Gympie video maker Luke Soanes is working on his second international rap music clip filmed at Rainbow Beach with New York artist Cormega.
Gympie video maker Luke Soanes is working on his second international rap music clip filmed at Rainbow Beach with New York artist Cormega. Renee Albrecht

Gympie film maker’s new music score

A NEW rap music project by Gympie video maker Luke Soanes has helped cement his international reputation, this time taking Rainbow Beach to the world.

Luke Soanes Media has bridged the world’s largest ocean and the North American continent in his latest video venture with rap artist Cormega.

Cormega, he says has emerged as one of the best known independent rap artists in the world..

From music, fashion and promotional videos and photography, Mr Soanes says variety is the name of his game, but he is especially enthusiastic about his creative links to the American music scene.

With the help of transport support from John Madill Toyota and sales manager Stephen Byrne, Mr Soanes took Brooklyn born Cory McKay (better known by his stage names Cormega and Mega) to Rainbow Beach..

The top ranking performer plans to return the favour in September, flying Mr Soanes to New York to make some more music clips there.

“We just wrapped up three days worth of production in Sydney for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016 and the Cormega shooting has taken three days,” he said.

“We have been blessed to have the support of Mark from Rainbow Beach Ocean Palms Resort, who gave us the beach-front penthouse as a primary location.

“Madills’ support has really helped the production run smoothly.”

Cormega has appeared on numerous gold and platinum albums and has worked with the biggest artists in rap, including Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, Nas and Wu-Tang and has been involved in charity work for Haiti earthquake victims.

Coming soon after his clip, shot at Gympie’s Australian Hotel and the Soanes family farm for another rap band, the Alkaholiks, the Cormega production is another step towards fame for the region and fortune for Luke Soanes and his company.

Now 32, Soanes started shooting video at 15, for the love of it. “Today, 17 years later I’m producing creative content for major brands and artists,” he said.

It is all fairly impressive and Mr Soanes says his client, Cormega, has been impressed with us too.

“He is amazed by the majesty and beauty of our beaches and has met lots of cool people.”

Gympie Times


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