A.k.a Luke Mourinet, Fortun8 Fellaz, Shades of Mercy, Ruff & Jam.
Starting out as a weekend club DJ in Paris, Luke soon relocated to London to serve as a French market talent scout, songwriter and recording engineer for PWL / Pete Waterman Entertainment. Following his London stint, he briefly returned to France and produced remixes for numerous French artists.
Shortly thereafter Luke paired up with Jean Marie Moens in Belgium and the remix duo of Ruff & Jam (with Mourinet as Jam) was born. The collaboration paid quick dividends when the pair produced the infectious US mix of Kylie Minogue’s “Love at First Sight,” a Billboard #1 hit which also earned a prestigious Grammy nod.
Ruff & Jam’s success with Kylie opened the door to a series of collaborations with A‐list artists such as Craig Armstrong, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse, Frou Frou, The Killers, Marianne Faithful, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Sugababes and Axelle Red to name but a few.
Luke then branched out with a Chicago house‐influenced project under the name Fortun8 Fellaz, with releases quickly scooped up by Fatboy Slim’s Southern Fried Records. He also started his own label, Mornay Music, and earned a gold record for co-production on Belgium’s Idols “More to Me,” which remained at #1 for five weeks.
In recent years, Luke has made some changes. His latest projects boast the moniker “Luke Mornay,” his surname altered in homage to his mother’s stage name. He also began work on a long-awaited solo album, finally released in 2021. A true labour of love, Twenty Five Ten features collaborations with artists such as Kevin Godley of 10CC and James Atkin of EMF.
Luke continues to broaden his portfolio. He recently worked as musical director and executive producer of a show dedicated to the Amerindian cause in partnership with Nostalgie Belgium, as well as co-writing a solo album for the singer Geike from the notorious Belgian band Hooverphonic, and a track for French singer Lââm.
In 2017, in collaboration with his manager Tom Parker, Luke gradually returned to the studio producing irresistible new remixes of select pop classics for such legendary artists as Kim Wilde, Debbie Gibson, Ace of Base, Shakespears Sister and Rose Laurens. Luke’s decades of studio experience and knowledge of changing technology have also brought in mix work for the likes of Fine Young Cannibals and Bananarama, with his new mixdown of “Cruel Summer” featured in Jordan Peele’s acclaimed HBO series Lovecraft Country.
In 2022, Luke signed a distribution deal with Presonus and the Fender group, for his sound library label Kulture Sounds. Its first Toolbox product, dedicated to Studio One production software, was an immediate success.
Many more projects will see the light of day in 2023. It’s always time for a new chapter.
Owner & founder of Kulture Sounds, a soundware company producing professionally crafted premium sample packs & audio/video content tailored for the software industry & Musicians from all levels.
The most advanced soundset ever created for Studio One®.
COO, CO-COMPOSER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION DESIGNER / VISUALS DESIGNER For Mornay Mediaworks
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COMPOSER & MUSIC PRODUCER
ORIGINAL CONCEPT & IDEA : RAPHAEL SIMANI & LUKE MOURINET
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Music production junkie with Grammy awards nominated job. Credits incl. Kylie, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse, The Killers, Mary J Blige, Sia, Craig Armstrong to name but a few …