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Premiere: Spinniní Sessions 210 Ė Laidback Luke

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Premiere: Spinniní Sessions 210 Ė Laidback Luke
Always one to deliver the goods, Spinniní Sessions is one of the hottest podcasts in world music, featuring several of Spinniní RecordsĎ current hits along with some exclusive unreleased music. The show is famed for providing fans with incredible weekly guest-mixes from the industryís biggest names. This time is no different as the 210th episode of Spinniní Sessions presents a stacked line-up of tunes, with Dutch superstar Laidback Luke taking the helm.
A highly popular DJ with a legion of fanatic fans, Laidback Luke (real name Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen) is known for his energetic sets, full of big drops, and effortlessly smooth electro mixes. Opening up with DeependĎs ďEvery Little ThingĒ, the Netherlands producer immediately draws in the listeners and is soon spinning the latest release from Tiësto & KSHMR Ė a mammoth release called ďHarderĒ which was first premiered by the duo at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March.
With further tracks from the likes of QUINTINO & NERVO, Jay Hardway, and Lucas & SteveĎs Club Mix of ďUp Till Dawn (On The Move)Ē, Spinniní Sessions 210 is without a doubt one of the hottest episodes to date, with Laidback Luke demonstrating exactly why he is respected so highly by the dance music community.
Check out the exclusive interview with the man himself, Laidback Luke:
- Youíve just released a huge collaboration with Florian Picasso titled ďWith MeĒ, which is sure to be a massive summer hit. What sparked the interest between you two to collaborate with each other and what were the inspirations behind the track?
-Iíve been supporting Florian for ages! He has been releasing tracks on my labels for a while now and from our camp weíve been pushing his name as well. He sent me the instrumental demo of the track and I loved it. It brought me back to 2008/2009 and when Florian asked me to collaborate on it, I couldnít refuse!
Premiere: Spinniní Sessions 210 Ė Laidback Luke
-Back when Avicii decided to call it a day on the touring life, you had commented on the stress that touring brings. In that regard, how do you manage to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on tour?
-Itís a combination of certain things; Eating healthy, working out (Kung Fu and Fitness currently), getting enough naps, work on your breathing and practicing meditation. Stress is a killer and people should be more aware of it.

-Adding to that, you also have a wonderful family. How do you close the gap between your personal life and the professional one during tours? What were the difficulties that you experienced over time?
-To maintain that is to plan it out properly. I have so-called ĎDaddy Daysí during the week. The one week itís in the Netherlands, the other week itís in New York. I go back and forth because I have kids on both sides of the Atlantic. Scheduling is everything! And then when Iím there, itís a priority to really be there during quality time. The most difficult part is missing your kids. I always say it starts hurting after five days.

-Youíve known the ins and outs of the Dance music industry for the past 2 decades. What are your insights into the current scene in the industry? Where do you see it heading towards?
-The dance music industry grew to be a multi million industry. With all the pros and cons that come with that. Super professional though! Back in the day everything was looser, friendlier and smaller. Right now you can really see how pop is grabbing back their place in music. All dance producers make pop now.

-Your idea to use Vlogs to interact on social media is a unique one among artists. How did that come about?
-Very funny story: My son, back then 11 years old, came to me one day and said: ĎDad, you have to watch my VLOG on my Youtube channel!í. I didnít know what a ĎVLOGí was and why does a kid thatís 11 years old need a Youtube channel? But there it was. The videos he shot on his iPhone and edited together in iMovie. I was blown away! Then I thought, if he could do it, I could do it too! VLOG number 1 I filmed everything, handed in the footage, and at our office, they edited it for me. The result was very un-personal and not at all how I wanted it to look and feel like. So from VLOG number 2 on Iíve been filming and editing myself. So itís really personal! Itís become my new hobby and Iím absolutely in love with it.

-What are some of your plans for 2017? Any follow-ups? Upcoming singles?
-Weíre on the verge (my team and I) to start on a new album! And yes much more music to come, varying from dance floor tracks to poppier tracks. The next track after ďMove With MeĒ is already finished!