In 1999 Christy Cameron Smith and Paul Infiniti began to create the soul searching sounds of LOTUS with Smith on vocals and Infiniti on guitars, keyboards, and electronics. While writing in the studio for nearly 2 1/2 years they were able to take advantage of the rising popularity of promoting music on the internet. Through music sites such as MP3.com they exploited the first, self produced, LOTUS release Hold On which went to #1 on the trip hop and down-tempo charts for over two weeks followed by their second release AnotherDay. Hold On was then chosen to be included on the listen n.u.d.e.
(New Union of Dance and Electronic artists.) compilation CD.
LOTUS, featured by The Woman of MP3.com- January 2001, created a presence on the web with over +30,000 downloads to date!
Smith (vocals) & Infiniti (guitars, percussion) started writing music together with the Chicago band My Scarlet Life in 1995, along with Julie Axis-Schrieber (Jute), Preston Klik (Pointy Teeth, Karma Sutra, Big Hat) and Amy Spina. Making a name for itself, MSL generated an audience throughout the midwest (USA), and released four full length CDs during the interum. Releases include: Trypnotica (Divanation 1997), Buzzbomb (Divanation 1998) Danse Amour (Divanation 1998) and InfraRed (Divanation 1999)
With the release of their debut CD "FLOAT" (IndieOnly Records), LOTUS is busy working with new musicians for the live show