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June 26, 2009 by  

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Release Date: August 3rd 2009
Label: Eastside Records
Available from iTunes and all major download sites


Luc Skyz returns from the United States to release the hip-hop single “Catch My Drift”; complete with a simple, heavy synth introduction, the track drops to reveal the continued use of 90s synths sounds combined with a sweeping bassline that adds an electronic / tech element. The production comes courtesy of Raptor, one of the newest signings to Sway’s label ‘Dcypha Productions.’ Whilst in Atlanta, USA, Luc has been working with producer Bolo, most known for working with successful R&B artist T-Pain, on his upcoming album, due for release later in the year.

Hailing from North West London, rapper Luc Skyz is a versatile artist with passion, flair and undeniable talent. His skills receive increasing recognition and his fan base continues to grow daily but it has taken various trials, tribulations, and persistence to get to where he’s at now.

After taking inspiration from the likes of hip hop artists such as Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde, Notorious B.I.G and Nas to name but a few, a twelve year old Luc Skyz first picked up a pen and a pad and attempted to write his own rap lyrics. Like any skill, it was something he had to develop, but looking back it was clear he had a special talent from the beginning, waiting to be unearthed and nurtured.

At 13 years old, Luc was involved in a tragic accident and almost lost his life after being hit by a truck. Air lifted to the hospital by helicopter, Luc would then endure the next months recovering and even having to learn to walk again. He recalls going back to school as being one of the hardest ordeals, but his struggles made him a stronger person, and once fully recovered, Luc picked up the pen once more and persevered with his writing.

After becoming increasingly impatient with only performing at open mic nights, Luc began recording his music. In 2002 Luc featured on “Do You Think You’re Special” by Nio. The pair embarked on a promotional tour up and down the country, and were given the chance to perform at T4’s first edition of Pop Beach, a huge out door performance in Great Yarmouth with a crowd of approximately 30 000, televised on Channel 4. They even performed live on Maltese television!

Frustrated with the music industry, Luc later went on to set up his own label, Standard Procedure Records, alongside two business partners. It was at this time that Luc and brother Doc Brown won a nationwide competition, judged by Mega Man of So Solid and Tim Kash of MTV, to perform at The Princes Trust Urban Music Festival alongside legendary artists Jay Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Cassidy etc. The encouragement and support that followed from their performance led to the single “F With Skyz” which achieved regular airplay on BBC 1Xtra / Choice FM / Kiss. In 2006 Luc featured on the underground banger “Injury Time” with Choong Family along side Craze 24, Mike GLC and many others. The video for “Injury Time”, like “F With Skyz,” received heavy rotation on Channel U.

Luc went on to release two further singles, “Raise Up” and “What’s The Meaning”, after going his separate way from Standard Procedure Records. Both tracks were added to BCB 1Xtra’s A List, and the accompanying videos were shown on MTV Base. Luc’s most recent release was the mix tape “No Hype No Bullshit”.


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