I'm Brighton (UK) based musician, artist and producer.
My first album, Not Yet was released in early 2018 and its remastered edition with a bonus song and 3-track promo EP 1984 was then released in fall of 2019.
My second album, Rainland has been released in March 2020. Album has a feeling of an old school synth-wave electronica with some uplifting beats and black and white movie quotes. Promoting single ESCAPE has been the most streamed of all of my material, surpassing 120k streams on Spotify alone at the time of writing. Song is an uplifting track with 80’s synth-wave vibes, there is also an official video to the single.
Come in Again is a one-off summer club single. It's an ode to clubbing music, house, trance and good beats. Released in the time of lockdown 2020 and Covid-19 it's a reminiscence about those summer days and nights in clubs, socialising and having a good time.
The newest track called Infected is out now. The song has a simple beat riddled with movie quotes from old school science fiction era of 1960s, that somehow ideally reflects today's situation. I have decided to sample 1964's black-and-white post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror film The Last Man On Earth for the track, which surprisingly fit the current situation very well.
I have started working on some new material and a new album should see daylight sometime in the second half of 2021.
I am currently hosting and producing Supernova Radio Show on the international internet radio station GlitterBeam UK, which airs every Sunday at 9pm 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.
• 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…