WITH CHERUB AND RAVEN JANE
DISCO NAP LP OUT NOW ACROSS
ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS
After establishing a noteworthy career in the band Lotus, Luke The Knife is finally ready to unveil his debut album under his solo project. With over a decade of honing his artistic abilities, Luke The Knife’s debut LP, Disco Nap, effortlessly showcases his undeniable musical prowess and groovy sensibilities. The nine-track offering takes the listener on an eclectic journey filled with funky beats and experimental melodies that form a sonically cohesive package. Marking an exciting moment in Luke Miller’s solo career, Disco Nap is available now across digital streaming platforms.
The nine-track album opens up with the infectious single ‘Hit ‘Em With The Boogie’. Featuring an array of funky instrumentals and disco influences, ‘Hit ‘Em With The Boogie’ immediately sets the tone for the album. Next up on Disco Nap, comes groove-induced track ‘Beware’. Vaguely reminiscent of jam band sensibilities, ‘Beware’ gives the listener a hint of the versatility of the full album with an exquisite fusion of genres. The third track features the coveted indie-electro duo Cherub for a lively upbeat tune, ‘She’s So Damn Fine’. Joining at an apex between their signature styles, Cherub and Luke The Knife provide a sonically cohesive package that serves as a standout track on Disco Nap. The album transitions into the previously-released single ‘Sau Paulo’ next. The downtempo soothing single provides a funk-forward soundscape that transports the listener into a tropical paradise.
The second half of the album kicks off with the fifth single ‘Bounce It’. The distorted vocals sync nicely with the edgier instrumentation. With a hint of experimental elements, ‘Bounce It’ is unlike any other track on the album. Next up is another lead single, ‘Better Mind’ with Raven Jane. Opening with an enchanting bassline, Raven Jane’s captivating vocals effortlessly grace the sonic landscape. ‘Better Mind’. The simple yet intricate production shines throughout the duration of the track with Raven Jane’s sultry vocals as the perfect finishing touch. The titular track, ‘Disco Nap’, leaves a lasting impression and brings the entire project to life. With heavy nu-disco influences fused with groovy downtempo instrumentals, the title track expresses the musical prowess of Luke The Knife. The eighth track ‘Head’s In The Sky’ is much like the title itself, with an atmospheric melody and disco vocal samples sprinkled throughout that engulf the audience from start to finish. Closing the album on a high note, the final track ‘Dawn Light Hits The Snow’ lends an intriguing melodic and progressive melody. Throughout the duration of his debut solo LP, Luke Miller’s artistry and creative expression shine with each track adding a unique component to the full Disco Nap project.
“When the lockdown hit I had my first long-term break from touring in many, many years. I took that opportunity to start writing original Luke the Knife tracks. At first I was planning on doing mainly disco and funk-influenced tracks. I recorded a full album-worth of those and thought I was done with the debut. I kept listening to these over and over and I felt like it didn’t represent the full vision I wanted for Luke the Knife. So I wrote 9 more tunes pushing into more sides of my sound – tech house, future funk, bass house, melodic techno. Then I picked the best from both groups to make “Disco Nap”. It’s a special pleasure to release my first solo album and bring these original Luke the Knife tracks to people’s ears.”
– Luke Miller (Luke The Knife)
Adding an exciting body of work to his own repertoire, Luke The Knife’s debut album sets an exciting precedent of what’s to come with his solo alias. With years of experience already under his belt, his innate dexterity as a producer and musician is clearly defined in Disco Nap as he brings his independent project to life.
To commemorate the release of the album, Luke The Knife will be hosting a release party at Club Vinyl in Denver, CO on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. More information can be found at — https://nightout.com/events/luke-the-knife-clubvinyl-rooftop/tickets.
ABOUT LUKE THE KNIFE — As he focuses his attention to his debut original album, ‘Disco Nap’, Luke The Knife prepares for a monumental moment in his solo career. The album features an intriguing fusion of disco, house, funk, and downtempo that takes the listener on a soulful audio experience. Recruiting the vocal talent of coveted artists Cherub and Raven Jane for features on the LP, Luke The Knife showcases his undeniable musical prowess in his new endeavor.
Rooted in the realm of groovy instrumentals with disco and rock sensibilities, Luke The Knife has captured the attention of global audiences with notable performances at festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Ultra Music Festival, Fuji Rock, Outside Lands, as well as headlining top tier venues like Red Rocks with the Lotus band. Their eclectic discography and expressive performances continue to resonate with fans across the world.
With a venerated music career spanning over a decade, Luke The Knife’s keen aptitude for eloquent compositions is extremely evident. Luke Miller’s honed musical ear and unique blend of downtempo funky electronic music sets him apart as an artist and leaves much to be desired as he explores new boundaries as Luke The Knife.