Luke Mandala's fascination with cutting edge sound began at the early age of 13 in the underground electronic scene's of San Francisco and Sacramento, California. After realizing the healing powers of this progressive scene and it's ability to create such a positive perspective, Luke has since devoted the majority of his energy in this portion of this lifetime to intentionally awaken positive possibilities for our universe with mainly audio frequencies.
The global electronic scene's have seen few that have achieved what Luke has at the very early age of 24. Luke owned and teched a 20,000 watt Turbosound sound system from early 2005 until Summer 2008 for the NorthWest United States electronic scene he fell deep in love with. With over 10 years experience with DJing, Organizing events, and running large sound systems, Luke has gained experience with a large variety of dance floors. Luke's favorite dance floors are those of the underground scene, however Luke's style varies to activate many different crowds. Utilizing his unique sensitivity to emotional atmosphere and groove, Luke's sets are a journey carefully guided through many genres and mindsets depending on the crowd yet focused to flow very smoothly with harmonic compatibility, and the groove. Luke has played clubs in Guatemala and has been flown to perform at sacred festivals in Mexico multiple times. Luke has played at small and large events just about every weekend since he started DJing back in 1998. He organized intimate dance events of anywhere from 100-400 people at least bimonthly from the years of 2003-2007 all around the NW until a shift in the scene when he decided to focus more energy towards music production and the global electronic scene.
In early 2008 Luke started sharing his original tracks with the world. His tracks gained interest from labels such as Cubic Digital, Tarantic Records, Shiva Records, Telepathy Digital, Progress Records, etc. With frequent releases ever since Luke is becoming known at an acceptionally fast rate. Well known artists have remixed his tracks such as Kriece (Kindred Sounds Label Group),Tony Thomas (Cubic Records, Shiva Records, Telepathy Digital) Jan Van Lier (Definitive, Teggno) Dj Hal, and the Z-Listers to name a few. The Z-Listers remix of Luke Mandala and Jan Van Lier's track "Sasquatch" reached 54 on the Beatport Electro House Charts. The very similar original track was the second track that Luke Mandala ever released!
Luke has moved forward with his career to launch his first label, Activated Recordings (November 2008). MySpace.com/ActivatedRecordings