Laurent Garnier - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
Paul Miller (BBC) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
”With so much ‘manufactured’ music around, we really need stuff like this. Two winners here, different in style but both oozing quality and reminding us what real soul music is all about. Superb”
Quinton Scott (Strut Records/Worldwide FM) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
“Gorgeous track - soulful Summer vibes that we all need right now. Great producton. Will support wherever I can”
Other supports - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
First Word Records, Scott Dallavo (KCRW), Purple Melon, Totally Wired Radio, Soho Radio
Off Licence Magazine - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"Lovely. Really showing off his range ! It’s defo worth a listen - check it out"
#3 UK Soul Chart Breakers - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
Grateful feat. Robert Gee
Jo Wallace (North Street West) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"Epitomises everything that is not only good about house music, but it also says thank you to people through the power of music”
Illicit Grooves (TWR) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"What a joyful set of soul filled tracks, great voice"
Marc Mac (4hero/Reinforced Records) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"During these hard times it’s real nice to get some uplifting music in my inbox. The latest EP from Luman Child “Love Is the Message” is a great way to start any day. “Loving You” is a sweet modern soul classy number featuring Joseph Junior. My fave from the EP is “Grateful” feat Robert Gee, a real uplifting summer soul/boogie uplifting groover, nice string arrangement, signature funky bass from Luman Child and a big gospel style chorus vocal to brighten up the dance floor. Oh and the orchestral instrumental version of Grateful is a cool bonus. All round niceness"
DJ Amir (180 Proof) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"This is Ep is just what I needed to hear: love and gratefulness! After the tough last two years, we need love but also we need to be grateful to still alive and well. I love the fact that the song ‘Grateful’ is dedicated to Luman’s parents. What a lovely dedication! And I love the live bass and drums arrangements that stick to you like glue! ‘Loving You’ is such a great dedication to his wife! The vocals of Joseph Junior add such a great presence to the song. And I really love how he replayed the drums live on this: a nice reminder of the Isley Brothers drums of ‘Footsteps’! Overall, what a solid ep that will definitely get run in my sets this summer! Job well-done sir"
Soul Supreme (Soul Supreme Records) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"Perfect summer jams: soul vocals, lush strings, beautiful Rhodes and tight basslines that tie it all together. What else could you ask for ? Grateful (Orchestral Mix) feels to me like Patrice Rushen chilling on a beach in Greece"
Alex Attias (Visions Recordings) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"This brand new single from Luman Child offers two neo soul funky tracks inspired by 70's gems we all love and cherish. Both tracks are dedications to his own family which brings genuine love and passion you can feel throughout the tracks . As usual in these production Pascal aka Luman Child provides quality over quantity, with live instrumentations and beautiful vocals. Solid Single"
Simon S (Futuristica Music) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"Luman Child is an artist of great honesty and integrity who conveys a deep, soulful connection with every project he creates. This new EP is no exception and I find myself reminded of classic soul and contemporary productions that continue to inspire me and countless others across the globe. Vocalists Robert Gee and Joseph Junior present these songs beautifully with a shared personal message that shines through with clarity along side the joyful production and skilled musicianship of Luman Child. Essential listening and a recording that you will return to again and again"
MAQman (GOGO Music/Tony Records/Kings Of Groove) - EP "Love Is The Message" 2022
"Super Soulful, beautifully written and produced EP. Very well done, Luman Child! Will include these Neo Soul/Nu Disco original songs on my dj sets for sure"
Mixmag Asia - EP "Higher" 2022
"Exquisite collaboration ! The sumptuous track features rich instrumentation gliding over a tight US house groove, the elegant musical bed providing a gorgeously smooth backdrop from where the lead vocal gloriously soars. Track "Higher" appears in two versions with each incarnation sure to win admirers among lovers of soul and authentic US house"
Traxsource - EP "Higher" 2022
#10 Soulful Essentials Chart
Solar Radio - EP "Higher" 2022
#1 Soul Energy House Chart
Juno Records - EP "Cookie Monster" 2018
"Alex Attias seems to have found a soul mate in Luman Child AKA Pascal Strauss, a talented musician whose rubbery basslines and jammed out electric piano lines feature prominently on both "Cookie Monster" and "What Do We Do". While many will be drawn towards the eyes-closed soul chorus vocals and elastic deep house swing of the latter, it's the jaunty, party-ready A-side that's arguably the strongest dancefloor workout. Similar in ethos to the Herbie Hancock/jazz-funk-influenced work of Dego and Kaidi Tatham's 2000 Black project, the track is arguably one of the strongest of Attias's long career"
Strada Records - EP "Cookie Monster" 2018
The project they present here is very organic soulful and musical. This single hold two killer tunes for the listener and the dancers. The A side is a 125 bpm disco jazz funk killer jam with fender rhodes and vintage keyboards sounds driven by a very funky drum beat and live basseline aimed to the dancefloor and good time party people keeping a smile on your face. Its simply groovy and goes on and on for 10 minutes of pure disco pleasure. The B side is a funky number boogie jazz funk inspired by Mr Ayers vibes and sounds . The rhythm is groovy at 120 bpm and the moog bassline is round and fat. Accompanied both track by Fender Rhodes and dope keyboards sounds, this one will definitely find place in dj boxes for those who play and love soulful music with an open mind. Groovy, warm and soulful at his best"
#11 UK Soul Chart - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
Marc Mac (4hero, Visioneers) - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
"Big release for this year"
BBE Records - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
"This is a killa joint respect"
Vinyl Of The Day - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
"Get on a Soul and Jazz discovery with Luman Child's debut album Time To Grow"
Dusty Groove - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
"There's always time to grow, but this new take on jazzy hip hop soul feels fully ripe and mature to us! Excellent stuff"
SoulandJazzandFunk.com - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
"The rhyming is organic and gentle but pointed while the instrumentation is jazzy - hazy trumpets, understated vibes very much in the Donald Byrd/ Mizell Brothers tradition"
Spirit Of House - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
"Without doubt, "Time 2 Grow" is a truly mind blowing, absolutely phenomenal album"
Ron Ort - LP "Time To Grow" 2017
"Luman Child - ein Geheimtipp aus der Schweiz"
Traxsource - EP "Going Throught Changes" 2016
#14 Soulful Essentials Chart - July 2016
Spirit Of House - EP "Going Throught Changes" 2016
"The original mix is masterly orchestrated"
Luman Child was born in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) in 1984. Joining his first band as a drummer at the age of eleven, he also discovered a deep love for the bass. Through this journey, Luman Child will then take his influence from Soul, Jazz, Hip-hop and Funk.
