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Toronto’s Lucas DiPasquale began playing guitar at 8 years old. Within a few years he started singing and recording covers of his favourite artists, then posting them to YouTube and Facebook for friends. In 2014, while studying at Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts Program, Lucas posted a mash-up of Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan that changed everything. The mash-up soon captured the attention of Popcaan who shared the acoustic cover on his twitter page, garnering loads of viral attention throughout the social sphere and beyond. Lucas teamed up with Universal Music Canada to release his debut EP “Post-Secondary” in October 2015. Produced by Stephen McGregor (Sean Paul, Bounty Killer) and Mojam (Sam Smith, Emeli Sande) – the album was recorded in Toronto, London, and Jamaica (at the infamous Tuff Gong Studios). The EP features four original tracks plus a special acoustic remix at Tuff Gong.
Leading up to the release of “Post–Secondary” he unveiled his first single “Do It Like” featuring Stylo G, Kardinal Offishall and Konshens. “Do It Like” reached #1 on the Urban Music Charts in UK and made waves at BBC Radio 1Xtra with a stamp of approval from leading dancehall DJ Seani B and love from Capital Xtra’s Ras Kwame. Lucas followed up “Do It Like” with his new single “No Talking” which features the unruly boss himself, Popcaan. “No Talking” was played by BBC 1Xtra’s MistaJam and then grew quickly up the playlist from C to A with the video premiering worldwide on The Fader. Lucas finished 2015 by recording a session for BBC 1xtra at the legendary Maida Vale studios, which has seen the likes of Ed Sheeran, James Bay and Jake Bugg.
Lucas is taking this year by storm! He is currently shooting the video for the final track off the EP called “Speech”. He was selected as one of Spotify’s Spotlight Artists for 2016, which was announced on Buzzfeed. His international awareness continues to grow, especially with the UK artists: with support and working with Frisco (Boy Better Know) and J Hus.