Written by: Nekisha Cyrus
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If you’re not familiar with the Caribbean Pop duo from Saint Lucia, it’s time you get acquainted with the next big Caribbean Superstars in the making ‘Lu City’.
Originally known as St. Lucian artistes Jean Atem (real name Jean Atem Farah, 22) and Ryie (real name Tylor Ryie Auguste, 23), their style of music can be considered as the perfect blend of Dancehall, R&B and pop with a unique Caribbean sound and sexy appeal; they seem destined for stardom.
Ethnically different and coming from diverse cultural extremes in Saint Lucia, they found commonality in music. Jean Atem began writing poetry in primary school; winning several competitions with his work. Ryie started singing at the tender age of 6 which lead to his grandmother nicknaming him ‘Rayvon ‘; in school, he was known as the boy with the angel voice. The two meet in 2012 and started collaborating as mere 15/16 teenagers. They have produced several hits so far and continue to refine their sound with their focus on the international market.
Lu City became the first Saint. Lucian artiste to have a hit song with the King of Soca, Machel Montano after winning the ‘Artiste award’ at the Digicel Machel Montano Music Academy in 2017. There they had the privilege to compete alongside (9) selected finalists, writing, producing, and recording new tracks under the mentorship of Soca icon- Machel Montano, Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter- Shontelle Layne, and Roc Nation Producer- Deputy. They also went on to perform at the Machel Monday concert series in Trinidad and Tobago in 2018.
Machel Montano and Lu City performing at Machel Monday
We at CEH caught up with the hardworking artistes, via the telephone, while they were at the studio for a brief chat on their success thus far and these are some fun ‘Lu City’ facts that they had to share with us:
Jean Atem Farah & Tylor Ryie Auguste
In such a short span of time to witness the progress of this impressively talented duo, opening for the likes of International artistes such as Popcaan and French Montana. It is a no-brainer as to why their fan base and support for their music have grown so rapidly. As they continue to work hard creating those hits and showcasing their musical diversity, we at Caribbean Entertainment Hub will like to congratulate these young stars for their accomplishments thus far and look forward to witnessing all that they have in store for us.
The music of Lu City
Lu City will like to express gratitude to their management, producer and fans, who have now become more like family for all the continuous support. For more information and updates visit- https://www.facebook.com/lucityofficial/
Sources include: https://www.lucityofficial.com, Phone interview with Artistes
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