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Released: Jun 28, 2022
℗ 2022 Tru Thoughts
LOVE IS THE MESSAGE - Luman Child

Digital

1 : Grateful Feat. Robert Gee

2 : Grateful (Orchestral Mix)

3 : Loving You Feat Joseph Junior

4 : Loving You (Instrumental)

 

1 : Written by Pascal Strauss, Robert Gee; Luman Child : bass, drums, keys, programming; Mary Harris: backing vocals; Nicolas Gerber : Fender Rhodes; Renaud De Montmollin : guitars; Robert Gee : lyrics, vocals

2 : Written by Pascal Strauss ; Luman Child : bass, drums, keys, programming; Nicolas Gerber : Fender Rhodes; Renaud De Montmollin : guitars

3, 4 : Written by Pascal Strauss, Joseph Okitikpi ; Frank Buhler : Fender Rhodes ; Joseph Junior : vocals, Luman Child : bass, drums, keys, programming ; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar

 

Produced and mixed by Luman Child @ Luman Child’s Studio; mastered by Shawn Joseph; photography by Luman Child

​#3 UK Soul Chart Breakers - July 04, 2022

Grateful feat. Robert Gee - from EP "Love Is The Message"

Paul Miller (BBC) - 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.” 

Laurent Garnier - 2022

“SUPERB…” 

Illicit Grooves (TWR) - 2022

"What a joyful set of soul filled tracks, great voice"

Quinton Scott (Strut Records / Worldwide FM) - 2022

“Gorgeous track - soulful Summer vibes that we all need right now. Great producton. Will support wherever I can.”

Marc Mac (4hero / Reinforced Records) - 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) - 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) - 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. "

 

Simon S - Futuristica Music - 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. "

 

Alex Attias (Visions Recordings) - 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 ! "

 

MAQman (GOGO Music, Tony Records, Kings Of Groove) - 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 ! "

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Released: Jan 17, 2022
℗ 2022 Makin Moves
HIGHER - Maqman, Luman Child, Ebu & Joseph Junior

Digital

1: Higher (Maqman Classic Mix)

2: Higher (Maqman DJ-Friendly Stripped Edit
 

Ege Cengiz : Bugle solo; Jazrael Lucero : piano & synth solo; Joseph Junior & Ebu : vocals; Luman Child : composer, bass; Maqman : programming, Fender Rhodes, Moog; Raúl The Great Romancer : guitars

Written by Pascal Strauss, Joseph Okitikpi & Ebu Yeniyol

Produced mixed and arranged by Maqman

Mixmag Asia - 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 - 2022

#10 Soulful Essentials Chart - January 2022

Solar Radio - 2022

#1 Soul Energy House Chart - January 2022

 

 
Released: May 31, 2018
℗ 2018 Visions Recordings
COOKIE MONSTER, WHAT DO WE DO - Alex Attias & Luman Child
Vinyl _ Digital

Side 1: Cookie Monster

Side 2: What Do We Do

Side 1: Cookie Monster - Written, produced and arranged by Pascal Strauss & Alex Attias; Alex Attias : beats; Frank Bühler: Fender Rhodes; Luman Child: bass, keys

Side 2: What Do we Do - Written, produced, arranged by Pascal Strauss & Alex Attias; Alex Attias : beats, vocals; Frank Bühler: Fender Rhodes; Luman Child: keys, vocals

Produced and mixed by Luman Child & Alex Attias @ Luman Child’s Studio

Juno Records - 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 - 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"

 
Released: Feb 10, 2017
℗ 2017 SedSoul Records
TIME TO GROW - Luman Child

Vinyl LP _ CD _ Digital _ Streaming

A1: Intro

A2: Life Is Like a Cloud (feat. Squala Orphan)

A3: All About You (feat. Sean J. Rankine)

A4: Up & Down (feat. Joseph Junior & Ryan Marshall)

A5: Was It Better (feat. Iza Brown)

B1: The Birdsong (feat. Dennis Corboz)

B2: Something About the Way You Love Me (feat. Robert Gee)

B3: Time to Grow (feat. Fresh Daily)

B4: Hey Brother (feat. Joseph Junior)

B5: Summer Soul

A1 Intro: Written by Pascal Strauss; Claudio Spoletini: turntables; Dani Hächler: percussion; Frank Bühler: Hammond; Luman Child: bass, piano, Clavinet, programming

A2 Life Is Like a Cloud (feat. Squala Orphan): Written by Pascal Strauss, Royal Papa; Dani Hächler: percussion; Luman Child: Moog, synth, programming; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar; Squala Orphan: vocals

A3 All About You (feat. Sean J. Rankine): Written by Pascal Strauss, Sean Rankine; Dani Hächler: percussion; Denis Corboz: trumpet, flugelhorn; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, Moog, synth, programming; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar; Sean J. Rankine: vocals

A4 Up & Down (feat. Joseph Junior & Ryan Marshall): Written by Pascal Strauss, Ryan Marshall, Joseph Okitikpi; Frank Bühler: piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond, Clavinet; Joseph Junior: vocals; Luman Child: bass, Moog, synth, programming; Patrick Gasser: trumpet; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar; Ryan Marshall: vocals

