Dance music icon, Laidback Luke debuts a brand-new techno alias Dark Chanell with an enticing new EP “No.1” available to stream/download via Mixmash Records.

Dark Chanell – No. 1 EP

Making an exciting return to his roots, Laidback Luke unveils his brand-new techno moniker Dark Chanell with an empathic 4-track EP titled, “No. 1.”

Kicking off the EP with a fast-paced electro-infused techno release, “PURPUR,” is an energetic track with staccato synths, fragmented kicks, and charging melodies.  The next offering, “OCTAGON” is a dancefloor-ready single fueled by bouncing basslines and steel-drum-sounding force.   Continuing with the EP’s momentum is the release, “TROMMEL” which makes for a beat slapping, all entrancing techno track weaving hypnotic synths with driving percussive elements.  Delving deeper is “TRAITOR,” to round out the EP with a darker side to Luke’s production ability making for a brooding techno heater. 

Luke van Scheppingen, more commonly known artistically as Laidback Luke has become one of the most influential figures in dance music. The artist’s diverse range in sound encompasses an array of genres that include big room mainstage hits, acid house releases, to electro and pure techno. In the artist’s early days he became regularly booked with fellow techno giants Adam Beyer, Marco Carola, and UMEK.  He has garnered a massive amount of industry support from the likes of Marco Bailey and Joachim Garraud who became instrumental in his techno career with bookings at major international events like I Love Techno and Technoparade. Earning his stripes in the techno community, Luke was chosen as a resident for the inimitable Awakenings parties, as well as gracing the roster of Billy Nasty’s Theremin Agency. For additional information on Dark Channell, please follow him on Spotify.

Dark Chanell – No. 1 EP