If it’s music’s prerogative to change with the times, LaidbackLuke is the master of evolution. The one time ChocolatePuma protégé turned Dance Music heavyweight has a twodecadetrack record of doing things his own way, keepingversatility at the core of his every move. He’s inspired themasses, rewired a worldwide passion for dance music andset a new precedent for fan interaction along the way. Add awho’s who list of collaborators, remixes, global livecredentials and a side line in professional Kung Fu andthere is still no rarer breed of superstar DJ than LaidbackLuke.Since minting his debut release in 1995, Luke’s authorityhas only strengthened with the changing tides of dancemusic. Boasting collaborators to-date as varied as Diplo,Example, Lil Jon, Hardwell and Swedish House Mafia, hismusic shows a rare balance of both chart and credible clubsuccess. The wealth of remixes and personal bootlegsunder his belt begs no exception, with credits ranging fromDaft Punk, Green Velvet and Depeche Mode to RobinThicke, Madonna and Mariah Carey. Adding house sidelineNouveau Yorican alongside wife and fellow DJ Gina Turnerto the equation, his agenda continues to push boundariesand break norms at every given opportunity.Passion project turned career altering label ventureMixmash Records has played a huge part in Luke’soverhaul of the music industry. A place where new music isdiscovered, nurtured and celebrated, the label has investedin the next generation of talent like few other of its time. Withno formal musical agenda other than outright quality, theculmination of Mixmash and its Ones To Watch sub-labelhas unearthed stars, spotlighted next generation playersand kept quality and creative energy at the forefront of thisdefinitive career highlight. Avicii, Bingo Players, Knife Party,Afrojack and many others all credit Luke for his earlysupport.Beyond his recording career, the live arena is where themagic of Luke’s musical versatility is let loose. Spinningrecords from across the ages and keeping the ‘skill’ factorat the forefront of his live sets, this long and prosperouscareer behind the decks has seen no short cuts ortechnological loopholes from the long serving DJ. Throughhis Super You&Me concept, which to date has scaled theworldwide clubscene and has hosted a multitude of globalfestivals along the way, Luke and his army of prestigiouspeers continue to remind the world that the sound of a superstar does not waiver the right to have fun in theprocess.Launching into the New Year with a brand new residency atWynn’s Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach club in LasVegas, the future has never looked brighter for the prolificDutchman. The year ahead promises new music, freshtalent and an ongoing effort to invest in the future ofelectronic music at every possible turn. As enthusiastic asever and with his activity engrained in the future of electronicdance music, Laidback Luke is still on hand to save the dayone eclectic power move at a time.