Just Joey is a writer gone musician gone rapper gone producer gone composer gone singer who released music formerly as Lucid Optics. He produces, raps and sings with ILLOGIC in Lucid Logic and raps in both Modern Language and Mars Mellow. It’s hard to say which of these take up the most time, but between pursuing all of them Joey’s also planning and playing shows and tours, freelancing as an audio engineer, helping with Inkiscape, working day jobs and attempting to have a personal life somewhere in the mix.
He is currently planning to release & tour for Sink Or Swim in 2019.
Formerly known as:
“Local rapper Lucid Optics true talent lies in his innovative production. He writes and records all his own beats. He loops psychedelic swells with jazzy licks and even throws in some old 8bit Nintendo sounds and traditional Eastern music. His beats could stand up on their own as solid instrumental hip hop tracks. Fortunately, he can and does rap as well, with dizzy flow and brainy, clever lyrics. His style is reminiscent of Aesop Rock, but he goes even further into outer space territory. He has also done some top notch jams with local indie jazz outfit Contra Ville.”
— Metroactive, SLG Publishing and Art Boutiki present
Rapreviews: Illogic + Lucid Optics: Lucid Logic
Ghettoblaster: Lucid Logic - "Clones & Robots" Video Premiere
Damn That Noise: Illogic + Lucid Optics - "Honey Dew" Single
Grown Up Rap: Lucid Logic - "Honey Dew"
Gods of Rap: CP 2016
UGS Mag: Lucid Logic - "Pencilled In"