Laidback Luke

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Laidback Luke
Laidback Luke
Laidback Luke performing on August 3, 2012
Background information
Birth name Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen
Also known as LBL, Laidback Luke
Born (1976-10-22) 22 October 1976 (age 39)
Manila, Philippines
Origin Netherlands
Genres Electro house, dance, house, progressive house
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, remixer
Instruments Keyboard, software (FL Studio, Ableton Live)
Years active 1993-present
Labels Mixmash Records
Associated acts Afrojack Sander van Doorn, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Tocadisco, Nicky Romero, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Junior Sanchez, Sidney Samson, Robyn, Avicii, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Kaskade, Sirah, Example, Benny Benassi, Congorock, Patrick Alavi, The Bloody Beetroots, Hardwell, DJ Gina Turner, Martin Solveig
Website laidbackluke.com

Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen (born 22 October 1976), better known under his stage name Laidback Luke, is a Filipino-Dutch DJ and producer. He was voted #46 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list in 2008, reaching #27 in 2009 and #17 in 2010.[1][1]

Career[edit]

Laidback Luke grew up in the Netherlands and made his name as a graffiti artist before turning to making music. He has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Steve Angello, the percussionist Nebat Drums, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Example and Junior Sanchez and played throughout Europe and North America as well as shows in Japan and Ibiza.[2] He has released three studio albums: Psyched Up (1998), Electronic Satisfaction (2002), Cream Ibiza Super You & Me (2011) as well as a mix album, Windmill Skill (2003). In 2003, van Scheppingen did a remix of the Daft Punk song "Crescendolls" for the duo's remix album Daft Club. Luke has released his own mix album, titled Ibiza Closing Party, as a free covermount CD in the October 2008 issue of Mixmag.

In 2012, Laidback Luke was nominated for the best European DJ award from the 27th Dance Music Awards. Luke is one half of Nouveau Yorican, a musical side project with his wife Gina Turner.

Personal life[edit]

After a first marriage,[3] he announced on the maiden voyage of Holy Ship! that he was engaged to American DJ Gina Turner[4] and they married on October 1, 2012 at The View, Piermont, New York.

Laidback Luke practices Kung Fu, especially Choy Li Fut, and participated with Team Kung Fu Holland at the World Championship 2013 in China. The team (4 men) won 23 gold medals and 5 silver medals.

Discography[edit]

  • Electronic Satisfaction (2002)
  • Focus (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top 100 DJs". djmag.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Laidback Luke Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Laidback Luke 101". YouTube. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Laidback Luke Gets Engaged to Gina Turner | Digilove". Digi10ve.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 

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