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Luke Mandala – Booka Shade Records, Addictech Records, Desert Trax, Activated Recordings

From atmospheric to high energy dance music, Luke’s sounds have been released on many of the biggest labels releasing underground music such as Booka Shade Records, Definitive Recordings, Addictech Records, Baroque Records, Manual Music, Desert Trax, Future lovers from the Plusquam Records label group, Fever, Onelove Recordings, as well as the Kindred Sounds Label Group, Lohit Records, Cubic Digital, Tarantic, Shiva, Slanted House, Telepathy Digital, Progress, Ambiosphere, etc. Luke’s extensive release catalog has gained plays and/or chartings from high profile DJ’s such as John Acquaviva, Nick Warren, Beltek, Anthony Pappa, Murray Richardson, Boris Brejcha, Treavor/Brad Moontribe, Kriece, Kevin Shiu, Michael Manahan, Tomcraft, etc. Luke’s remix of Booka Shade’s “Regenerate” was released on Booka Shade Records and was featured on Anthony Pappa’s cover mount CD of DJ Magazine. The Infinite EP Luke released on Addictech Records reached #1 in the charts for sales at Addictech.

Activated Recordings (Beatport) is launched by Luke in November 2008 which so far includes artists such as Kriece, Tony Thomas, Jan Van Lier, Taurus and Vaggeli, Michael Manahan, Daniel Mehes, Alterimage, Phidelity, and others. Check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Activated-Recordings/117469091607742

Luke’s passion with cutting edge sound began in the underground electronic dance scene’s of the West Coast USA, inspired by events from The Oracle Gatherings, Moontribe, the Wicked crew, etc. With over 14 years experience mixing dance music live, organizing events, and running large sound systems, Luke has gained experienced with a large variety of dance floors around the world.With Luke’s DJ/Live sets, depending on crowd you may encounter elements of underground techno, tech house, progressive, breaks, slower tempo bass music, dub, funk, etc. Utilizing his intuitive sensitivity to emotional atmosphere and the crowds current groove, Luke’s sets are geared toward an empathic and warmly affectionate journey out of the ego and to a place of body movement, inspiration, unification, and play. Luke has released some of his past chill-out and bass music influenced dance music under the moniker “Tingly”. His music has flown him around the world to various countries and for many years he has been performing at large scale main stages including multiple Oracle Gatherings, Zuvuya III (Palenque, Mexico), Esthetic Evolution, multiple Fire Festivals, North West Earthdance Festival, and many more. Luke owned and teched a large 20,000 watt Turbosound sound system and 40-foot veggie-oil touring bus from 2005-2008 for the main stages at an Oracle Gathering, Emergency Festival, Goa Gill in California and Oregon, etc. He has organized over 60 bi-monthly full scale dance events (200-300+ people) almost constantly since 2003 all around the North West of the United States and in other countries while traveling. Luke’s love and passion for the healing dance music scene will be present for many years to come.

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