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Luke Vibert performing at Liquid Lounge in Cork City on 21 November 2008
|Birth name||Luke Francis Vibert|
|Also known as||Plug
The Ace Of Clubs
Spac Hand Luke
|Born||26 January 1973|
|Origin||Redruth, Cornwall, UK|
|Genres||Electronica, trip hop, acid jazz |
|Years active||1989 to present|
|Labels||Rephlex, Ninja Tune, Astralwerks, Warp, Nothing Records|
|Associated acts||Jeremy Simmonds, B.J. Cole, Jean-Jacques Perrey|
Luke Vibert is a British recording artist and producer known for his work in many subgenres of electronic music. Vibert began his musical career as a member of the Hate Brothers, only later branching out into his own compositions. Vibert has recorded under several different aliases, most notably Plug and Wagon Christ.
Early years: 1990s
Vibert's first musical output was in a variety of bands, including a punk act called Five Minute Fashion and later a Beastie Boys-esque group called the Hate Brothers, but he quickly moved into the low-cost environment of solo electronic composition. Although Vibert originally had no intention of ever releasing any of the recordings, his reputation as a creative young voice in his field created a demand for his work.
Vibert grew up in Cornwall and attended the Wesleyan Methodist Truro School along with a number of key members of Aphex Twin's Rephlex Records crew. Luke and another school friend, Jeremy Simmonds, released an album on Rephlex under the name of Vibert/Simmonds which attracted attention from the Rising High music label. As a result of the popularity of the style in the early 1990s, Rising High commissioned an ambient music album from Vibert, who delivered the well-received Phat Lab Nightmare under the alias Wagon Christ in 1993.
He would go on further over the next few years to produce more music under the Wagon Christ name for Rising High and Ninja Tune, as well as introducing more aliases such as Plug (drum and bass/jungle), with the 1996 album 'Drum and Bass for Papa' which gained critical acclaim.
2000 and onwards
In late 1999 and 2000, Vibert began touring with BJ Cole to promote their fusion album Stop the Panic. In 2002, he would begin a series of live collaborations with Aphex Twin. Although Aphex Twin and Luke Vibert never released an album together, Aphex Twin used the song name "Analord", from Vibert's album Lover's Acid, for a series of EPs. Vibert's later releases varied in style as he released albums under various names, including Plug, Amen Andrews, Kerrier District and Spac Hand Luke. "Amen Andrews" is a word play on the name of Irish game show host Eamonn Andrews, referring to the fact that each Amen Andrews track uses the Amen break. In 2004, Vibert explored acid disco when he remixed a Black Devil song, which was released on Disco Club (Remix) and released his first album under the alias Kerrier District. In 2006, a collection of vintage Plug drum'n'bass songs were released on Here It Comes EP.
In 2006, Vibert's song "Shadows" was featured on the DJ mix album A Bugged Out Mix by Miss Kittin, which charted at number one-hundred seventy on the French Albums Chart. In 2009, he contributed a cover of LFO's song "LFO" to the Warp20 (Recreated) compilation.
"It was under the alias of Wagon Christ (along with other equally vital monikers like Plug, Vibert & Simmonds, and later more simply in his own name) that Vibert helped to redefine the rules of electronic music in the UK in the early to mid '90s - alongside a bunch of reprehensible mates that included Richard D. James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin), Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), Mike Paradinas (µ-Ziq), Chris Jeffs (Cylob), and the labels Rephlex and Warp," stated journalist Andrez Bergen in an article that appeared in Japan's Daily Yomiuri newspaper in 2003.
"Together they assimilated such diverse elements as hip hop beats and drum & bass into the more eccentric take on electronica they tweaked, and kick-started a virtual insurrection in sound around the world." 
A recent review stated; "Luke Vibert is the jack of all trades, his music has constantly evolved and gone into new sonic territories rife with uncertainty and curiosity,"
|Phat Lab Nightmare||Wagon Christ||July 1994||Rising High|
|Throbbing Pouch||Wagon Christ||March 1995||Rising High|
|Drum 'n' Bass for Papa||Plug||29 July 1996||Blue Planet|
|Big Soup||Luke Vibert||7 July 1997||Mo' Wax|
|Tally Ho!||Wagon Christ||28 September 1998||Astralwerks|
|Stop the Panic||Luke Vibert & B. J. Cole||25 January 2000||Astralwerks|
|Musipal||Wagon Christ||6 March 2001||Ninja Tune|
|YosepH||Luke Vibert||13 October 2003||Warp|
|Kerrier District||Kerrier District||22 March 2004||Rephlex|
|Sorry I Make You Lush||Wagon Christ||13 July 2004||Ninja Tune|
|Lover's Acid||Luke Vibert||19 October 2005||Planet Mu|
|Amen Andrews Vs. Spac Hand Luke||Amen Andrews, Spac Hand Luke||11 July 2006||Rephlex|
