Already an established presence in his home city of Dublin, it’s no surprise that Lukey is beginning to take the wider industry by storm. The emerging artist recently made his debut on the renowned Hot Creations imprint with his three track ‘Less Is More’ EP. Previous appearances on Play Groove and IWANT Music have solidified his reputation as one of dance music’s most exciting breakthrough talents. With two vinyl-only releases dropping on Carpet & Snares this year, as well as plenty of productions in the pipeline, the future is certainly shining bright for Lukey. To mark the release of ‘Less Is More’ we caught up with Lukey, here’s how it went!
Hello Luke! A pleasure to have you with us today following your debut EP on Hot Creations. First off congrats on the release! How does it feel to see Less Is More out now?
Hey guys, thanks so much for having me on. It’s a really good feeling to finally have the release out, it’s a bit surreal to be releasing on such a big label alongside some of the biggest names In electronic music but I’m ready to join them.
Can you tell us a bit about the release itself and what the listeners can expect from it?
I named the EP Less Is More as it was a fairly simple but effective production process. I wanted to make something happy and uplifting with a little bit of a bang! Less Is More and We Will Never Hear have a slightly old school 90s vibe with Quick One sounding a touch more modern, it’s packed with cosmic sounding synths and loads of poly rhythmic bleeps and blops throughout.
How did the release come to find its home on Hot Creations?
Before I even started making music I always believed I could release here at some stage, surely enough the Universe hooked me up. A few years ago a good friend of mine Andrew Azara (Moscow, Do Not Sleep, Avotre) sent me the demo email after doing some 1-2-1 sessions with him, I sent Jamie tracks for 2 years straight without any luck but he told me he liked a few during that time which kept me Inspired to keep going, then out of nowhere one day he mailed me saying he wanted to release 3 of them on Hot Creations, I couldn’t believe it to be honest it was dream come true!
We’d love to hear a bit about your main inspirations as an artist? What genres or which artists have inspired you the most to date?
I take Inspiration from absolutely everything, movies, athletes, artists, you name it. But musically I take most of my inspiration from house and electro artists. Obviously Jamie Jones and Hot Creations played a big part, especially in my early days. I’m also a huge fan of DMX Krew and Aphex Twin, two unbelievably versatile artists that are really true to the craft.
As a relatively young artist, it’s great to see you already making great moves. When did you first set off down the music route and what has your journey been like so far?
Thank you! My journey Into electronic music began around the age of 15/16. I was lucky enough to get into some of the city’s best clubs with a fake ID. I didn’t know it at the time but some of those gigs really changed my life and inspired me to do what I’m doing today. It has been a fairly organic musical journey so far, before I was even 20 I had already played most clubs in the city, ran a successful series of my own events and done a season in Ibiza so I learned a lot and knew if I wanted to make a full time career from this I’d need to take studio time more serious and treat it like a sport.
You also recently had a vinyl only release on the label Carpet & Snares’ Lab Series. Can you tell us a bit about that one?
Sure, Carpet & Snares are a legendary record store from Lisbon and they are well known globally so I was super happy to be releasing with them. We’re doing two releases called Other Worlds Vol.1 & Vol.2. Both EPs are high energy, dreamy and spacious but still tough and gritty to a sense, they are a nice blend of house and electro. You can pre order Vol.1 now and it’s available in most record stores from the 22nd of November, Vol.2 will be coming soon so keep your ears out for that.
Thanks a lot for chatting with us today Luke and congrats again on the Hot Creations debut. To finish off, is there anything else on the way from yourself that you’d like to share with us?
No problem at all, I really appreciate yous taking the time to talk to me 🙂 Nothing set in stone yet but this is only the start for me and I’ve loads of new music I can’t wait for the world to hear, so keep an eye and an ear out and hopefully you’ll be hearing a lot more from myself in the future. Hope you all have a good day, PEACE!