Lucas’ first encounters with music started at an early age. As the son of a DJ and musician he was automatically nourished with a broad selection of sounds. Although his true passion for music evolved when he started b-boying (breakdancing) at the age of twelve. Unifying his mind, body and soul with tribal drumbreaks, powerful horn sections and soulful vocals made him experience the true essence of jazz, soul and funk. Besides being a dancer he also had a great interest in music and its history. And so he spent hours and hours in recordstores, educating himself by analysing numerous lp’s and cd’s.
In 2011 Lucas started an online mixtape-series called ‘Music is what Feelings sound like’, where he played all kinds of songs that he had stories and experiences with. He aimed to touch people in a different way than he could do when he would play somewhere. He wanted to help people grow emotionally and spiritually which made him receive many stories of people who were touched by his mixtapes. For the ones that became curious: they are still online.
In 2014 he was asked by the renowned Wicked Jazz Sounds-movement in Amsterdam to join them.
You can frequently see/hear him play at their weekly club-night at the Sugarfactory in Amsterdam or on Red Light Radio.
In 2015 he became a curator for 22tracks.com where he filled up the “Funk/Soul/Jazz” playlist until they sadly had to quit their platform in 2017 due to various reasons. Their playlist called ‘TIP22’ is still active on Spotify though and updated weekly with the latest releases.
In 2016 Lucas started the MORE BOUNCE – Collective with Lee Funksta, Rob Manga and Dean High.
They decided to focus on Funk, old and new, because there is a whole new movement going on in that area and it wasn’t represented in the Amsterdam nightlife yet.
2017 became challenging for several reasons because Lucas decided to start a record label called ‘Wicked Wax’ together with DJ Leroy Rey and Ty Campbell.
Through the years he gained a lot of knowledge and experience. Not only about music but also how to connect with the audience and how to take them on an uplifting journey.