|Benefist||The Ace of Clubs||18 June 2007||First Cask|
|Chicago, Detroit, Redruth||Luke Vibert||16 July 2007||Planet Mu|
|Moog Acid ||Jean Jacques Perrey and Luke Vibert||October 2007||Lo Recordings|
|Rodulate||Vibert/Simmonds||24 June 2008||Rephlex|
|Rhythm||ルーク・ヴァイバート||December 2008||Sound of Speed|
|We Hear You||Luke Vibert||July 2009||Planet Mu|
|Toomorrow||Wagon Christ||March 2011||Ninja Tune|
|Back On Time||Plug||3 December 2011||BEAT Records|
|Ridmik||Luke Vibert||March 2014||Hypercolour|
|4||Kerrier District||May 2015||Hypercolour|
|Sunset Boulevard EP||Wagon Christ||1994||Rising High|
|At Atmos EP||Wagon Christ||1994||Rising High|
|Rissalecki EP||Wagon Christ||March 1995||Rising High|
|Redone EP||Wagon Christ||September 1995||Rising High|
|A Polished Solid||Luke Vibert||1995||Mo' Wax|
|Me & Mr. Sutton||Plug||July 1997||Blue Planet|
|The Power of Love||Wagon Christ||2 June 1998||Astralwerks|
|Lovely||Wagon Christ||25 August 1998||Astralwerks|
|'95-'99||Luke Vibert||June 2000||Planet Mu|
|Homewerk||Luke Vibert||10 May 2002||Planet Mu|
|Shadows||Wagon Christ||2004||Ninja Tune|
|Sidthug||Spac Hand Luke||6 June 2006||Rephlex|
|Moog Acid||Jean Jacques Perrey and Luke Vibert||26 June 2006||LoEB|
|Kerrier District 2||Kerrier District||11 July 2006||Rephlex|
|Here It Comes EP||Plug||30 November 2006||Rewind|
|Rubber Chunks EP||The Ace of Clubs||4 June 2007||First Cask|
|Mate Tron||Luke Vibert||2 July 2007||Planet Mu|
|Instant Vibe||Luke Warm||21 April 2014||Blueberry Recordings|
|News of the World||Amen Andrews||10 November 2014||Blueberry Recordings|
|Drum 'N' Bass for Papa/Plug EP's 1, 2 & 3||Plug||9 September 1997||Nothing/Interscope|
|Nuggets: Luke Vibert's Selection||Luke Vibert||7 August 2001||Lo Recordings|
|Further Nuggets||Luke Vibert||20 May 2002||Lo Recordings|
|Luke Viberts Nuggets 3||Luke Vibert||14 October 2013||Lo Recordings |
|"Plug 1 Visible Crater Funk"||Plug||1995||Rising High|
|"Plug 2 Rebuilt Kev"||Plug||1995||Rising High|
|"Plug 3 Versatile Crib Funk"||Plug||1995||Rising High|
|"Do Unto Others"||Luke Vibert||1997||Mo' Wax|
|"Drum 'n' Bass 'n' Steel"||Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole||1 November 1999||Law & Auder|
|"Spring Collection"||Luke Vibert & B.J. Cole||31 October 2000||Cooking Vinyl|
|"Receiver"||Wagon Christ||20 February 2001||Ninja Tune|
|"Ataride/Tomorrow Acid"||Wagon Christ||12 June 2001||Ninja Tune|
|"Classid Trax"||The Ace of Clubs||2002||Paperplane|
|"Vol 01"||Amen Andrews||12 August 2003||Rephlex|
|"Vol 02"||Amen Andrews||9 September 2003||Rephlex|
|"Vol 03"||Amen Andrews||23 September 2003||Rephlex|
|"Vol 04"||Amen Andrews||12 August 2003||Rephlex|
|"Vol 05"||Amen Andrews||4 November 2003||Rephlex|
|"Shadows"||Wagon Christ||24 August 2004||Ninja Tune|
|"Lover's Acid"||Luke Vibert||14 March 2005||Planet Mu|
|Song title||Alias||Released on||Date released|
|"Argos"||Plug||Mealtime (Planet µ Records Compilation)||1997|
|"Rewind Selecta"||Butler Kiev||µ Allstars - Criminal/Hang All DJ's Volume 3||2000/2003|
|Song title||Alias||Released on||Date released|
|"Vacuum Sucker"||Wagon Christ||Aural Expansion - Remixed Sheep||1995|
|"The Lake Of Winter (Wagon Christ Mix)"||Wagon Christ||Nobukazu Takemura - Child's View Remix||1996|
|"The Perfect Drug (Remixed by Plug)"||Plug||Nine Inch Nails - "The Perfect Drug" Versions||1997|
|"Radio Babylon (Luke Vibert Mix)"||Luke Vibert||Meat Beat Manifesto - Original Fire||1997|
|"Genius (Luke Vibert Mix)"||Luke Vibert||Pitchshifter - Genius Single||1998|
|"Tank (Luke Vibert Remix)"||Luke Vibert||Cowboy Bebop Remixes: Music for Freelance||1999|
|"Shin Triad (Wagon Christ Mix)"||Wagon Christ||Squarepusher - Maximum Priest E.P.||1999|
|"Turtle Soup (Wagon Christ Mix)"||Wagon Christ||DJ Food- Refried Food||2003|
|"Timing, Forget The Timing (Kerrier District Remix)"||Kerrier District||Disco Club (Remix)||2004|
- Michael Endelman (28 March 2000). "*** Luke Vibert and BJ Cole STOP THE PANIC (Astralwerks)". Music review. Boston Phoenix (online magazine). Retrieved 24 June 2011.
- Stuart Aitken (28 November 2003). "Rephlexology". mad.co.uk.
- "Miss Kittin - A Bugged Out Mix By Miss Kittin (CD)". Discogs. Zink Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- "ultratop.be - Miss Kittin - A Bugged Out Mix By Miss Kittin". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- Vibert Admits Moral Bankruptcy, Andrez Bergen. Daily Yomiuri, October 2003.
- "Monster Critics".
- "Bleep". Bleep. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
- "Luke Viberts Nuggets 3 | Lo & Behold". Lorecordings.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
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- Vibert and Cole on Astralwerks[dead link]
- Interview on BBC website (06/2004)
- Interview on themilkfactory website (08/2004)[dead link]
- Brainwashed: Vibert
- Wagon Christ Biography at AllMusic
- Luke Vibert forum at WATMM
- Puffing Away[dead link] Video at TV-Click
- Luke Vibert mix for Bonafide Magazine