From his origins in the house and techno underground to his current more eclectic style, Laidback Luke (Lucas van Scheppingen) has always been a leading light in music of the present day as well as the future. With a reputation as a serious talent scout and for being one of the nicest guys around, ...
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From his origins in the house and techno underground to his
current more eclectic style, Laidback Luke (Lucas van Scheppingen) has
always been a leading light in music of the present day as well as the future.
With a reputation as a serious talent scout and for being one of the nicest
guys around, he has built himself a mightily impressive musical empire that has
touched the highest reaches of the music industry. His scouting skills have
served up an impressive array of big hitters on their way up including Avicii,
Afrojack and Steve Angello among others, all while pushing the commitment to
discover and support new talent which is at the heart of what hes all about.
He has emulated that role in his capacity as founder and A&R of his own
Mixmash Records, renowned for presenting music trends of the past, present and
future. On top off that hes a world champion Kung Fu in multiple disciples.
His popular weekly vlog The Real World: DJ Edition gives
an insight into his intense life and maintains a direct connection with fans,
while his healthy lifestyle sees him extol the virtues of tai chi, yoga,
healthy food and his beloved kung-fu, over hedonism and excessive partying. On
top of it all he is also a regular contributor to Billboard where he spills his
thoughts and wisdom on the scene in his acclaimed column.
As a DJ, hes a continual fixture on all the biggest dance
stages in the world, with regular dates at the clubs and festivals like
Sensation India, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland Brasil, Cream Ibiza,
Ministry of Sound, Daylight in Las Vegas and Creamfields to name just a few.
His Super You&Me club nights gave early bookings to the likes of Skrillex,
Snake, Dada Life, Zedd, Diplo, Hardwell. Avicii even made his worldwide DJ
debut on one of the infamous Miami editions of this all-inclusive event, again
establishing his track record of supporting big names ahead of the curve. His
events continue to swell in size with regular parties in Miami, Ibiza and
His commitment to discovering and nurturing new talent is key to
his ethos, with his reputation as a mentor proceeding him. For him, its only
natural to share his wisdom and support in the same way his peers did when he
was coming up. All this combined makes him a truly unique and inspirational
figure in the dance music industry, and one who will contain to play a vital
part in it for years to come.