Locals: LUKBEATZ

Where can we find your music?

Who are you? How old are you?

My name is Luke, I am 31 years old from Gozo

How many months/ years have you been Djing / producing?

I have been DJing for the past 15 years.

Mention an artist that inspired you to become a DJ/producer?

There are too many to mention. I started to frequent clubs at a younger age and was always fascinated by how it was done. Through my father, I was introduced to a local DJ at the time known as Rewz. I started learning, and started to mould my sound from progressive artists such as Sasha and Eric Prydz and his different aliases Pryda and Cirez D. Then throughout the years I got more into tech house which I was inspired by Carlo Lio, then techno which shaped my sound as it is today that got me inspired from Chris Liebing and his CLR label.

Is there a local artist that you look up to and love to see play at events?

There are too many artists to mention as Malta has a lot of talent. However, I have to mention my fellow Gozitans DAMZ & STK for their breakthrough in the scene

What skills do you think DJs need to be successful?

A passion for music, dedication to continuous improvement, and most importantly practicing

How do you stay up to date with the latest music trends?

I do not really follow trends. I go through Beatport charts from the artists that I follow. Listening to mixes from local and international artists and choosing tracks that resonate with my sounds based on what I like.

What would you say is the most rewarding part of being a DJ?

I think the most rewarding part is to connect to the audience in front of you. Seeing the crowd responding positively whilst influencing the mood and atmosphere. Finding satisfaction in creating sets that resonate emotionally, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.