A true master of the scene

A techno masterclass is what we’re offering in this week’s exclusive DJ mix, from a pioneer of a producer, DJ and remixer whose electronic output still sounds as fresh today as it did when he began releasing in the early nineties – Luke Slater.

After beginning to DJ in the initial phases of the acid house scene – an influence which still permeates some of his music – Slater began his recording career at Jelly Jam Records in Brighton, before going on to release a wide range of experimental techno on a variety of labels, including Novamute (which spawned the renowned albums ‘Freek Funk’ and ‘Wireless’) and Peacefrog, where he began using his (now widely recognised) Planetary Assault Systems moniker to release his harder-edged output.

A track from the Planetary Assault Systems alias – taken from the ‘Temporary Suspension’ album released earlier this year on Berlin label Ostgut Ton –also finishes up Slater’s exclusive Clash mix in glorious uncompromising fashion. The mix itself is a typically experimental affair – exploring everything from stripped-back minimal sounds to jittery synth-lines to rushes of harder beats – but one which never lets up from its techno paradigm, presented with true Slater flair.

Slater also pays homage to his many and varied electronic roots and influences, with a nod to the seminal Detroit scene and some of its key players via back-to-back tracks from Robert Hood and Jeff Mills. These blend into the sounds of contemporary techno from those who are continuing to evolve the genre, such as France’s Terrence Fixmer and James Ruskin.

Slater’s mix is, quite simply, techno heaven, purveyed by a true master of the scene.


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Luke Slater Dj Mix Tracklisting

1. Samuli Kemppi - Deep Space Helsinki (Komisch)

2. Hanns Zimmerman - X11 (Rsp 069)

3. Marcel Fengler - Twisted Bleach (Ostgut Ton)

4. Variance III - Marcel Dettman Remix (Sandwell District)

5. Horizontal Ground – 12” (Horizontal Ground)

6. Ovr - Interior (Blueprint)

7. Dvs 1 – Running (Klockworks)

8. Terrence Fixmer – Hypnoses, Radio Slave Remix (JUP03)

9. Soul Designer - Soul Is Back [Luke Slater Remix] (Third Ear)

10. Do Not Resist The Beat – (Hard Wax)

11. Bas Mooy - Like a Virgin (Impact Mechanics)

12. Robert Hood - Obey (M Plant)

13. Jeff Mills - Rich (Axis)

14. James Ruskin - The Outsider [Luke Slater Remix] (Blueprint)

15. Planetary Assault Systems - Mark Me (Ostgut Ton)

16. Chris Finke - Shut That Door (Flux)

17. Cari Lekebush - Spindixzzy (Mote Evolver)

18. Jerome Sydenham - My Pet Gorilla (Apotek)

19. Planetary Assault Systems - Hold It (Ostgut Ton)

20. Literon - Mind Phase [Into 09 Remix] (Fortek)

21. Mauro Picotto - Diamond [Mark Broom Remix] (Alchemy)

22. Planetary Assault Systems - Temporary Suspension (Ostgut Ton)

Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series below

1. Booka Shade

2. Heartbreak

3. Luke Solomon

4. Chris De Luca Vs Phon.o

5. Various Production

6. Richard Sen (Padded Cell)

7. DSL

8. 2020 Soundsystem

9. Digitonal

10. The Toxic Avenger

11. Headhunter

12. Dj Pierre

13. Nathan Fake

14. Tiga

15. 80kidz

16. Greg Wilson

17. Bronnt Industries Kapital

18. Exercise One

19. Dj T.

20. Caper

21. Laroca

22. Shir Khan

23. Oliver Huntemann

24. Flore

25. GusGus

26. Echaskech

27. Jack Sparrow

28. Kippi Kaninus

29. The Keyboard Choir

30. Claude VonStroke

31. Drop The Lime

32. Groove Armada's Tom Findlay

33. Marcel Knopf

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