Inspired by obsessions with artists such as The Beatles, Phil Spector, Can, Theo Parrish and Autechre, Lukid produced his 2007 debut album “Onandon” to wild critical acclaim pioneering the early developments of what is now commonly known as “Wonky” a complex and intricately plotted instrumental document that unfolded with slow-burning textured detail, that often recalled the gravely disposition of early DJ Shadow. Yet it’s his grace, sample dexterity and excessive panache that pitch this kid oceans away from the weary blunted brigade.
In a world where artists’ influences can appear paradoxical or sometimes completely unrelated, Lukid hammers his sounds into a single sheet of incredibly intriguing electronic music.
You won’t already need to be in love with the languorous beat constructions of Madlib, Dabrye, Flying Lotus, Samiyam and the like to find yourself gently but emphatically floored by the talents of a producer who has built a sound that takes in the low clunk of Cologne minimalism and the low slung soul of Detroit’s latter-day mix of cross-pollinated house and hip-hop.
In 2008 Lukid flicks the next chapter once again to ‘Foma’, a second story introducing a darker insight into his crumbling environs, a haunting tale of Deep South conversations with a Studio One foundation out November 24th 2008.