The Bare Maximum - Steve Lacy
This is what happens when you focus on what you have instead of what you don't.
Steve Lacy is the youngest member of the band The Internet. When he was only 16 years old, he co-produced their Grammy-nominated LP, Ego Death. After graduating high school and turning 18 years old last year, he traveled the world from Fuji Rock Japan to Splendor in The Grass (Australia) to Bonnaroo. He is now home in Compton, California, collaborating with and producing for artists including Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Vampire Weekend and Tyler The Creator, and has projects in market with J. Cole, Big Sean, Syd, and more.
Steve’s refers to his first solo project as a “song series”, a sampling of the breadth and depth of his talents that breaks away from the traditional EP or LP format – less a structured body of work, and more like a series of sketches that might hang on a gallery wall. Steve wrote, produced and recorded the project entirely using his iPhone. He played live guitar and bass, created drum patterns and even recorded vocals via the built-in iPhone microphone. Steve Lacy’s Demo is a sneak peek into how the artists of tomorrow think, create and define music.
Wired Magazine included Steve as the only teenager in their “2017 Next List: 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future,” and Pitchfork included him with Motown’s greats. Did we mention he is just turned 19 years old?