We were very excited recently to catch up with the Serbian producer – FlukeLuke. His production of intricate beats over distorted and somewhat melancholy melodies caught our ear instantly. A man that believes in habits along with inspiration. If you haven’t heard any of his stuff yet we strongly encourage you to check him out soon!
How would you describe the music that you make in one sentence?
To be fair I wouldn’t know! I never think about stuff while making music and in retrospect I could put some words to it but it just wouldn’t feel genuine. I’m not saying it is super unique but I just make stuff that sounds good to me and there’s nothing to it.
What are your three biggest non-musical influences?
You can take five records with you on a desert island. Which ones?
Lateralus and 10 000 Days by Tool, Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park, Split The Atom by Noisia and a huge fucking compilation of Studio Ghibli soundtracks (that’s probably cheating haha!). I just love Joe Hisaishi.
If you had to lose one of your senses, which one would it be and why?
Uhm smell? Seems the most useless one nowadays.
What makes a perfect music venue/nightclub?
Wouldn’t know the answer to this one because I’ve never done a show playing out my own stuff : )
What’s the best piece of music that you’ve ever made (that we can link to on SC or FB!)?
What is your current production setup?
Steinberg UR22, AKG K77 headphones, Mackies MR6 MK3, M-Audio Oxygen 49 and a Zoom H4N recorder.
What advice would you give your ten-year-old self (musical or not)?
I wouldn’t give any ! There’s no point in giving a 10 year old kiddo any advice besides to play and explore I guess.
What piece of music (not yours) do you wish you had written?
This one is pretty tough. I’m jealous and wish I had written a lot of stuff! I’ll have to name a few tracks tho:
What is the strongest emotion for making music?
I wouldn’t know the answer to this one. Making music is a pretty intuitional process to me and I tend not to analyze what I’m feeling at the moment.
If you could go back in time to any musical era, which would it be and why?
I would probably go 20-30 years back where computers weren’t a big thing for music. Maybe I’d force myself to play an instrument properly!
If you were interviewing yourself, what other question would you ask (and what’s the answer?)?
I’d probably throw in that „What advice would you give to new producers and musicians?“ question.
Although I’m an aspiring producer myself, I have been doing this for a while now. The simple answer would be that you should trust in your abilities more. Develop your skills, set a daily routine and a time frame to work in. Although the whole craft seems daunting at first, if you love what you’re doing you’ll enjoy the whole process of it and not ponder upon the end goal. I don’t have a musical background, I learned all the stuff without teachers or, to be fair, a lot of support from my surrounding. Just do it because you love it and the whole thing will flow naturally. This being said, a lot of work is needed and daily (and I do mean EVERY day) routines are necessary.
I would recommend watching beeple’s talk about his craft. It was kind of a turning point for me.
So a big thank you to Luka for answering all our questions and some great answers there and some great music to get inspired by. Watch out for FlukeLuke in future, we think you’ll be seeing his name around quite a bit!