Let me start this by saying, it seems like these two actually may agree with eachother. Who knows. Nothing is ever clear or rightfully concluded through social media conversations. Laidback Luke is one the most influential, respected and down right impressive live performers in the industry. Mainly due to the fact that there is nothing artificial about his sets, they get put together on the spot. So when Luke took to Twitter to share some knowledge and Ekali tried to “drop some knowledge” I couldn't help but laugh. Especially due to the fact that for the style music Ekali plays (maybe not him but the bass genre), every-single set sounds essentially, the same. Dropping the same hit hip-hop tracks with some mix Valentino Khan's “Beat Down Low”. Dont get me wrong, I get after it, but, its extremely redundent. Luke, you could see him 100 times, and each time would be authentic and entirely different.
Also, dont get me wrong, I could agree with the idea that ones creativity could incorporate well to a live set. However, thats like comparing a great producing DJ to A-Trak. Are these Producers phenomenally talented musicians?? Obviously. But, would I rather see a DJ on stage ripping the decks to sounds the he did not necessarily create? Absolutely. It's far more authentic in my mind. A-Trak and Lule aren't the most renowned producers, but they take productions and presets and turns them into an art, right there in front your eyes. Rather than doing everything before the set on their laptop's and jumping up and down on the decks while their sounds loop in and out magically on their own. The art is finding a common ground here and its hard to look at the industry and say, wow, that guy is actually up their DJing whil incorporating his/her own sounds and melodies into their live sets.