Autosea Podcast004 – Luke Stein

Next in line for the Autosea Podcast Mix series we have the ever-evolving Melbourne-based DJ, producer and music enthusiast, Luke Stein!

Since jumping behind the decks in 2001, Luke has continued to hone his technical skills and develop his musical talents, blending genres and styles to create his own unique sound.

The talented artist is a mainstay of Melbourne’s underground electronic music scene, where he has supported the likes of KiNK, Ø [Phase], DVS1, Dixon, Moodymann and Underground Resistance’s, John Collins.

Luke took a brief moment out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions regarding his favourite local artists, which artists we need to keep tabs on, and of course his live shows.

Autosea: Having originally established yourself as a hip-hop artist, when was it you decided to make the move to electronic music?

LS: I think it was the first time I saw Ben Klock play! The way he was able to lift a dance floor with driving rhythms was very inspiring.

Autosea: Not only have you been a regular at Autosea events from the get-go, but also performed live for the first time at one of our Section 8 Day Parties. You smashed it that day! How was it playing your first live set to a packed-out Section 8? How did you feel after it?

LS: Playing live was something I had been wanting to do for a long time, but it never felt right. I had a feeling that the crowd would be on point that day so I decided to take the plunge. It was such a great feeling to be so directly connected to the crowd!

Autosea: The House & Techno scene in Melbourne is continually growing. Who are your favourite local artists? Anyone in particular you recommend our readers to keep a look out for?

LS: I’ve got a few favourites!

Mike Callander, he’s the nicest guy in town, and with his talent and hard work has helped put Melbourne’s electronic scene on the map.

ACM, Andy is a big driving force for me to move forward with my live work. I always enjoy his live sets, he creates so much energy and every show he does there is something new.

The person who is my hot tip to keep a look out for is Louay Zoghaib. Louay has so much talent as a composer and as a DJ, I just love his creativity and the way he can combine so many elements to create something special. I look forward to watching him climb the ranks!

Autosea: You dedicate a lot of time to working on your live shows. Do you prefer DJing or performing live? In regard to reading the crowd, how do they compare?

LS: Definitely my live shows! You don’t get the same connection with the crowd when you’re just DJing. For me my live shows are fully improvised, I might have a few ideas before a show, but nothing is written or pre-prepared and I feel that’s what gives me a solid connection with the crowd as I’m able to feel the room before I jump on and start writing music on the fly. It gives me the ability to move the feeling of the room with the crowd’s reaction. There’s also an element of risk that it could all go wrong, which really keeps you working in front of the crowd as well.

Track List:

  1. Laps – Fog Off (Original Mix)
  2. Gui Boratto – Arquipelago (Original Mix)
  3. SIS – Orgsa (Original Mix)
  4. Patrice Baumel – Glutes (Original Mix)
  5. H.O.S.H – Karma (Original Mix)
  6. Joseph Capriati – Fratello (Dubfire Remix)
  7. Oliver Huntemann, Dubfire – Fuego (Julian Jeweil Remix)
  8. Eric Prydz – Opus (Four Tet Remix)
  9. Âme – Rej (Original Mix)
  10. Stephan Bodzin – Singularity (Original Mix)
  11. Joseph Capriati – Awake (Julian Jeweil Remix)
  12. Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriati – Parallels (Original Mix)
  13. DJ Hyperactive – Wide Open (Len Faki DJ Edit)
  14. Radio Slave – Another Club (Original Mix)
  15. Floorplan – Let The Church (Original Mix)