Luke McD began his career as a muso in his early days of secondary school playing trumpet in up to 6 bands each week before he was even allowed to have a rider. Later in life as the party took over, his focus turned to dance music and Djing became a passion. Luke's early gigs placed him as promoter, booker, publicist and Dj, giving him a total understanding of music, people, context and contacts. Luke has been musical director, booker and resident of many of Melbourne’s best venues and events for years. A focus on the right sound for the right time in the right venue has always been his forte whether he is behind the decks or behind the desk.
Dj Luke McD has played house, techno, disco and electro supporting the likes of Thomas Schumacher, Alex Smoke, Chris Fortier, Marc Romboy, Petter, Laurent Garnier, Jesse Rose, Phil Kieren, Radio Slave, Aeroplane, Tim Sweeney, Joakim, Marc Romboy, Kosheen, Extrawelt, Tipper, Black Strobe, 2 many Dj’s, Perry Farrel, Will White, Miss Kitten and the Hacker, Nitin Sahwney, Speedy J, Hunterman, Carl Craig, Ladytron, Jamie Lidell, Arc, Ransom, Phil K and Eric Pridz. Luke has also played sets and hosted various radio shows including Melbourne’s Kiss FM breakfast show Friday mornings.
A tour through parts of Europe in 2006, 2007 and again in 2008 took Luke too many venues including the ABC club in Glasgow, The Keys in London, Pogo Club in Dublin, Nemo party's in Belgium, Marbella Beach and Solar Factory gigs in Barcelona with the Fake Out crew during Sonar, Lola warehouse parties in Barcelona and City Hall in Barcelona, Space Beach in Berlin, Vinyl bar in Frankfurt. The 2008 tour was massive with dates in Brussels, London and France and even a cameo spot on a float at Love Parade with an invite to return in 2009 to open the parade on Pulse Radio's float.
Luke has teamed up with Melbourne producer Ehsan Gelsi to launch Smash Bang digital record label, taking the sound of his piers to the world. Smash Bang is distributing through Beatport, and has already begun releasing Melbourne’s producers. Production was the next step for Luke McD and his first release "Not Yet" is available on beatport with his label Smash Bang Records. Luke has also released remixes on Freakshow disco created with his partner in music Ehsan Gelsi under the moniker of Smash Bang!
Luke McD is currently playing and producing techno, minimal, disco, medial, house and all things in between. With respect to the audience and a common McD twist through every set, expect to hear something different when you tune in to this man. To hear more check out www.smashbangrecords.com