Hi! I’m Luke Ottenhof (he/him), a freelance writer based in Montréal, Québec.

I write about music, culture, labour, white supremacy, colonialism, drugs, and harm reduction for outlets around the world. Recently, I’ve been reporting on cryptocurrency and crypto-colonialism.

My work has been published by Popular Mechanics, GQ, Billboard, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Columbia Journalism Review, Premier Guitar, Vulture, The Walrus, MEL, Mic, CBC, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Toronto Star, and others.

I did communications and fact-checking for the podcast series Race Against Climate Change by Canada’s National Observer.

I’ve written artist bios for Wintersleep, Yves Jarvis, Circa Survive, Bartees Strange, Born Ruffians, Oso Oso, Kevin Devine, Jonathan Kawchuk, The Jerry Cans, Iron Chic, and many others.

I’ve served as a juror for the Digital Publishing Awards and the Polaris Music Prize.

You can follow me on Twitter: @lukeottenhof. You can contact me at ottenhofluke@gmail.com.

Recent Work