Lumis believes that the art of music is alive and thriving. Born in Minneapolis and raised in San Diego, he has been playing records since he was old enough to say "turntables." After a national tour with The Meg Lee Chin Experience, and a guest appearance on the 2002 Pigface album EASY LISTENING... (Meg's mates on Ministry mastermind Martin Atkins' label), Lumis felt it was time to get serious about the music game, made the move to Los Angeles, and became an emcee. Numerous collaborations with some of the finest up-and-coming artists in the local scene led to several eclectic albums, the proof of which can be found on record store shelves and in used bins everywhere.
In early 2006, Lumis put out the mixtape CD called WHERE THE SHADOWS RUN and remastered/re-released his 1999 mixtape CD A DOWNTEMPO DAYDREAM. In late 2006, Lu released his first solo record, HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS AND RHETORICAL CONVERSATIONS. It's a self-produced album of original instrumental tunes & carefully selected samples swimming in a sea of experimental trip-hop, psychedelic hip-hop, jazzy, downtempo, turntable-icious electro funk.
His next instrumental project 6 MILES FROM THE KUIPER BELT was released in late 2009 to critical acclaim, and his first vocal LP entitled SETTLE THE SCORE: THE LUMIS LP dropped in 2010.
His solo act defies traditional stereotyping, as this b-boy raps and freestyles while he's scratching, simultaneously ripping up the turntables and the microphone. Lumis commands the stage with a lil' funk, a lil' fusion, and a lotta soul. So come prepared to throw your L's up!