Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Laidback Luke - Essential Mix

Laidback Luke

Laidback Luke, BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix February 23, 2008
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Let's stay in the present and upload the most recent Essential Mix on Radio 1 featuring Laidback Luke. I've actually been meaning to drop a few tracks from this new wave of big-room house music coming out of Europe that has dominated in Ibiza. Laidback Luke is a Dutch producer, who has been around for while but only has taken off in the last year or two. Some of his biggest successes like "Get Dumb" have come in collaboration with members of The Swedish House Mafia - Steve Prydz, Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. All of these names are essential, producer/DJs bringing that old funky Chicago house sound back with some electro and minimal thrown in.

This 2-hour mix is just awesome, awesome, awesome, like a night at Pacha without the Asian mafia or Jerseyites. It ranges from vocal house to electro to some techno, hell, there's even a trance-y euphoric vibe at moments. Listening to it, it's hard for me to believe that this is the overground in dance music; this set is so dynamic and sounds so great, nothing like the untz-untz stuff you have in your head. What I love most is the tempo changes, how he will drop out to just a vocal playing and slowly let the beat come back in and away we go once more. It's one of the best Essential Mixes I've heard in a while, wonderfully paced, a nice mix of current favorites, some Luke remixes and even some of his edits of classics like Daft Punk's "Teachers." I can't recommend this one more highly, especially for anyone who wants to get a sense of what clubland is like right now in Europe and the States.


Jack said...

23 February 2008
Laidback Luke

(Programme Intro)
Steve Angello & laidbnack Luke 'Be' (Mixmash)
Green Velvet 'Ther Stalker (Laidback Luke Mix)' (Music Man)
Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso & laidback Luke 'Get Dumb' (Data)

Laidback Luke Essential Mix Intro
Milk & Sugar 'Higher & Higher (Chocolate Puma Remix)' (Milk & Sugar)
Natalie Williams 'You Don't Know (Laidback Luke Remix)' (NEWS)
DJ Sneak 'Gosando' (Jinxx)
Afrojack 'Math' (BR Recordings)
Timbaland 'Love To Edit (Crookers Remix)' (White)
Uhm & Tony Flexx 'Our House Music (Bingo Players Remix)' (Secure)
Bella 'I Can't Help Myself (Laidback Luke Remix)' (Oxyd)
Axwell & Ingrosso 'Together' (Axtone)
Dubfire 'Roadkill (EDX Remix)' (CDR)
The Mercenary 'Transition (Acapella)' (UR)
DJ Jean 'The Launch Relaunched (Bart B. More Remix)' (DanceVilla)
Superfunk 'Last Dance (Laidback Luke Remix)' (Virgin)
Jaydee 'Plastic Dreams (Laidback Luke Bootleg)' (White)
Bobby Burns 'From Holland (Acapella)' (Spinnin')
David Guetta (Delerious (Laidback Luke Remix)' (EMI)
Heller & Farley (Ultra Flava) 'Ffrr'
Robin S. vs Steve Angello & Laidback Luke 'Be (Hardwell Bootleg)' (White)
Steve Angello & Laidback Luke 'Be (Laidback Luke's Rave Edit)' (Mixmash)
Ruffneck 'Everybody Be Somebody' (MAW)
Daft Punk 'Teachers (Laidback Luke's 2008 Rework)' (White/Virgin)
Daft Punk 'Burning' (Virgin)
Laidback Luke 'Hot Hot Hotter (Acapella)' (Joia)
Orlando Voorn 'Teaser' (Triangle Records)
Paul Johnson 'Get Down (Laidback Luke Bootleg)' (White)
Joey Beltram 'Forklift (Original)' (JB3)
Samuel L. Session 'The Stick Up (SLS Remix)' (Klap Klap)
Underworld 'Two Months Off' (JBO)
Sebastian Ingrosso & Laidback Luke 'Chaa Chaa' (Size)
Tom De Neef & Laidback Luke 'Humanoidz (Arno Cost & Norman Doray Remix)' (Jack Squad)
Mescal Kid 'Magic' (Size)
Jukey ft Sway 'The Way We Go (Laidback Luke Remix)' (Data)
Klement Bonelli 'Victim Of Love' (NEWS)
Buy Now 'Body Crash (Laidback Luke Remix)' (La Mode)
Gregor Salto 'Bouncing Harbour (Funkin Matt Remix)' (G-Rex)
Laidback Luke 'Break Down The House' (Mixmash)
Roger Sanchez & Laidback Luke 'The Bounce' (Stealth)

Anonymous said...

very well said.