Luke Mandala has become known as a master of using sound to question the nature of reality. Luke powerfully begins 2019 by releasing his new single “Accepting The Unknown” under his lesser-known moniker Mandala Affect. Here Luke fuses together psy bass, breaks, world percussion, and glitched out synths with a myriad of ambient and experimental sounds to transcend the dimensions of time and space. With numerous festival performances and releases under his belt over the past decade, Luke has become renowned in the conscious community. “Accepting The Unknown” is out now on Merkaba Records’ tenth-anniversary compilation album. Founded by prominent producer Kalya Scintilla, Merkaba Records has become known as one of the world’s premier labels for Psybient sound.
Luke’s deep passion with music was ignited at the age 14 with the open-minded underground electronic scenes of 1998 – and that was the year he started to DJ. In 2007 Luke started releasing his own music and now has hundreds of songs released with a large number of the biggest labels in the world – Traum, Selador, Desert Hearts, Tulipa, Desert Trax, Merkaba Music, Addictech, Books Shade Music. With Luke’s dynamic performances, depending on the crowd, you may encounter an eclectic mix of global sounds from the genres of techno/house, downtempo dance music, and chill out. The music is intentionally part of the massive movement of mind opening dance floors transforming the planet, and it has flown Luke to many continents around the planet to play music. It speaks to the heart and flows through intense emotive movements, flying through the cosmos or the deepest primal caves with a focus on play, inspiration, and unification. Luke launched his own emblem Activated Recordings in November 2008.
Listen to Accepting The Unknown below: