KONTRAST MINI-MIX SERIES #5.1 – LUKE LAWRENCE

KONTRAST Mini-Mix #5.1 - LUKE LAWRENCE

Responsible for the inception and ongoing success of White Noise Music, Luke Lawrence’s pride of the brand is matched only by the respect he has for music. With roots as a mobile DJ, and experience in production and event management spanning more than 15 years, he shows no sign of slowing down.

The recent debut of his techno side project “2_FolD” with Melbourne DJ Sublym has added another element to Luke’s performance style.With upcoming production releases on the horizon and a commitment to bigger and better White Noise parties in the future, there’s much to look forward to for Luke Lawrence.

You’re calling your party White Noise and in your DJ duo 2_FolD, you wearing an expressionless white mask. Does white hold some significance for you, or it just a coincidence?

Actually, the name was originally based on the synth effect of the same name that a lot of producers use to create builds and supplement crescendos in their tracks… naming the brand White Noise was intended to symbolise that ‘excitement’ factor that goes with electronic music.

White is now the colour of our brand and I think it works well… it’s obviously also associated with the name.

Dance music today is such a huge part of mainstream culture. Do you believe dance music is sustainable, or just an era of the superstar DJ phenomenon that will fade?

I don’t think it will fade (at least I hope it won’t!). I think we’ve seen a ‘broadening’ of electronic music over the last 20 years that has allowed many of the genres to remain underground, and many to breakthrough into mainstream. As long as producers continue to innovate with their techniques, styles and the technology they use, and DJ’s continue to push the boundaries of performing then we won’t see it fade – just evolve.

How has your relationship to music changed throughout the phases of your life?

Good question! I’m a music lover of many different styles and genres, and I think as I get older I’m appreciating more rather than my relationship with it ‘changing’. I’ve discovered albums/tunes/artists through friends, family, relationships (and relationship breakdowns!), movies, tv shows, parties, radio… and it’s helped define a lot of experiences in my life. Without going too deep, music is such an important part of our culture – for me it’s as important as language in terms of how many of us express ourselves.

Listen to Luke’s mini-mix in our 5th series where he opens with charming, dreamy tunes to seduce you into the later coming darker and deeper sounds of tech.

KONTRAST is a collective of creative spirits who loves to combine raw sounds, dark, thumping beats and intense, edgy musical experiences with extraordinary visual elements in an experimental and innovative way. We want to build something new, colourful and unforgettable and to explore how sounds, shapes and visual imprints together can create something bigger than ourselves, and a different state of mind.The fifth series of the KONTRAST mini-mix series will run from September 7th to 28th, and there will be an exclusive podcast from each artist with a short interview to get to know them better.

Mini-Mix Series #5:

#5.1 – September 7 – Luke Lawrence
#5.2 – September 14 – C1
#5.3 – September 21 – Avery Kempken
#5.4 – September 28 – PWD

To learn more about KONTRAST Collective check out their Facebook Page. Listen to the previous mini-mix series on their Soundcloud.

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