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Name: Luke Slater
Music Style: Techno
Outlar-Listed Events: 6
Outlar Cross-references: FC Kahuna, King Unique, Jon Pleased Wimmin, Matt Jones, James Holden
Luke Slater Intro:
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
Past Luke Slater Events ( 6 Listed )
Saturday 24th September 2005 (8 Years Ago) - Voodoo & Metropolis @ Carling Academy|
Luke Slater, Anthony Rother - Live!, Steve Shiels & Brendan Long, Plus Lounge hosted by Metropolis: Dj Hype, Prophecy & Sol , Pumakain, Richbeats & Markive, Dj Frisk, Furness, Venom, Plus MC S.A.S...
Luke Slater in 2002...
Luke Slater in 2001...
Luke Slater in 2000...
Friday 25th February 2000 (13 Years Ago) - Bugged Out @ Nation|
Darren Emerson, Luke Slater - Live, Dave Clarke, Justin Robertson, Felix Da Housecat, Jon Carter, DJ Falcon, James Holroyd, Rob Bright, Lo-Fidelity Allstars, Midfield General, SI Begg, FreQ Nasty
Luke Slater in 1996...
Luke Slater in 1995...
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