Always seeking, always learning, Monty Luke is a musical explorer with a future- forward aesthetic, focused on raw, dub-infused house and techno. His career has seen him take on an eclectic collection of roles which is reflected in his wide ranging discography, remixes and energetic DJ sets. With a stylistic focus on themes relating to futurism, science fiction and dystopia, he also frequently uses his voice as an instrument, to either directly convey emotions through lyrics or indirectly convey ideas by turning those vocals into unrecognizable components within a song’s arrangement.
He is currently based in Berlin, but immediately prior, Monty spent 10 pivotal years in Detroit, a part of “Detroit 3.0,” a movement that saw the city regain its relevance after years of recession. This resurgence included the world of electronic music and also the arts, as Monty also spent two years as Public Programs Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit(MOCAD). It was an unexpected twist to his time in the midwest city and another manner in which he contributed to pushing the region a step forward during the wave-swell of a cultural and economic comeback.
In 2011, Monty launched his own imprint, Black Catalogue, which now stands at nearly thirty-five releases in its discography, including music from artists such as the Carter Bros, King Britt, Stefan Ringer, John Tejada, Thomas Melchior, Dave Aju and many other kings and queens of the underground. Black Catalogue is also a stage for Monty’s own productions, in particular his Mandingo alias which is focused on the fusion of his Caribbean roots and new forms in House and Techno.
With a passion for futurist ideals, Monty’s eyes are always locked ahead—his persistent state of forward-thinking leading him to the discovery of the Mars One Project, which aimed to establish permanent human settlement on Mars. He made the first cut in 2014 and was one of some 600 contestants left in the running before finally being eliminated in early 2015.
Monty’s devout interest in the connection between outer space, music, technology, media and futurism and fuses together the overall product: an audio astronaut who pushes his intergalactic sound. He is adjusting the frequency, staying in tune with an ever-evolving musical landscape.
Monty Luke’s April Galaxy Flexx show for Refuge Worldwide is available to listen back, featuring Seb Wildblood, Tevo Howard,... Read more
Monty Luke joined the second hour of the Sweat Lodge show on HÖR Berlin playing a housey vinyl only... Read more
Monty Luke took part in the Electronic Beats 90s Techno fourth edition. Guess how many he got right? Read more
Monty Luke returned to his show on Refugee Worldwide featuring music from Mr G, The Ladd Company, Cheri Moya,... Read more
Monty Luke on BLM, Climate Change and Creating a Catalogue of Black Electronic Music, Brawther cover mix & on... Read more
Listen back to Monty Luke with his first Galaxy Flex show on Refuge Worldwide. Read more
Monty Luke’s final podcast for the year comes through DanceTelevision, a sublime electronic trip into the outer space. DanceTelevision... Read more
Monty Lukes’ talent luckily didn’t come from his 11th finger because that would have been a huge loss for... Read more
Monty Luke recorded at the third edition of Circulation Fridays October 9th 2020 in Berlin. Sweat Lodge · Monty... Read more
“I’ve been doing this DJ mix series I titled “Unknown Tones” off and on for years now. There are... Read more
Whether it’s through his warm, bouncy DJ sets or his slick house productions, there’s a signature rawness and cosmic... Read more
On a steaming Friday in Berlin, Neele, Sevensol, and Monty Luke played the HÖR x Sweat Lodge show. Full... Read more
In the run-up to the first arch event, Monty Luke presents an atmospheric browse through some of the hard-to-label... Read more
Mony Luke live from HÖR Berlin as streamed on June 4th 2020. Read more
23 Aug Else Open Air, Berlin
19 Aug arch 0.1 at Prince Charles, Berlin
19 Jan Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin
27 Dec Detroit Love, Montpellier
14 Dec Pornceptual, Berlin
20 Oct Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin
07 Sep Heidegluhen, Berlin
31 Aug Away at About://Blank, Berlin
08 Aug Paloma Bar, Berlin
07 Jul Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berin
19 Jun We Are Not Alone at Greissmuhle, Berlin
15 Apr Pornceptual, Berlin
30 Mar Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit
22 Mar Kudzu at The Bakery, Atlanta
19 Mar Beats In Space Radio, New York
16 Mar Buswick A/V Wintergarden, New York
10 Mar Drop at Monkey Loft, Seattle
03 Mar Hot Mass, Pittsburgh
26 Feb Savour The Moment at Wilden Rentae, Berlin
27 Jan Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin