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L.B. Dub Corp, Unknown Origin

The unlikely appearance of a L.B. Dub Corp album is equally surprising in sound as Luke Slater’s reduced palette fills out with house influences on Unknown Origin.

Catching Up With Luke Slater

In anticipation of his appearances at Output for The Bunker on Friday, September 13th and Smart Bar for Oktave on Saturday the 14th, LWE sat down with Slater recently for a quick chat about his new album, techno’s multicultural roots, and getting billed under his birth name.

Planetary Assault Systems, The Messenger

The Messenger finds Planetary Assault Systems pulling back on the throttle after the all out blitzkrieg that was 2009’s Temporary Suspension.

Marcel Fengler, Thwack Remixes

A year after it made a big impact on techno dance floors, Marcel Fengler’s “Thwack” gets a remix package with new takes by Norman Nodge, Mike Parker, and Luke Slater under two different names.

Little White Earbuds Interviews Luke Slater

Luke Slater is, as they say, a man who needs no introduction. A stalwart of the international electronic scene for almost 20 years, much of contemporary techno owes Slater a debt of gratitude. Without his mid-90’s releases as Planetary Assault System, it’s hard to imagine the output of labels such as Sandwell District, Ostgut Ton or Do Not Resist The Beat! sounding quite the same. His shadow looms large over Toby Frith’s recent list of 20 classic UK techno records for FACT magazine, and his new album under the PAS moniker Temporary Suspension is a blistering tour de force; so it’s an apt time to ask Slater a few questions about his new album, his renewed love for DJing, and his future ventures into the world of ballet.

Planetary Assault Systems, Temporary Suspension

A few years back, you couldn’t go to a club without seeing a “Rave Strikes Back” sticker on a DJ’s record box. An initiative set up by Freude-am-Tanzen, the idea was to revolt against the ahistorical “mnml” of the time and bring back “rough, unpolished techno,” in the words of its creators. On the website, they invited a number of Germany’s pre-eminent DJs (Robert Johnson’s Ata, Michael Mayer, DJ Koze) to chart their favorite rave anthems. Superficially, the planned revival appeared to have little tangible effect, save the unconnected splutterings of a D.O.A. scene in the less salubrious parts of south-east London (thanks, Klaxons).