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Luke Hess is one of those people who has always been behind the scenes in Detroit—working for labels like Planet E and FXHE—but his sumptuous style of dub techno stands up to any Detroit great.
Luke Hess – Detroit
Kenneth Graham – Seattle
Jordan Long – Los Angeles
Born in 1980 in Metro Detroit and subject to the city’s mid-90’s warehouse parties, Luke Hess has harnessed a deep appreciation for electronic music and the expression of the underground movement. His background in mathematics and engineering has given him a scientific approach to the dance-floor, using frequencies, tones, and soundscapes to transform surroundings and mood.
Luke currently holds positions at Omar S’ FXHE label & Carl Craig’s Planet-e label in Detroit. Hess has celebrated original productions and remix material on labels such as DeepLabs, FXHE, Planet-e, Dolly, Motech, Rekids, Echocord, Kontra-Music, Modelisme, Ornaments, Echocord Colour, & more. In 2009, Luke released his first album, “Light in the Dark” on Denmark-based record label, Echocord. “Light in the Dark” received glowing reviews and was hailed by many as one of the best deep techno albums of the year. His second artist album “Keep On” was release on CD in 2012 and on 2×12″ vinyl in 2013 and received a superb score of 4.5/5 & recommended review on Resident Advisor.
With over 15 years of DJ experience and many notable LIVE sets across the world, Luke is regarded as a perfectionist on stage. Hess is known to layer his sets in a very detailed, hypnotic, & soulful manner. After playing many notable venues & festivals such as Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Awakenings Festival, Berghain & Panorama Bar – Berlin, Dimensions Festival, ENTER. – Ibiza, Fabric – London, Unit – Tokyo, De School – Amsterdam, Culture Box – Copenhagen, OUTPUT – NYC, Decibel Festival – Seattle, Bassment – Hong Kong, Concrete – Paris, Dude Club – Milan, , he is excited to continue exploring the world stage and introducing new and old fans to his raw & deep breed of Detroit techno.
Kenneth Graham will make a very rare appearance after his relocation to the North West. The Tech House LA legend returns with a collection of vinyl starting in the mid 90’s, after releases on Plastic City, Ovum, Distant, Stickman, Aqua Boogie, Immigrant, Jump, and Terraform. This set is not to be missed.
All vinyl, all night, in the Noise and Tavern rooms of Union Nightclub.