After failing a music production course in Leeds, a despondent Lukid returned to his beloved North London with some big decisions to make. Would he defy his tutor’s doubts and pursue a career in the cutthroat music industry? Would he surrender to the inevitable and begin the dreaded job-hunt? Or would he follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and live his life in the Socialist underworld, eating his lunch from a tin box and referring to his friends as comrades? Lukid decided that these decisions could wait, and instead immersed himself in a world of daytime TV, late night beat making, and 24-hour existential dread. Inspired by various obsessions with artists such as Can, Madlib, Theo Parrish and Autechre, Lukid spent many a lonely night hunched over his midi keyboard, layering up wonky beats and squeezing out woozy chords.
Three months later Lukid emerged from his bedroom rubbing his eyes and clutching some CDR’s. Somehow one of these demos found its way south of the river, and landed on the doormat of the Werk Corporation. The noise pleased Werk, and they plucked Lukid out of obscurity in late 2005.
With his first release pending, Lukid is currently holding down a full time job. He spends his spare time making underground hits, kicking footballs, thinking about getting a hair cut, and writing short biographies of himself in the third person.