Lunar Plane was founded by identical twin brothers, Emre & Mert Altinok. They discovered their passion for producing music while developing an electronic music streaming platform in 2014. Born in Istanbul, the brothers were on the national swimming team and attended Yale University where they studied biomedical engineering and economics.
After signing a downtempo EP with Solomun’s label 2DIY4, Lunar Plane became the focus of the Altinok brothers. Fueled by their strong academic background and passion for music, the twins experimented with melodic techno, progressive house and electronica. As they discovered their unique style, the brothers produced a signature sound of emotional ethnic melodies accompanied by strong driving basslines, organic groovy drums, and deep ritualistic vocals.
As a result, more than 30 of their tracks charted globally. Eight of these tracks were listed in Beatport’s Top 10 charts, and their track Olappa has made it to #1 on Beatport’s Afro House genre. In less than 5 years, Lunar Plane has become one of the most prominent artists in the electronic music scene. With releases on major labels such as Oliver Koletzki’s Stil vor Talent, Solee’s Parquet, Soul Button’s Steyoyoke and Just Emma’s Underyourskin Records, the twins conquered many dance-floors across the globe, including Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Seattle, Beirut, Bali, Doha, Moscow, Kiev, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.
With multiple major releases and shows scheduled for 2020, expect to see the duo’s name on the line-up of your favorite festivals and clubs.