Holland's beloved house music-loving homeboy, Laidback Luke is on an international mission to rock clubs, win hearts and top charts. A producer and DJ with immense talent, tonnes of spirit and a steely determination to succeed, he has been on a worldwide search for the ultimate in dancefloor energy since the mid-1990s. "Music is an amazing tool that can evoke powerful memories and emotions," says Luke with a smile. "And I will not rest until I've given my best: I want to share as much music as possible with as many people as possible." And in 2006, with an incredibly impressive discography of 100+ recordings and a DJ diary that takes him from his studio near Amsterdam to clubs all over the world, including Pacha and Space (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound (London), Industria (Antwerp) and Opium (Miami), it would seem that Luke is well on the way to achieving his goals.
In 2006 Luke has been bang into the hot sounds of the 'Swedish house mafia'. Discovering that he shared many influences with Steve Angello, the two hit-makers first met on the www.laidbackluke.com forum in 2003, trading MP3s online before finally meeting face to face at the Miami WMC in 2004. They have remained buddies ever since and Luke's remix of Sexy F**k for Steve's label Size and his cool collaboration with Steve titled Otherwize Then (unleashed on Sebastian Ingrosso's label Refune) have been hammered by top jocks around the world. Indeed, Luke is on fire right now and is preparing for further collaborations when he returns to Stockholm at the end of the year. So watch out for even bigger sparks in 2007 as the Flying Dutchman continues his international house music revolution!