Inquiring Minds

Likable Lunice Has the Inside Track to "Higher Ground"

It's not just a Canadian thing to say that Montreal-based Lunice, with Hudson Mohawke one-half of EDM monsters TNGHT, is overtly polite in describing himself. It's an everyday thing. There's not a speck of bad press to be found about the producer listed as 25 or 26 years of age, depending on the source. In fact, there may not have ever been a bad mark on his report card for all we know.

While perusing interviews with Lunice for this article, I stumbled across a NPR appearance from this past SXSW, where he humbled himself in the presence of A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad. He admitted to never rapping, insisting he was terrible, before saying the B-boy aspect of hip-hop lured him into making music. So. Damn. Likable.

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Brandon Caldwell has been writing about music and news for the Houston Press since 2011. His work has also appeared in Complex, Noisey, the Village Voice & more.
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