2008 saw Luman venture into music production and collaboration with international artists. German producer Ferry Ultra approached him to play bass for the legendary Gwen McCrae’s song, “Let me do my Thang”. He also plays the bass on a few of MAQman's releases (GOGO Music, Tony Records, Makin Move...) and remixed his single EP “Night Life”.
2016 Luman Child collaborates with Joseph Junior with a soulful house release on Solid Ground Recordings “Going Through Changes”. The song reached #14 on the renowned Traxsource Top 100 Soulful Essentials chart.
2017 Luman Child released his first solo album "Time To Grow" with the German label “Sed Soul Records”. The 11 track album is a subtle blend of Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop reflecting his influences. The album reached #11 on the UK Soul Charts and received very positive reviews worldwide.
Following the release of the album, the respected producer Marc Mac (4hero, Visioneers) collaborated with Luman Child asking him to play bass for his new project "Fourth Kind" supported by Gilles Peterson on BBC6.
2018 Alex Attias (Ubiquity, BBE, Neroli as well as remixing Incognito, 4Hero, Sun RA, Laurent Garnier) propose Luman Child a collaboration after listening to his music. Then they met and talked about music, visions, influences, method of work and decided straight away to work together without knowing each other well and pushing them outside their comfort zone. This single hold two tunes for the listener and the dancers. The A side is a disco jazz funk jam with vintage keyboards sounds driven by a very funky drum beat and live basseline aimed to the dancefloor and good time party people. The B side is a funky number boogie jazz funk inspired by Mr Ayers vibes and sounds.
2022 Luman Child released on Makin' Moves the single « Higher », composed in the early 2000s, in collaboration with Maqman, Joseph Junior and Ebu. This original track stemed from Maqman production, supported by Mixmag Asia, Spirit Of House, Solar Radio and many onthers. The song reached #10 on the renowned Traxsource Top 100 Soulful Essentials chart, and #1 on Solar Radio Top 20 Soul Energy House Chart.
Luman Child makes his debut on the Tru Thoughts imprint with ‘Love Is The Message’. The EP is a time capsule of his state of mind when writing this release and also a love letter to his family : «It’s for my family, as well as the period of life humanity is living through. The project was built around gratitude, love and stepping back from our world. The title ‘Love Is The Message’ symbolises a message of hope. Simply because our world needs it and anyone at any level can share love in so many different ways.”.
Lead track “Grateful” is an ecstatic gospel-house tune dedicated as a tribute to his parents. “Grateful” has been described by jungle and broken beat pioneer Marc Mac (4hero / Reinforced Records) as a “real uplifting summer soul/boogie groover nice string arrangement, signature funky bass from Luman Child and a big gospel-style chorus vocal to brighten up the dance floor.”. Featuring the pristine vocals of the Philly-Soul singer/songwriter Robert Gee, “Grateful” is a peak time weapon that sees Gee’s energy-filled vocal delivery speaking directly from the heart.
While “Loving You” is dedicated to his wife, and is a slower neo-soul track that features London-based Nigerian singer Joseph Junior who evokes heavy emotions and sincere love through his vocal tones and lyrics.
The artwork is created from a landscape photo taken in Namibia. “The idea behind the artwork is that the background is the view that you think see; then imagine coming back on that view 1 year after experiencing different events in your life. Maybe the perception of the background has changed, simply because your outlook on life has evolved. Or maybe that what you think see may be perceived differently by someone else... These triangles represent these differences. Everything is subject to evolve, but we must never forget what was before.”
2023 Luman Child follows his debut release on Tru Thoughts Recording with a supreme gospel-house remix by Ashley Beedle’s ‘North Street West’ collective of “Grateful” featuring Philly soul-singer Robert Gee, taken from the EP ‘Love Is The Message’. Ashley Beedle is a living legend of dance music as a DJ, producer, remixer and re-editor; referenced in Daft Punk’s “Teachers”, a tribute to all influences of the French-robotic-duo. His many monikers include X-Press 2, Ballistic Brothers, Black Science Orchestra, Afrikanz on Marz, Warbox and North Street West, to name but a few. Ashley Beedle first discovered Luman Child via his Worldwide FM show ‘The Heavy Disco Spectacular’, supporting the original ‘Grateful’ on the airwaves. North Street West partner Jo Wallace said the track “epitomises everything that is not only good about house music, but it also says thank you to people through the power of music.”. They’ve remixed artists as varied as Groove Armada, STR4TA, Joseph Malik, Smoove & Turrell, Honey Dijon, Tom Glide, Lay-Far, Lady Blackbird, Fuminori Kagajo, Ghetto Priest and many more.
Luman Child continues to build his repertoire to push boundaries and only hopes to keep showing his unique style building on the success of his musical inspiration.