Even in the urban wilds of Brooklyn, there may be no one else like Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. Originally from Johannesberg, St. Lucia grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. When the choir wasn't traveling - they toured Japan, Australia, Europe and more - they stayed in an enclave tucked in the South African mountains, learning everything from Bach to minimalist opera.

A young musician could hardly find better training. But musically, St Lucia's heart lay elsewhere, and South Africa was full of other rhythms. "My mom says I used to sing along to Michael Jackson," he says - an ordinary anecdote, until he adds, "when I was an infant." As a young teenager, he started to feel that he'd had his fill of classical, and it felt like an epiphany when he discovered the direct emotionality of pop. Eventually, he left the creative "small pond" of South Africa for England, where he spent three years studying music in Liverpool.

St. Lucia's journey ended - as so many journeys do - in New York City, where he started working on the tracks that would ultimately turn into his self titled debut release on Neon Gold. The atmospheric quality of St. Lucia's electronic pop is powerful, with the musician's global travels and history of secret hideaways effortlessly passed onto the audience through his dreamy, shimmering synths.

Neon Gold will release St Lucia's debut album later this year. Formerly a singles-only label that launched releases Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, The Naked & Famous and helped launch the careers of countless others.

Management - Andrew Roach: roach@foundationsmusic.com

Press Inquiries - US: catharine.mcnelly@sonymusic.com / UK: amanda@freemanpr.net

Booking Inquiries - US: KSommer@wmeentertainment.com / UK: Steve@xraytouring.com

St. Lucia   New York, United States

  • St. Lucia Remixes 6 tracks, 26.05 St. Lucia on May 02, 2013 21:05

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    1. 1. Little Games (St. Lucia Remix) by The Colourist 4.33 365313 plays
    2. 2. Foster The People - Don't Stop (St. Lucia Remix) by St. Lucia 4.13 95025 plays
    3. 3. Passion Pit - Constant Conversations (St. Lucia Remix) by St. Lucia 3.58 525389 plays
    4. 4. PAPA - I Am The Lion King (St. Lucia Remix) by St. Lucia 5.07 60095 plays
    5. 5. The Knocks - Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia by The Knocks 3.50 748847 plays
    6. 6. Charli XCX - You're The One (St Lucia Remix) by charlixcx 4.21 197067 plays
  • St. Lucia EP 6 tracks, 25.44 St. Lucia on March 02, 2012 16:38

    1. 1. We Got It Wrong 3.55 177215 plays
    2. 2. The Old House Is Gone 5.14 81162 plays
    3. 3. All Eyes On You 4.38 424972 plays
    4. 4. Before The Dive 4.39 206718 plays
    5. 5. Paper Heart 3.47 235471 plays
    6. 6. Closer Than This 3.28 434489 plays

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