Name : Luke Francis Vibert
Birth : ??-??-1973
Alias' : Wagon Christ, Plug, Butler Keiv, Ace of Clubs, Amen Andrews, Kerrier District



01. Where does Luke come from?

--->Cornwall, England, UK

02. How long has he been making music?

--->His first release was in 1994 as Wagon Christ he contributed the track 'gas fish' to the 'Volume 9' compilation.

03. Does he really have a kid?

--->Yes. Luke and his girlfriend Kitty have a daughter named Maia.

04. How many labels has he worked with?

--->Luke has put records out on Rephlex, Ninja Tune, Virgin/Astralwerks, Law & Auder, Rising High, Blue Planet/Blue Angel, Nothing, Cooking Vinyl, Planet Mu, Electro Bunker Cologne, Mo' Wax, and his tracks have appeared on countless compilations on tons of other labels.

05. Why didn't 'Musipal' come out on Astralwerks? Doesn't he have a 5 album deal with them?

--->I don't know, it doesn't make sense to me either. Last I heard, Luke was dropped from the label and released from his contract. I don't exactly know why though.

06. What's the deal with the 'Studio Sessions'?

--->It's a 2 disk bootleg of unreleased Wagon Christ material, a few of which turned up on 'Tally Ho!' and 'Stop The Panic'. It is rumored that Luke gave a few copies of the disks out to friends at a show (which he has been known to do). The disk has never been released, but has been given quite a bit of distribution through the internet.

07. I found this track on [fill in random file sharing service], but it's not in the discography, what is it?

--->Could be a few things. It's either a track from the 'Studio Sessions' or it's not really Luke. Some common titles for 'Studio Sessions' tracks I've found are:

-Plug in the Headphones
-Vidden Session
-Drunk Bloke
-Tick Tock
-Piano Playa Hata 2
-Phat Street

or, if the track is titled 'There is not enough space in this track', it is an out take from Tally Ho! recorded from Luke's radio appearance on KISS FM prior to the release of the record. This version has Luke talking over the begining and end of the track.

08. What's Luke's connection to __________?

--->That depends on who you're talking about. Here are some of the usual suspects:

-Aphex Twin : Luke and Richard are good friends. They're both from Cornwall. Luke remixed Aphex's 'Ventolin' and Aphex returned the favor by remixing 'Spotlight'. They've also toured together.

-Squarepusher : They are also good friends. Luke remixed Squarepusher's 'Shin Triad' and Tom played bass on the Vibert/Cole track 'Tom n' Us'.

-U-Ziq : Mike is the head of the Planet Mu label that released the '95-99' EP. They also toured together.

-BJ Cole : If you have to ask, you don't deserve to know. I'll give you a hint.

-Cylob : Luke remixed his song 'Rewind' for the Planet Mu All-Stars 'Criminal' EP.

-Kid 606 : You had to ask, didn't you? Kid 606 (Miguel) did a track called 'Luke Vibert Can Kiss My Indie Punk Whiteboy Ass' on his album 'Down With The Scene'. The song is not a dis to Luke, as many thought. Miguel sampled a Plug track (Military Jazz) without permission, the title was a sort of a 'go ahead and sue me, i don't give a shit' type of deal. They played together in Los Angeles in 2001.

-Sneaker Pimps : Plug and Aphex Twin toured the US/Canada with them in 1997.

-The Artful Dodger : Luke mixed/remixed his track 'Re Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)' for the 'Criminal' EP. See also - Cylob

-Nine Inch Nails : Luke remixed the track 'The Perfect Drug' for Trent. Reznor's label Nothing Records released the Plug album 'Drum n' Bass for Papa' in the US.

-Meat Beat Manifesto : Besides being labelmates on Nothing Rec. Luke has remixed 3 of their tracks, 'Asbestos Lead Aspestos', 'Radio Babalon pt. 1' and 'Radio Babalon pt. 2'.

09. Will there ever be another Plug album?

--->Chances are that there will not, but Luke has said that there are alot of unreleased Plug tracks from the past, but he has also said in many interviews that he doesn't really do drum n' bass tracks that much anymore.

10. I heard that Luke was on the Peel Sessions, is this true? Where can I get copy?

--->Yes, he did do the Peel Sessions, twice infact, but neither was ever released in an official format. The tracks were:

September 1998:
1. REO Speedgarage
2. Melotronic
3. It Is Always Now All Of It Is Now
4. Memory Towel (Acid Rinse)

September 2001:
1.Aerhaart; ahead [remix]
2.Chicken For Kitty
3.Electro Gangsta
4.Kiddies Swing

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