Laidback Luke, Datsik, Tommy Trash, PeaceTreaty, Oliver Twizt
Known for blasting bassbins with blockbuster beats and making heads spin with hybrid house styles, Laidback Luke’s Super You&Me events have taken the world by storm from Miami to Ibiza. Known for its progressive line ups, this edition of Super You&Me at Governors Island brings dubstep heavyweight Datsik, head bangin’ house producer Tommy Trash, high energy electro house duo PeaceTreaty, and Mad Decent darling Oliver Twizt. And it’s the perfect opportunity to show who your favorite superhero is: make sure you dress-up as your favorite and most aspired superhero and join Laidback Luke for this unique heroic occasion. Nothing is too crazy and (almost) anything goes!
In celebration of Super You&Me, Laidback Luke, together with the legendary Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane, are inviting designers to submit their finest Superhero costume design. The winner will have their design produced and worn by Laidback Luke at Super You&Me on Governors Island, and will be invited to attend to see their Superhero costume firsthand. Travel and two nights' accommodation for the winner plus guest will be provided, along with exclusive signed merchandise. Enter at www.talenthouse.com
The 18+ event will take place from 4 p.m. to midnight at Governors Beach Club, which encompasses a 4-story tent with open walls, an open air beach, VIP areas, a state of the art sound and light system, over 100 feet of bar space, and spectacular views of New York City.
Tickets are available at www.madeevent.com. Round-trip ferry transport included.
Saturday, June 16th
Made Event presents
New York, NY 10004
4 PM - 12 AM
$40 tickets available now via madeevent.com
Luke (Luke van Scheppingen) was born in Manila, Philippines, but grew up in the Netherlands. He loved guitars, graffiti, hip-hop and house, and found a mentor in Dobre (Chocolate Puma). He was just a teenager when he began producing, taking the 'laid back' tag from Snoop Dogg's 'Gin & Juice'. Yet by 1995 he was putting out tracks and from 96 was remixing for established artists, in addition to DJing professionally. Once beating a Dutch DMC champ in battle, Luke showed the world how he rolls: skilfully fusing an array of flavours, edits, bootlegs and a cappellas into a slick signature style. He even released an album, Psyched U, in 1999. But it wasn't until Virgin signed 'Rocking With The Best' and released his 2002 album, Electronic Satisfaction, that his profile soared. Luke's Dance Valley anthem, 'We Can Not Get Enough', then blew up. He also mixed his first compilation, Windmill Skill. His discography was therefore already looking prolific as he remixed Daft Punk (who were a huge early influence), Murk, Oliver Lieb and Tom Stephan. And to up the output in 2004, he introduced his own label, Mixmash.
Luke's alliance with the Swedish House Mafia first came to fruition when he remixed 'Sexy F**k' for Steve Angello's Size in 2006, and with Angello produced 'Otherwize Then'. These marked the start of an annual tradition of making music with the Swedes. Thus in 2007 Luke joined forces with the guys for 'Get Dumb', while his other tracks exploded on Size and Stealth. He then revitalised Mixmash via 'Rocking With The Best 2007', before showcasing a deeper sound on his Afterdark Vol. 3 mix for Stealth alongside Roger Sanchez. Around this time, his new residency at Amsterdam club Paradiso – Super You&Me – also started poppin'.
In 2008 Luke released 5 tracks, 18 remixes and played almost 200 DJ sets – including his first Radio 1 Essential Mix. Another Mixmash smash, and one more Essential Tune, came from his working with Kanye West's tour DJ A-Trak for 'Shake It Down'. Others making the Essential grade included his remixes of Underworld and Chromeo. It was a year that also saw him make an enormous impact on Ibiza. After playing at Amnesia, Pacha and Eden, he produced/remixed every track on his Ibiza Closing Party mix for Mixmag. And he ended the year with 'Show Me Love', by Luke & Steve Angello featuring Robin S, which entered both the Buzz and Cool Cuts Charts, and even reached 11 in the UK's official singles chart.
DJing and producing relentlessly, and innovating musically like nobody else, more chart-busting, club-shaking times lie ahead for Luke. At this point, scrolling through his achievements may be exhausting enough, but imagine living that diary, my G*O*D*. His secret? Well, a clue is in the pure energy that he transmits and the martial arts that he practises. Yes, Luke has good 'kung fu', always keeping an ear to the ground while his music rockets skyward!
Datsik: With a string of #1 Beatport releases, sell-out tours and a rapidly growing fan base, the Canadian producer/DJ and Firepower label boss has entered this year on an exceptionally high note, and with the release of his most recent LP Let It Burn¸ he’s already making his claim to an even bigger 2013. For DATSIK, his Firepower imprint stands out as an extension of his revered and applauded musical persona. He’s released a series of successful singles and EPs including works for Excision’s Rottun Recordings and collaborated with the legendary Korn on their The Path of Totality album and toured the U.S. with the group. Then, 2012 saw him release his proper full-length debut, Vitamin D, via Dim Mak Records and featuring the epic single “Evilution” [Featuring Jonathan Davis of Korn & Infected Mushroom]. However, founding a label has always been part of his plan. FIREPOWER, helmed by DATSIK, formally contributes to the music landscape with releases from Barron, Protohype, Rekoil, Terravita, Getter, The Frim, DKS, Sub Antix and more.