolor – Dead End Thrills – (Patrice Baumel Remix)

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