Lu City: Lucians On Their Way To Stardom

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:

  1. Did you know that it’s only been one year since the formation of the group? Although the pair have been performing and pursuing music for the past 5 to 6 years, we were surprised to learn that it’s only been a little over one year, since they officially became known as ‘Lu City’.
  2. Another fun fact, did you know that their name ‘Lu City’ was given to them by Machel Montano himself while at the Digicel Machel Montano Music Academy in Jamaica.
  3. Onto the music, though they have many successful releases thus far, like ‘Let It Go’, ‘Just, Just’ and ‘Starting Over’ to date, Lu City’s most successful release has been their hit single ‘Sa Ka Fete’ which pretty much became like the national anthem in their country and did super well, according to group member Jean Atem.

 

 

  1. If you’re excited to see the duo perform, well you may just be in for a treat as they hinted that they have plans to do so very soon and also revealed that new music is definitely on the horizon as they will be dropping a new single that will surely shock their fans, just in time for the summer titled ‘Wet’.
  1. Wondering about which of your favorite artistes the duo will love to collaborate with? Well according to Jean & Ryie if given the chance they would love to work with stars like Drake, Popcaan, WizKid, or Post Malone.

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

1. Sa Ka Fete Lu City ft Shontelle 0:48
2. Starting Over ft. Reekado Lu City 0:45
3. Cloud 9 Lu City 0:47
4. Just Just Lu City 0:45
5. Let It Go Lu City ft Machel Montano 3:13

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/ 

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Sources include: https://www.lucityofficial.com, Phone interview with Artistes

Hashtags: #LuCity #StLucia #Newartiste #Newmusic #MachelMusicAcademy #Winners

 

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