Planetary Assault Systems
A few weeks ago, we were delivered the fifth album installment from Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems on Ostgut Ton. We decided to catch up with the man himself to discuss where he is at with his music…
Bleep: You have been quoted as saying you promise to ‘create new sounds which are not otherwise present in club music at this time’ on your new album. Can you explain this idea a little further?
Planetary Assault Systems: I think thats a promise I made to myself. Planetary has always been about moving sound around beats, motion and rhythm in unexpected ways that either still work on the dancefloor or work at a pure listening level. My aim is to manage both at the same time. If it works in a club and is valid on a listening level then i’m good. It’s something I always found in early electronic dance music and somthing that makes sense to me. There’s no point in releasing a mediocre record. Do it right. Feel it, let it breathe.
B: What do you think of the current techno landscape? Are there any other artists you particularly admire right now?
P.A.S.: This is a good time for good electronic music, it’s being embraced by people. Like I’ve always said techno is the foundation stone for electronic dance music, whatever happens, people find it and embrace it after fads wear out. They find the groove and the mindset, and as a writer, its inspiring. New guys like Shifted and Sigha and many more are thinking the right way. Pay attention to the music, write good music. Don’t do it for the wrong reasons. Do it because it makes sense…
B: Planetary Assault Systems, L.B. Dub Corp, Morganistic, Offset and 7th Plain are just a few of your mysterious music-making monikers. Why produce under so many different aliases?
P.A.S.: It’s all about P.A.S right now really. That’s where I’m at…
B: You’ve been a Berghain resident for a while now and are a firm part of their Ostgut Ton label. What attracted you to Ostgut in the first place and what does your relationship with them mean to you?
P.A.S.: I do have a long standing relationship with Osgut the club going back many years. It’s something that developed natually through the music and their commitment to only that. It made total sense to release my music on the label on many levels.
B: Any future plans that you can share with us?
P.A.S.: Right now things are very busy with the live P.A.S show that’s been going down immensely well, there is always some sonic and visual surprises involved with the shows on an artistic level. I think P.A.S is now doing what it should have done 15 years ago. Aside from the live show and DJing, I’m busy with remixes and Part running Mote-Evolver with Heidy. There are some great releases forthcoming on Mote-Evolver, so stay tuned…
Planetary Assault Systems – The Messenger is available to buy now on Bleep.com.
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