Lunice

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Lunice
Lunice performing in 2014
Lunice performing in 2014
Background information
Birth nameLunice Fermin Pierre II
Born (1988-05-15) May 15, 1988 (age 32)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitelunice.luckyme.net

Lunice Fermin Pierre II[1][2] (born May 15, 1988),[3] better known by his stage name Lunice, is a Canadian record producer and DJ from Montreal.[4] He is one half of the duo TNGHT along with Hudson Mohawke.[5]

Biography[edit]

Lunice is the son of a Filipino mother and a Haitian father.[6]

Lunice started as a b-boy, dancing competitively for the 701 Squad.[7][8] In the early 2000s, he was inspired to make his own music after hearing how producer 9th Wonder constructed beats on the computer program Fruity Loops.[9]

In 2007, Lunice played his first gig at Hovatron's monthly Bass Culture in Montréal, where he met Sixtoo, and was invited to perform at the Megasoid parties. He has been a part of the Turbo Crunk crew ever since.[7]

In 2008, Lunice released a video for Lazersword's "Gucci Sweatshirt".[10] In 2010, he participated in the London installment of the Red Bull Music Academy.[11] Also in the same year, Lunice performed at the Sonar Music Festival.[12]

Lunice signed to LuckyMe for the release of two EPs, Stacker Upper (2010) and One Hunned (2011), and soon connected with producer Diplo and his Mad Decent label for a remix of Deerhunter's "Helicopter",[13] which led to further collaborations on remixes, mixes for the likes of BBC Radio 1,[14] and performances with the Mad Decent Block Party.[15] In 2011, Lunice collaborated with Azealia Banks and was featured in her video for the song "212".[16]

Since then, he has done work with such labels as XL Recordings, Warner Bros. Records, Palms Out Sounds, Young Turks, Big Dada, and Top Billin'. Throughout 2010 and 2011, Lunice toured internationally.[17]

Lunice and Hudson Mohawke formed the group TNGHT,[18] for the 2012 release of an EP on Warp and LuckyMe,[19] following a successful headlining Warp's SXSW showcase earlier in the year.[20] The duo met in 2008, when Lunice booked Hudson Mohawke to perform at one of his Turbo Crunk parties.[21]

In 2017, Lunice released his debut solo studio album, CCCLX.[22] In that year, he also released a collaborative EP with The Alchemist, titled Moving Parts.[23]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Stacker Upper (2010)
  • One Hunned (2011)
  • 180 (2015)
  • Moving Parts (2017) (with The Alchemist)

Singles[edit]

  • "Out of Touch" (2009)
  • "Bus Stop Jazz" (2011) (with The Jealous Guys)
  • "Can't Wait To" (2014)
  • "Partout" (2018)

Productions[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • Matt B – "Cars Go Boom (Lunice Remix)" (2009)
  • Xrabit & DMG$ – "Damaged Goods (Lunice Remix)" (2009)
  • Thunderheist – "L.B.G. (Lunice Remix)" (2009)
  • The XX – "Basic Space (Lunice Remix)" (2009)
  • Hovatron – "Gold Star Radiation (Lunice Remix)" (2009)
  • Diamond K – "Handz in the Air (Lunice Remix)" (2009)
  • Mexicans with Guns – "Sell Your Soul (Lunice Remix)" (2010)
  • Ryan Leslie – "Addiction (Lunice Remix)" (2010)
  • Deerhunter – "Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix)" (2010)
  • Invent & OSTR – "Hey You (Lunice Remix)" (2010)
  • Radio Radio – "EJ Savais Pas Mieux (Lunice Remix)" (2010)
  • Elephant Man – "Shake It (Lunice Remix)" (2010)
  • The Touch – "All I Find (Lunice Remix)" (2011)
  • XV – "Swervin' (Lunice Remix)" (2011)
  • Theophilus London – "W.E.T. (Lunice Remix)" (2011)
  • Foster the People – "Pumped Up Kicks (Lunice Remix)" (2011)
  • Flosstradamus – "From the Back (Lunice Remix)" (2012)
  • G Jones & Bleep Bloop – "Mind (Lunice Remix)" (2015)
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – "Planet Rock (Lunice Remix)" (2016)
  • Joji – "Demons (Lunice Remix)" (2018)
  • Django Django – "Surface to Air (Lunice Remix)" (2018)
  • Donna Missal – "Jupiter (Lunice Remix)" (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FACT mix 189: Lunice (page 2 of 2)". Fact. October 1, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Ledsham, Ed (June 3, 2014). "Steady Flexin': An Interview With Lunice". The Quietus. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lunice - About". Facebook. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Murphy, Sarah (November 24, 2015). "Lunice Drops '180' EP". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Schube, Will (November 12, 2019). "Why Did TNGHT Return After a Seven-Year Break? 'No One Really Wanted Us To Go Away In the First Place'". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  6. ^ Harding, Michael-Oliver (October 3, 2016). "The Haitian Roots of Montréal's Biggest Beatmakers". Red Bull Music Academy. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Teh, Terrence (April 2010). "Lunice Exclusive Mix". Dazed Digital.
  8. ^ Fly, Monk; Powell, Anna (October 19, 2011). "Future Beats B-Boy On Blast". Pulse. Archived from the original on August 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Drake, David (December 2011). "Gen F". The Fader.
  10. ^ "Lunice x LAZERSWORD". NME. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  11. ^ "London 2010". Red Bull Music Academy. 2010.
  12. ^ "Lunice Interview". Electronic Beats. October 14, 2011.
  13. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 29, 2010). ""Helicoptor"". Pitchfork.
  14. ^ "Radio 1 Mix". BBC Radio 1.
  15. ^ "Mad Decent Block Party Takes Over Brooklyn". Rolling Stone. August 2012.
  16. ^ Lyons, Patrick (October 2011). "212". The Fader.
  17. ^ "Interview: Lunice". Lookout Presents. November 29, 2012.
  18. ^ "Artists". Scion AV.
  19. ^ Caramanica, Jon (July 29, 2012). "New Releases". The New York Times.
  20. ^ "TNGHT". Synth Glasgow. July 2012. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014.
  21. ^ Dombal, Ryan (June 15, 2012). "Rising: TNGHT". Pitchfork.
  22. ^ Murray, Robin (June 27, 2017). "Lunice Announces Debut Album 'CCCLX'". Clash. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  23. ^ Khal (November 15, 2017). "Premiere: Lunice and The Alchemist Join Forces for New Song "Vibration"". Complex. Retrieved January 14, 2020.

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