Two Dancers, Wild Beasts second album, won me over big time. This time expectations were high. TD was a grower, so had to give this one time. And it did take quite some time. Finally it won me over. It’s not Two Dancers, but has some equally brilliant moments, most of which happen through the middle of the album. I read a review that likened them to The Blue Nile, and they were not far wrong. Not everyones taste, and by no means your usual pop band, but different when the musical world needs different. Deeper is a stone cold classic and you can check it here on my my weekly radio show….. MFF Radio
After a busy month touring and having a minor leg accident in Tokyo, Luke has used his lack of mobility in the studio, smoking cigars and eating cake. Oh, and making music.
Currently elbow deep in Mother Rose production and 5 songs in. Building kick drums, recording banjos and kids toy instruments, expect electronic rock and roll, and nothing less.
Luke has also finished remixing a single for one of his peers, Woody McBride.
Woody owned the Organico label back in the 90′s that was responsible for releasing the seminal Sound Patrol album by Derrick Carter.
To add to his list of work, Luke is also continuing his These New Things project with Cellist Martin Radford. Having now enlisted the vocal talents of Richard Walters to the band, expect some Classical electronic space music, or something.
And last but not least. Classic. 6 weeks and counting.
Luke will be releasing the first single from his new solo album with remixes by Chez Damier and Mark E on vinyl with exclusive versions, and digital.
That’s all Folks.
The big news is that Classic is back this month. Re-issued
remastered back catalogue, plus new material from both Derrick and
Luke. Luke will be releasing the first single from his new album,
Timelines. The song is titled Interceptor, features Natalie Broomes
on vocals, and will be remixed by Chez Damier, Chris Duckenfield
and Mark E. In other news, Luke has been continuing production work
on new band, Mother Rose. 4 songs in and it is really taking shape.
Luke continues to tour this month, with Japan, Nottingham, Italy
and Israel all coming soon.
The wind down from an interesting year, Luke is preparing to head into a hectic touring couple of months. Currently working on a few major studio projects and preparing some new releases for the launch of the Little Creatures label in the new year. The first single, Mellow Down, co produced by Andy Neal, former member of Howling Wilf. the single will be a vinyl only release featuring a remix from the legendary Danielle Baldelli.
On top of this, Luke has made a conscious effort to avoid remixes and spend more time on original material. His mind was changed when he was contacted by the legendary Billie Ray Martin, who asked for him to remix her new single. Luke ended up saying yes to not one but 2 different singles.
The weekend before xmas will see Luke’s return to his residency at Moxa in Italy for the annual Xmas party, then New Years Eve, he has been asked by Sven Vath to join him at Cocoon, for monster shenanigans.
January sees the announcement of some big news to kick off the new year.
Watch this space.
Luke has been busy in the studio writing and producing.
Mainly finishing off The Digital Kid album which is all set for release on Classic in the new year, more news then. The Difference Engine Redux is the focus of the moment, and is out now both digitally and physically. Luke continues his residency in Italy at Moxa, and also does a series of gigs in Berlin and London with close friends Derrick Carter and Doc Martin.
Also studio happenings include working with friend Andy Neal and singer Ronnie King, on a single called Mellow Down. It’s a mid tempo affair that is partially live, partially electronic, and will be due for release on Little Creatures in the new year.