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Cornerstone of the Australian dance scene Luude recently connected with Nottingham rapper Bru-C for his latest single “TMO (Turn Me On) feat. Kevin Lyttle” out now on Warner Records. This follows a string of innovative hit records including the BPI platinum certified single “Down Under feat. Colin Hay” and the gold certified “Big City Life” with Mattafix. In order to bring the track to the masses, Luude is now planted firmly on this continent for his “Mullets Across America & Canada” tour underway now.
For the first time ever, Australia’s hottest dance act will make appearances at major nightclubs across North America including stops in Austin, Denver, Seattle, Chicago, and more with festival plays at EDC Las Vegas and HARD SUMMER. All dates follow below.
Recognized as the “Best International Artist” at the 2023 Drum & Bass Awards, there is no denying Australia’s Luude has quickly become one of the world’s most eminent and entertaining acts. Igniting the floor with a percussive backbone synonymous only to a Luude production on “TMO (Turn Me On),” his trademark party starting energy kicks in as rich and explosive subs circulate the dance floor. Crafting the perfect balance, the famed pop vocals of Kevin Lyttle are reimagined into the present day, fresh yet nostalgic. All punctuated by the slick wordplay of Bru-C, it’s unmistakably Luude, flawless and fun.
Luude shares, “I wasn’t really looking to do another re-up tune immediately to be honest, but when Kevin had reached out about this one and wanted to give it a new take – it was just too fun of an idea not to at least try. Then I played it for the first time at the show I did for Mixmag and the crowd reaction was just so insane, we knew it was a tune that had to come out. It’s just such a fun record.”
Christian Benson (Luude) is no stranger to success as he has risen through the ranks of electronic music with dynamic releases and sets that have garnered the support of both fans and the industry alike. Luude broke out to critical acclaim over the last 12 months with the success of his drum n bass rework of the quintessential 80s anthem “Down Under feat. Colin Hay.” With now over 250 million streams across platforms, 150,000 TikTok videos made, multiple playlist covers, 2x platinum certification in Australia, platinum in New Zealand, Austria, the U.K. and gold in Germany, and the ARIA Award for “Best Dance Release,” Luude has certainly made his mark in the musical history of this household anthem and beyond.
Following this monumental success, 2022 saw Luude inject fresh fire into cult classic “Big City Life” from Mattafix. The track has gone on to achieve gold certification in the U.K. and #8 on the U.K. singles chart, not to mention platinum certification in Australia and New Zealand. Moreover, his single “Down Under (feat. Colin Hay)” landed him a Top 10 position on the U.K. singles chart, peaking at #5 and went on to achieve platinum certified status. Cementing his position as one of Australia’s hottest dance acts, Luude got the seal of approval from none other than Moby, allowing the talented producer to use his classic “Porcelain” for collaboration with Issey Cross “Oh My.” Garnering immense industry support around the globe once again, Luude is non-stop going from strength to strength with every electric release.
Throughout all the madness Luude has been touring sold out shows across the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, including performances at internationally recognized festivals such as Electric Love, Tomorrowland, Parookaville, Creamfields and more. Look for him to add Los Angeles’ HARD SUMMER to the list this summer where he’ll round out his “Mullets Across America & Canada” tour.
‘TMO (Turn Me On) feat. Kevin Lyttle’ by Luude & Bru-C is out now via Warner Records. Catch Luude on his ‘Mullets Across America & Canada’ tour now: 5/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Sky 5/19 – Toronto, ON – Coda 5/21 – Las Vegas – EDC 5/24 – TBA 5/26 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount 6/8 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge 6/9 – Washington, DC – Soundcheck DC 6/10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Ave 6/10-6/11 – Chicago, IL – Heatwave Festival 8/3 – Seattle, WA – Trinity Nightclub 8/4 – Minneapolis, MN – The Loft Skyway Theatre 8/5 – Los Angeles, CA – HARD SUMMER