Posts Tagged ‘Louis Futon’

December 14, 2017
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Today, we learn that there can never be too many “Louis” cooking up beats in the sound kitchen, particularly when they consist of Los Angeles based electronic chef Louis Futon and Chicago electronic moguls Louis The Child. The two hot projects team up on a flip of a song very near and dear to this Cal alumni’s heart. They’ve taken on Childish Gambino’s ode to Oakland/Berkeley’s Telegraph Ave. and transformed the Donald Glover track into a timeless masterpiece of their own. Impressively enough, they did this all on tour too, from their tour bus, where they infused hazy wafting Telegraph Ave with a whole lot of brassy playful future bass and wonky trap energy. This is a much more mischievous teasing and whimsically waggish Telegraph Ave. Having spent a large amount of youthful time on the titular street myself, I must admit, there have certainly been moments when Louis Futon and Louis The Child’s Telegraph Ave would’ve befit my mood more than the laid back original. Watch a video about how Loui Futon and Louis The Child made their flip, here.

November 22, 2017
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I don’t know about you, but I’m still glued to Louis Futon’s Stranger Things flip despite the fact that I finished my Stranger Things 2 binge on Netflix ages ago. But lately, I’ve also been swooning endlessly to the producer’s new original with alt/electro R&B faves Opia. As expected, Opia delivers satin smooth crooning on Louis Futon’s Restless Sea, a dark and moody future bass and future soul ballad with funky riffing guitar curls, all suspended in sooty smoldering heat. This ‘sea’ is very much tumultuous, turbulent, and unsettled, as hearts oft tend to be. Download the powerful anthem, here.

November 2, 2017
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Who binged on Stranger Things 2 over the weekend? I’m guilty as charged, I really couldn’t help myself considering how entertaining the first season was. As usual, the much heralded arrival of the beloved new series came with a lot of synthwave inspired re-imaginings of the theme track by S U R V I V E. Louis Futon served up his take on the 80s inspired song yesterday, giving it an atmospheric and percussive trap rendering that is pure intoxicating bliss. We drift into oblivion and dream of Eleven destroying demagorgons and kids bicycling through the night to this dreamy flip, which incorporates some spectacular new guitar, too. 

August 10, 2017
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I was sold from the beginning of Rewind, when those flirty trumpets and Ashe’s sassy sweet voice enticed us into Louis Futon’s new single. Rewind, which also features Philadelphia hip hop artist Armani White on guest vocals, is quite the funky soulful, brassy playful summer treat. No day can be glum and no night can be bleak when you’re swaying in bliss to this effulgent dalliance, whose spry keys and whimsical beats will leave you beaming in jubilation. Lucky for us, we don’t have to “rewind” before we get to hit the play button once again once the youthful and coltish song ends far too soon. Rewind is a free download, here. Support on iTunes, here.

May 15, 2017
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I’d imagine remixing a Frank Ocean track takes some guts and bravado. It’s like attempting to set loose in the wild an edit of a book of the Bible, or at least to some Frank Ocean fans, it might feel that way. Philadelphia’s Louis Futon created his own sonic gospel when he set out to remix Frank Ocean’s Solo. The flip he’s given us is pure genius, a soulful, funky affair that pays homage to the Motown vibes of the 70′s yet updates that vintage sound with the electrifying hybrid dance and hip hop feels that we often fall for from the likes of Big Wild, Griz, 20syl, and Pretty Lights. Louis Futon’s re-interpretation of Solo is a free download, here.

March 16, 2017

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Nostalgic and soulful ear candy by Louis Futon and RKCB. ‘Surreal’’s opening acts as one of those old fashion tiny music boxes. It’s smooth and crafted with an authenticity where it’s delicacy is such a beaut. It’s surreal.

April 13, 2016
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It’s incredibly hard to select a favorite song off of RÜFÜS DU SOL’s exceptional sophomore album Bloom. It really depends on my mood, and it changes constantly, like the turning of the seasons. In definite rotation, however, is smooth sailing You Were Right, a song which now goes glittering intense on a regal future bass remix by Philadelphia’s Louis Futon. The producer’s shifty interpretation of You Were Right is grand and stately, a beautiful and breathtaking remix that drops on Friday, April 15th.

February 13, 2016
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While The Chainsmokers’ Roses is undoubtedly a top dance track of 2015 by most accounts, this new jam, Louis Futon’s Wasted On You could very well be an early contender for top dance track of 2016. The common denominator in both is Philly songbird, ROZES, whose enchanting voice is always such a candied delight. Wasted On You is chill trap sparkler, an ethereal future bass anthem from fast rising producer Louis Futon, who recently signed to ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective label and who, when I last saw him in Tahoe, threw down an immense set at SnowGlobe Music Festival. When ROZES and Louis Futon came to realize they were both from Philadelphia, they urgently linked up to create this shimmering tremolo of a jewel, its vibrant chirping and spirited warbling full on electrifying. Purchase the breathtaking song on iTunes.

August 13, 2015
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It would seem, quite obviously, that I’m not the only one that has obsessively fallen in love with Gallant’s swooning crooning and soulful electronic music. The remixes of his music are coming in strong. The moment I heard Louis Futon’s remix of Gallant’s Weight In Gold, I was sold. The Philadelphia producer’s rendition of the fast rising Los Angeles artist’s song is exactly the kind of future bass and chill trap opus that gets me good. In fact, Louis Futon’s remix reminds me very much of Prince Fox’s remix of Sam Smith’s Stay With Me… a full on emotionally charged wobbly, shimmering, swelling masterpiece of saccharine, organic texture. The remix is sheer, heart-rending power.

March 6, 2015
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Louis Futon not only drops a super dope remix today, but he gets extra brownie points for editing a track from the bay’s own G-Eazy, featuring sultry songstress Devon Baldwin. Futon gives Lets Get Lost the swanky future bass treatment, but he also gives it some very genre defying moments, too. Hints of melodic house creep their way in. Alternating between explosively lively and sensually mellow, the producer takes us on a spectacular journey with this massive makeover.