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Luboku’s ‘Solar Flare’ Is The First Great Piece Of Spiritual House Music For 2019


Since May last year, Luboku has quickly found his way into our hearts. The Melbourne one-man electronic project excels in his versatility. His latest opus, Solar Flare, is no exception to that rule.

One thing the young producer has kept a constant throughout his interweaving electronica is the palatable emotive element. Whether he’s crafting a melodic and skittering crooner on 50 Days or taking house music to the cleaners on Without You, Luboku—real name Luis Kennett—certainly has his finger on the pulse. Solar Flare has been a staple in Luboku’s live sets and has come to light through constant requests to officially release it.

“Solar Flare feels like the perfect mid-point between what’s come and what’s coming next in the project, while its namesake speaks to the raw, emotive energy I felt when creating it,” explains Kennett.

RELATED: View our gallery of Luboku supporting What So Not last year HERE.

If you were anything like us in 2018, then you would have been quite impressed with the new album from Jon Hopkins. There’s a duality of granular techno shifts and meditative transcendence. Luboku’s sense of speed and motion finally comes to light.  Solar Flare also plays out a little like Willaris. K’s exhaustive new piece, Natural SelectionThe collision of building electronics paired down with downtempo and emotive tension makes Solar Flare a compelling piece of music from beginning to end.

Luboku is still in EP mode, however, as he kicks off his ‘Surface’ tour at the end of this month in Sydney with three more dates following. See all the details below and stream Solar Flare.

Luboku Live Dates

Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney
Proud Mary’s, Central Coast
The Workers Club, Melbourne
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Written by Jake Wilton