Lui Salazar (or just "Lui") is a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist based near Chicago. He has been featured on stations such as Sunny G Radio, Lumpen Radio, The Warp Factor, and ACRE TV. He has also received support from Jammerzine, ComeHereFloyd, Surviving the Golden Age, Tonic Grain, Rock Era Magazine, Reignland Magazine, Independent Music Reviews, Last Day Deaf, and more.
His music typically combines elements from 90s alternative rock and punk, 60s pop and psychedelic rock, 70s glam rock, and 2000s indie pop and neo-psychedelia.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety at a young age, Lui tends to overthink every aspect of his life. He imagines fantastical situations, alternate realities loosely based on his own experiences.
Lui’s parents consider music an important educational tool. When Lui was 4, his parents signed him up for violin lessons. However, he became passionate about 90s and 2000s rock bands after borrowing his eldest sister’s MP3 player. A few weeks later, he picked up his first acoustic guitar. He started guitar lessons and began learning Beatles songs by ear. Lui's love for The Beatles and all things psychedelic rock and power-pop never diminished, but instead contributed to his style. He does everything, from song conception and production to mixing and mastering, at his home studio in Grayslake, Illinois.