Johnlukeirl Joins the Anima Collective / by candelaria alvarado

By Logan Rasmussen

For John Luke, AKA Johnlukeirl, his artistic growth has not only been arriving to the scene in full-speed, but has been taking no prisoners with his eclectic approach to Juke-inspired beats and eclectic stylings that attack every bit of the audience's senses. From transitioning from his former moniker (DJ Clap), Johnlukeirl is joining Anima Artist Management’s collective roster as an almost-unclassifiable artist packed with a rainforest of sound.  His more popular works like “Achieve Ur Dreamz” and the Vandalism EP (released on electronic mastermind, Daedelus' Magical Properties Label), and his recent mix for Dublab are not only known for their influences that derive from the past of electronic to the present, but capture a sort of controlled chaos only found by an artist that truly knows the soul of their style. At the height of his creativity, he not only takes clever riffs mixed with seldom-used sound-effects to make an aurally engaging interactive experience for his audiences, but displays the humanity in himself and his own inspirations from tracks that have meticulous detail.

What’s next for an artist who definitely knows what he wants from behind the boards? Johnlukeirl released a very special mix for us entitled “No Loitering;” this not only captures his paradox-style of self-contained chaos, but combines a multiple slew of stylings that paint an instrumental story of how his artistry has evolved up to this point.

In joining forces with Anima Artist Management, Johnlukeirl will now have the broad reach to bring on board the oldest ravers to newcomers of the genre to his movement. With his own sense of rebellion from genre norms, “No Loitering” will be just the beginning of a synth-tastic battle against the status-quo, and the placemark for the crucial part of the development of Johnlukeirl’s distinct sound. Check out his Soundcloud for the bombastic track itself, and feel the vibrations of “No Loitering” that will not only shock you with its offbeat stylings, but tie you in with its no-holds-barred approach.