Born and raised in Auckland, Luke-W (Luke-dub) draws from a wide range of Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Chris Cornell to contemporary artists like Drake, Mac Miller, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd.
With a background in guitar and a raw talent for lyricism and story telling uncovered through freestyle rap and singing.
Discovered by indie-urban label Move The Crowd (MTC), who saw the potential in his demos, Luke-W released the 'Progress' EP in 2019 and in 2020 his follow-up project 'Timing is Everything'. These releases established him as a prominent up and coming artist in the Aotearoa music scene.
With 'Breathe' featuring NZ Hip-Hop icon Sid Diamond, 'True Cause' being selected for national radio placement and 'The Ride' being filmed as a live performance on radio and TV station 'The Edge', Luke-W has started to make his mark in the industry.
'The Ride - Remixes' was playlist on one of Spotify's biggest editorials and has amassed over 250k streams!
Luke-W has built a loyal following with constant growth in his local shows at international venues such as Neck of the Woods, Whammy and Galatos. His music is an evocative blend of Hip-Hop and electronic sounds with down-to-Earth realism and with that captures his message and artistic vision.
His next EP 'Close As Ever' is set to be released towards the end of 2021.