Global electronic music star Laidback Luke Unveils Dark Chanell alias and Shares New Techno EP ‘No.1’
With his new alias Dark Chanell, the new EP ‘No.1’ is a striking offering that highlights Luke’s phenomenal production skills. The high-energy EP opens up with hard-hitting ‘Octagon’ – a track fueled by a bouncing bassline and stomping synths that make it the perfect peak-time hit.
Next up, PURPUR, sees Luke deliver a slick electro-infused techno piece. driving the production forward with staccato synths, fragmented kicks, and an arresting melody, the chaotic breakdown lends to the abstract anthem. Delving deeper ‘Traitor’ sees Luke embrace the darker side to the genre, delivering a sublime brooding techno soundscape.
Closing out the EP, Luke picks up momentum with ‘Trommel’ – weaving in squelchy synths, driving beats, and percussive elements for a hypnotic sonic offering that channels those dancefloor vibrations.
The early days of his career saw Luke count Adam Beyer, Marco Carola and UMEK as his contemporaries, regularly billing on the same lineups as the techno giants. Garnering support from the likes of Marco Bailey and Joachim Garraud, Marco and Joachim were instrumental in getting him to play major international events I Love Techno and Technoparade respectively. Earning his stripes in the techno community, Luke was chosen as a resident for the inimitable Awakenings parties, as well as gracing the roster of Billy Nasty’s Theremin Agency.
His self-professed first love, Luke has spent the last couple of years revisiting his passion for techno both on the stage and in the studio. Receiving a rave review from industry heavyweight Resident Advisor for one of his first ever ‘Strictly Techno’ gigs in New York back in 2016, Luke went on to release two techno EPs under the name of ‘BOOM!’ which garnered support from the likes of Ryan Elliot, Gerd Jansen, Ricardo Villalobos and Zip. Fast forward to 2021 and the prodigal producer is set to further cement his techno credentials with the birth of his Dark Chanell project.