MPR | It has been a whirlwind since Canadian singer-songwriter Lucas DiPasquale first stepped onto the scene with his acoustic mash-up of Popcaan hits on YouTube last year. The clip exploded and Lucas took the dancehall and reggae worlds by storm and helped kick-start his dreams. He has since been in Jamaica, performing with Popcaan in front of thousands of people and recording at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios. Most recently, Lucas has performed and appeared on top editorial and radio programs across the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
Today, this all culminates with the release of his debut EP, Post-Secondary. Produced by acclaimed Stephen McGregor (Sean Paul, Bounty Killer) and renowned Mojam (Sam Smith, Emeli Sande) and recorded in Toronto, London (UK) and at the infamous Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica. Post-Secondary EP has four original tracks plus a special acoustic remix at Tuff Gong and features such of the biggest names in dancehall namely Popcaan, Konshens, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Stylo G and Kardinal Offishall.
“I am so unbelievably excited to be putting my own EP of original music out into the world. I owe so much to a bunch of different hard working people from all over the world who have made this project possible. I’m still in awe over the idea that I’ve made good music with some of the industries best creators – many who I now call friends! I want to give a great big thank you to anyone who has been showing me love since last April! Your support has allowed me to do what I am most passionate about. I really hope you enjoy Post-Secondary!” – Lucas
“It’s not shocking, given Toronto’s Caribbean – specifically Jamaican – population, that a native of “the 6” can nail the patois, but it is a nice surprise that his first original single is darned good.” –The Guardian August 2015
“The talented Ontario artist has more to offer listeners than just a convincing Jamaican accent” –Noisey July 2015