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 at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica, as well as London and Toronto. 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 Week Charts in the UK."An unrepentant banger that absolutely, categorically will blow the figurative roof off any sun soaked summer party," (Complex) the track made waves at BBC Radio 1Xtra, with a stamp of approval from leading dancehall DJ Seani B. Lucas followed up "Do It Like" with his new single "No Talking" which features the unruly boss himself, Popcaan. "No Talking" was premiered on 1Xtra by MistaJam which then led to it being playlist, and the single peaked inside the top 40 at Pop Radio in Canada with support from major stations - Virgin Vancouver, Hot 107 Edmonton, Z103 Toronto, Hot 89.9 Ottawa. The video for "No Talking" premiered worldwide on The Fader.
Lucas is taking this year by storm. He was named one of Spotify's Spotlight Artists for 2016 as well as a Tidal Discovery Artist. Lucas was recently featured in CBC Music's list of "Top 25 Canadian musicians under 25" in good company with big names like Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Tory Lanez. Lucas' online audience continues to grow, with over one million streams on Spotify along with 1.5 million views on his Youtube channel, the video for "Do It Like" surpassing 400,000 views and "No Talking" building with 200,000 views. Lucas performed at SXSW in Austin this year as part of the M for Montreal showcase. Lucas has just unveiled his newest track, "Pager," the first single from his debut full-length album, set to release later this year