UK hip hop out­lier Lukey Storey con­tin­ues to push the envel­ope with his latest offer­ing — the won­der­fully eclect­ic and elec­tric EP I’m Shocked As You Are’. Per­haps best known for his pre­vi­ous life as a suc­cess­ful tour­ing DJ and pro­du­cer, Lukey has long ditched the decks for the mic and been focus­ing on his solo career for sev­er­al years now. His new 5 track EP rep­res­ents an artist in full flow cre­at­ively and hungry to prove a point musically.

 As someone who has pre­vi­ously opened up about his addic­tions and men­tal health issues in his music, tracks from the EP con­tin­ue to show­case his strik­ingly enga­ging word­play. Tak­ing shots at haters, fake friends and celebrit­ies, his witty bars are paired with a mix of some clas­sic boom bap beats and more con­tem­por­ary UK hip hop sounds to pro­duce some­thing genu­inely dif­fer­ent to the scene. Touch­ing heav­ily on themes of love and loss, the EP provides a snap­shot into Lukey’s life. With uncon­scious approach to writ­ing, at times even Lukey is unsure where he pulls these songs from — hence the title, as he explains:

 “’I’m As Shocked As You Are’ means I have no idea where these lyr­ics are com­ing from either! I also had a lot backed up that I wanted to get off my chest when writ­ing it.”

The EP fol­lows pre­vi­ous singles ‘Bizzee’‘Sex & Nicot­ine’ and ‘What It’s Like’ which garnered sup­port from the likes of SBTVThe Line Of Best FitWord­play Magazine and much more. Life as a DJ saw Lukey become BBC Radio 1Xtra’s young­est ever DJ which led to col­labs with artists such as SkreinFor­eign Beg­gersJehest and Gra­zi­ella. He also built up a strong repu­ta­tion live, play­ing hun­dreds of ven­ues like The O2 and Jazz Café dur­ing his peri­od as Pro­fess­or Green’s DJ for over 12 years.

 Com­ing from a lin­eage of cre­at­ives, his inher­ent love and appre­ci­ation of the arts was acquired at a young age. Delving into the world of music he won the under 15 DMC’s and he began to mas­ter the art of pro­du­cing, DJing and com­pos­ing. Fol­low­ing his own voice and con­struct­ing his unique sound, he has gone full circle, liv­ing the life of a word­smith, the gift his Grandpa gave him. Elo­quently etch­ing his most deep­est thoughts, Lukey Storey con­tin­ues to impress…

 I’m Shocked As You Are’ is out now on all digit­al plat­forms | Fol­low Lukey Storey: Ins­tagram | Twit­ter | You­Tube

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.