Breakbeats, acid, IDM—it may seem like a no-brainer now, but UK pioneer Luke Vibert was one of the first producers to splice the musical DNA of so many distinct traditions.
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Largely responsible for pioneering the electronic music genre known as Trip Hop under the alias Wagon Christ, Luke Vibert makes forms of ambient music mixed with instrumental forms of hip hop music and slow break beats. Vibert has also recorded under many different well known other musical aliases, most notably Wagon Christ, Kerrier District, Plug and Ace of Clubs.
Vibert grew up in Cornwall, England and a key member of famed British electronic musician Aphex Twin's Rephlex Records crew. Spurred on by the success of Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), Luke began putting out some of his own music and released a collaborative album, Weirs on James’ Rephlex label. It attracted attention of Rising High Music label who commissioned an ambient music album from Vibert, his first full length solo album, Phat Lab Nightmare under the now famous alias Wagon Christ in 1994. A groundbreaking record which generated a great deal of buzz and attention for the young producer.
Vibert would go onto produce much more music under the Wagon Christ name and eventually signed to popular London based record label, Ninja Tune Records, for many of his Wagon Christ releases and later to major label, Virgin Records. Vibert also uses other aliases such as Plug (for his drum and bass electronic music). For the 1996 album Drum 'n' Bass for Papa, Vibert signed with famed Grammy Award winning artist and Nine Inch Nails member, Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records. Vibert's many releases vary in style as he releases music under various names to keep his creative output selling and diverse.
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