A Shenzhen resident since 2009, Luke is passionate about the city’s growing underground music scene. After volunteering with pioneers like Fresh and The Real Deal, he co-founded PsyTribe.CN in 2013 to bring psytrance to Shenzhen. Now joining The Collectiv, Luke believes that collaboration between crews is vital to sustain the movement and broaden the city’s musical horizon.
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Luke Whiteside (AKA Lightside) first experienced drum & bass at the age of 15 via local legends Sound Tribe Sector 9. The live band’s furious pace and jazzy, atmospheric licks sparked young Luke’s love affair with liquid funk which continues to this day. Submerged in this liquid base, a Lightside set often dives deep to explore the soulful, melodic and emotional side of drum & bass.