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Reference Live Set In Cologne, Germany for your listening pleasure

Take a listen to Luke Hess & Brian Kage aka Reference live from the 5 year 200 party in Cologne, Germany

‘Ghetto Nebula’ Music Video for your viewing pleasure

Check out the music video for, ‘Ghetto Nebula’

Get it on vinyl and digital here:



200 Techno Series: Featuring a new Reference DJ Mix for your listening pleasure

The forth episode of 200′s techno series was mixed by Detroit’s Reference (Brian Kage & Luke Hess).

New Reference EP “Ghetto Nebula” out now!


Reference aka Luke Hess & Brian Kage set to release ‘Ghetto Nebula’ on German label, 200 Black

Take a listen to ‘Ghetto Nebula‘ EP.  Set to be released on limited blue colored vinyl on the 200 Black record label this October.

Reference Remixes Marko Furstenberg for Rotary Cocktail

Luke Hess & Brian Kage, aka Reference, have been hard at work in the studio as of late.

The dynamic duo have recently remixed Marko Furstenberg’s classic track, ‘Steinbruch.

You can get the vinyl here –  Gesamtlaufzeit (remixes)

Reference remixes TJ Kong & Modular K for Pokerflat

TJ Kong & Modular K present ‘End-game‘, the first single to be lifted off the CD on Poker Flat. Shuffling and sparkling with urgent, peak-time electronic disco vibes, ‘End-game‘ is one of the calling cards from their album, which as it happens is jammed packed with stand-out cuts. Freaking and peaking over almost 10 minutes, the pair are not afraid of fully exploring and expanding a jam until they have worked it as much as possible! The pumping Reference remix leads us into even bigger room zones as an old school techno vibe lifts us up and carries us into the late night. Strong, rushing and full of tension, this mix is a guaranteed festival goosebumb moment!


‘Another Place’ now available digitally on Juno, Beatport, and more..

You can now get the new Reference track on Planet E, ‘Another Place’ digitally on Juno, as well as Beatport

The ‘zonestrumental’ version is also available.

Reference’s ‘Another Place’ on Detroit Nu Wav. Vinyl Compilation from Planet-E

Planet-E has released the ‘Detroit Nu Wav’ Compilation featuring talented new artists from Detroit such Ezana Harris, Oliverwho Factory, Monty Luke, and Reference.  You can purchase the EP now on Juno, Decks, and many more!

Check the sample below of Another Place ->

Reference’s Beretta Grey Releases Now Available Digitally on Junodownload.com

Buy Beretta Grey releases at Juno Download

You can now buy most of Reference’s music on Junodownload.com

Reference’s Remix of Christina Chatfield’s ‘Hands’ Available Now!

You can now purchase the new Beretta Grey EP titled, ‘Finite’ by the talented newcomer, Christina Chatfield.  On the vinyl record, you will also be treated with a deep techno remix of ‘Hands’ by Luke & Brian as Reference!


Where to buy Reference’s ‘Aeonian EP’…

Aeonian EPVinyl

Planet-e.netBoomkatHardwaxRubadubInterstellar Sounds


Planet-e.netBeatportZero – InchJuno Download

Watch the Promo video for Reference: Aeonian EP by Planet-E

Check out Reference’s ‘Best Day In Detroit’ Planet-E Promo Video!

Detroit’s rising star techno super-duo: Reference, comprised of Luke Hess and Brian Kage, have put their best production feet forward this summer with the highly volatile release titled Aeonian EP on Carl Craig’s internationally acclaimed record label Planet E.

The Aeonian EP, which translates into “timeless,” holds true to Reference’s credo of Soul over Hype. Their goal as artists is to engineer precision dance music that will be immediately as relevant the day it comes off the press as it will be ten years in the future. (more…)