PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS live
Perhaps the most well-‐known production alias of Luke Slater, Planetary Assault Systems is one musical act that lives up to its name: throwing down a gauntlet of massive electrified sound like something you’d expect from an invasion force (or perhaps liberation force?) of alien spacecraft, P.A.S. has spent almost a quarter century as a standard-‐bearer for the most uncompromising factions of the techno movement. Interpreting “funk” as something chromed and robotic, while also making undeniably sweaty and sensuous music that could be labeled as “industrial,” P.A.S. has showed a disregard for accepted musical templates and has become deeply inspirational for other adventurous spirits.