"China made me, Brooklyn raised me."
Luz Wang was born in Shanghai, China. After the untimely death of his father, he and his newly single young mother picked up and moved to New York and settled into Brooklyn. In this new country, Luz felt like an outsider. It was the discovery of hip-hop and writing that helped him express himself through the difficult times. Luz was attracted to the music and knew he wanted to follow in the foot steps of Jay Z. He lives by the quote,"I'd rather die enormous than live dormant."
In 2011 at the age of 19, Luz put out his first mixtape under the marquee, The Name is Luz. He debuted "Instant Success" with a pack of ramen noodles and chop sticks for the cover art which is symbolic of the American Dream. Luz has said, "Life is difficult, and as much we want the stars to align, it is ultimately preparation meeting opportunity." "Instant Success" was not a break out hit but it caught the attention of Grammy Award-winning producer Sydney "Omen" Brown who has worked with Lil Wayne ("Single") , Drake ("Over Dose on Life", "Shut It Down") , Beyonce ("MIne") , Action Bronson ("Acting Crazy") and Ludacris, Fabolous and more.
Omen and Luz started working together on his first debut EP titled "Made In China." Luz's taste and style started to evolve as he got more involved in the night life and fashion scene of New York City. In between studio sessions and recording, Luz Wang started modeling during NYFW. His first show was menswear designer Pyer Moss A/W13, and he is now the face of fashion jewelry brand Currency NY.
It was the party scene in New York where Luz Wang was introduced to DJ and music producer Matt J. Hall. Matt is best known for his collaborations with Nicki Minaj (Pink Friday Reloaded, "Sex In the Lounge"). The two struck a friendship and eventually bonded over music. Luz ultimately asked Matt to join the EP project as his second producer after Matt helped him achieve the balance he was looking for to complete this sound.
Made in China will debut in 2016 with the first single "Harry Winston" produced by Matt J Hall.
Luz Wang and Matt J Hall recently collaborated on the remix to "Goin Under" by producer and artist "Me" featuring Julia Michaels, singer and songwriter for Justin Bieber ("Sorry"), Selena Gomez ("Good For You"), Rita Ora ("Poison"), Demi Lovato ("Waitin for You"), Gwen Stefani ( "Make Me Like You") , and Jason Derulo ("Trade Hearts") just to name a few. Matt and Luz wrote and produced a trap rap version of the song.
The releases of "Harry Winston" and the "Goin' Under" remix are only the beginning of a year of exciting collaborations for Luz and Matt. Luz Wang scored his second featured remix with BREED The Remixes- Nicole Moudaber & Skin for the song "You Like This" and is set to be released on Mood Records on September 2nd, 2016 with Matt J Hall producing. Luz and Matt also collaborated with former "The Voice" contestant Jamal Rogers on the soon to be released song "On My Mind" for Tommy Boy Records.
Pyer Moss, Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week/Milk Studios, Autumn/Winter 2013
Erickson Beamon, Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week/Lincoln Center, Spring/Summer 2013
On The Lam NYC, Lilli Danschu & Sibnavus, Swedish designers
Currency Presentation: Spring/Summer '15- James Hotel
Ran Tea House, Brooklyn performance -2014
Global Language Project Gala, performance, 2013
Urban Ink magazine
Post Marc, 2014
Palmer Trading Company, 2013