A5 Was It Better (feat. Iza Brown): Written by Pascal Strauss, Maliza Nzabonimpa; Dani Hächler: percussion; Frank Bühler: Moog; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, Moog, synth, Clavinet, programming; Iza Brown: vocals; Patrick Gasser: trumpet; Renaud de Montmollin: guitar

B1 The Birdsong (feat. Dennis Corboz): Written by Pascal Strauss, Denis Corboz; Dani Hächler: percussion; Denis Corboz: flugelhorn; Frank Bühler: Fender Rhodes, synth; Luman Child: bass, synth, programming; Renaud de Montmollin: guitar

B2 Something About the Way You Love Me (feat. Robert Gee): Written by Pascal Strauss, Robert Gee; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, Moog, synth, programming; Patrick Gasser: trumpet; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar; Robert Gee: vocals

B3 Time to Grow (feat. Fresh Daily): Written by Pascal Strauss, Michael Richardson; Frank Bühler: piano, Hammond; Fresh Daily: vocals; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, Moog, programming; Patrick Gasser:trumpet; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar

B4 Hey Brother (feat. Joseph Junior): Written by Pascal Strauss, Joseph Okitikpi; Claudio Spoletini: turntables; Dani Hächler: percussion; Joseph Junior: vocals; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, synth, programming; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar

B5 Summer Soul: Written by Pascal Strauss, Sébastien Arni; Chief: MPC; Dani Hächler: percussion; Denis Corboz: trumpet, flugelhorn; Joseph Junior: vocals; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, programming; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar

Life Is Like a Cloud (feat. Squala Orphan) - Visioneers Remix: Luke Parkhouse: guitar; Marc Mac: piano, MPC drums, percussion, string machines, bass; Recorded & Mixed by Marc Mac at Dukes Place

Like a Dream (feat. Joseph Junior & Oni) - Vinyl Exclusive: Arranged by Pascal Strauss, Joseph Okitikpi, Antonio Buencamino; Joseph Junior: vocals; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, programming; Oni: vocals; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar

If You Want me to Stay (feat. Joseph Junior) - Vinyl Exclusive: Arranged by Pascal Strauss, Joseph Okitikpi; Denis Corboz: flugelhorn; Joseph Junior: vocals; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, Hammond, programming; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar

Music Video Trailer - Vinyl Exclusive: Arranged by Pascal Strauss; Carl Lofton: vocals; Dani Hächler: percussion; Frank Bühler: piano, Hammond, synths; Luman Child: bass, Fender Rhodes, synths, Moog, programming; Raúl The Great Romancer: guitar

Produced and mixed by Luman Child @ Luman Child Studio; mastered by Shawn Joseph; art design by David Pizzotti; art painting by Didier Strauss; photography by Tim Duchosal

#11 UK Soul Charts - March 05, 2017

Marc Mac (4hero, Visioneers) - 2017

"Great new album from Luman Child, has all the elements I like new music to have ; Soul, Jazz, beats and Rap all intertwined beautifully, big release for this year"


BBE Records - 2017

"This is a killa joint respect"

Vinyl Of The Day - 2017

"Get on a Soul and Jazz discovery with Luman Child's debut album Time To Grow"

SoulandJazzandFunk.com - 2017

"Like the Guru tracks, 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 - 2017
"Without doubt, "Time 2 Grow" is a truly mind blowing, absolutely phenomenal album"

Ron Ort - 2017

"Luman Child - ein Geheimtipp aus der Schweiz !"

 
Released: Jul 16, 2016
℗ 2016 Solid Ground Recordings

GOING THROUGH CHANGES - Luman Child

Digital

1. Going Through Changes (Original Vocal Mix) 

2. Going Through Changes (Original Instrumental Mix)

3. Going Through Changes (MAQman & Jezrael Vocal Mix)

4. Going Through Changes (MAQman & Jezrael Instrumental Mix)

5. Luman Child, Joseph Junior - Going Through Changes (Pj D'arpino Remix) 

6. Going Through Changes (Pj D'arpino Instrumental Remix)


1, 2: Dani Hächler: percussions; Frank Bühler: pianos; Luman Child: programming, bass, Fender Rhodes, Moog and arrangements; Raul The Great Romancer: guitars
3, 4: Maqman: programming, Fender Rhodes, Moog, Polysynth and arrangements; Jezrael Lucero: bass; mixed and mastered by MAQman.
5, 6: Pj D'arpino: all instruments and arrangements; mixed by Pj D'arpino.

Written by Pascal Strauss and Joseph Okitikpi, vocals and vocal arrangements by Joseph Junior, produced and mixed by Luman Child @ Luman Child Studio

#14 Soulful Essentials Chart - Traxsource July - 2016

Spirit Of House - 2016
"Going through changes" by Swiss musician, composer and producer Luman Child and renowned vocalist Joseph Junior was originally featured on Solid Ground Recordings 2015 edition of their highly acclaimed "Miami Sampler" series, now finally this fabulous production has been given a proper single release.

The original is masterly orchestrated, fusing the unmistakable seductive vocals of Joseph Junior with sublime jazzy keys, heavenly chords, lovely guitars and an enthralling backing.

MAQman teams up with Jezrael to deliver a jaw-dropping organic soul infused interpretation, while Pj D'Arpino serves a fervid relentlessly groovin' workout that is truly entrancing"