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Luke Slater

Luke Slater

Early lifeBorn in Reading and raised in Horley, Slater's early sound dalliances with his father's reel to reel tape recorder and his drumming stints led to work in local record shops, including Jelly Jam in Brighton. By 1988, Slater was immersed in the embryonic acid house scene, DJing in London's Heaven nightclub.MusicSlater began releasing original tracks under various monikers, and his single debut came in 1989 with "Momentary Vision". Releases followed on DJax as Clementine, on General Production Recordings as 7th Plain, and as Morganistic (with Alan Sage), and especially on Peacefrog Records, with nearly a dozen of releases as The X-Tront and as Planetary Assault Systems.After releasing four albums on Peacefrog, he issued 1997's Freek Funk and Wireless two years later. His tracks "All Exhale" (2000) and "Nothing At All" (2002) reached #74 and #70 respectively in the UK Singles Chart. His first volume of the mix series Fear and Loathing appeared in 2001, on the React label. Alright on Top (2002) was an "album of songs" with vocals from Ricky Barrows and others featured on every track. The second volume of Fear and Loathing appeared in late 2004.Slater has released a mix for the Fabric DJ-mix series, and has reinvented innumerable tracks in remixes from artists such as Depeche Mode and Ken Ishii to more recent remixes for Radial and Soul Designer.In 2006, Slater set up his own label, Mote-Evolver, releasing limited 12" records and digital downloads through the Mote-Evolver and N.E.W.S. websites.In January 2013, he toured Australia and was supported by artists such as dxdt. A year later, he launched a new radio show/podcast entitled "The Spaceship" that premiered on 27 January 2014 and was uploaded onto his SoundCloud profile.PseudonymsPlanetary Assault Systems (releases on Peacefrog Records, Mote-Evolver, Figure and Ostgut Ton)The 7th Plain (releases on General Production Recordings and Ostguton Berlin)Clementine (releases on Djax Records)L.B. Dub Corp (releases on Mote-Evolver and Ostgut Ton)Own name (releases on Peacefrog Records, novamute, Mute Records and Mote-Evolver)Selected discography(As Luke Slater)X-Tront Vol. 2 (1993)My Yellow Wise Rug (1994)Freek Funk (1997)Wireless (1999)Alright On Top (2002)(As Planetary Assault Systems)Archives (1995)The Drone Sector (1997)The Electric Funk Machine (1997)Atomic Funkster (2001)Archives Two (2002)Temporary Suspension (2009)The Messenger (2011)


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