I'm a Brighton (UK) based musician, producer, song writer, radio producer and host.
My love for music goes beyond my memory, I have always treated music as a necessary background to life. Just like in the movies. This allowed me to expand my love over multiple genres and kinds of music. They say, you can’t say you love all of music. But I really think I do.
Love for electronica, this has always been on the back of my mind. I have recorded, produced and released my first album ‘Not Yet’ in 2018, followed by numerous singles and a second album called ‘Rainland’. I was lucky enough to see the rewards of my hard work in the way of recognitions from BBC Introducing and numerous radio stations and magazines.
Working as a producer and a host of a Supernova radio show meant that I was able to give electronic independent artists a platform to present their ‘bedroom masterpieces’. A dream job.
After reaching over 300k streams over numerous streaming services and more than a few sales, I could not be more grateful for all the love.
I am currently hosting and producing Supernova Radio Show on the international radio station GlitterBeam UK, which airs every Sunday at 8pm GMT. You can find the show at lucasgil.net/supernova
• What got me into music?
Ever since I remember I have been surrounded by music. My father always had a radio on and had a extensive collection of albums as well. From early years I have learned about legends of rock, different genres of music and all the pioneers of different styles. I think this pushed me to see if I could make music myself. When I lived in London I got into singing, taking lessons and writing songs. From then I wrote lyrics for different bands and singers and it wasn’t until I lived in Brighton that I had my go at making music.
In my day job I worked with a Spanish music producer and it was him who inspired me to write and record my first album. I have worked with him on many projects, some of them were featured in his discography, until I released my album Not Yet in 2018. It was later picked up by a different publisher, remastered and re-released. I wrote 3-track EP “1984” to promote it. Song itself was already released but I did record intro and outro songs to give it a new lease of life. Fun fact, Jean-Michel Jarre used the same sample (one I used for 1984 beforehand) as me for one of his live shows
• Were there any particular bands or artists I took inspiration from?
I have a favourite artist in every genre, from rock to hip hop, house to dubstep, chill out to ambient, pop to country. Inspiration for the album Not Yet was mainly Bonobo and Boards of Canada and I do love artists who mix classical piano and modern sounds. This was probably the main inspiration. Rainland was definitely inspired by Tron movie, old school science fiction movies of 50s-60s-70s and good old 80s electronica. ‘Robots’ by Landhouse was a massive inspiration here as well. Come In Again was definitely a different track to compose, inspired by clubbing days and written during the pandemic 2020. For Infected I have gone back to sci-fi era of 1960s mixed with trip-hop beats. Exosphere EP is an ode to space themed electronica and the wisdom of Alan Watts.
• How would I describe my musical style?
Electronica. That would probably the best describe my style. But I do dip into chill out, trip hop and some piano as well.
• If I could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
Bonobo, Landhouse, Nicolas Jaar, Strawhatz, Daft Punk, oh the list could go on and on, haha…