Posts Tagged ‘Louis The Child’

April 20, 2018
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I would say Louis The Child is on a roll these days with their new collaborations, but seriously, when is the Chicago production duo never on a roll? The Windy City electronic stars slayed last month with their hip hop leaning track, Shake Something, with Joey Purp. And now, they’ve united with Australian based Syrian-Iraqi songbird WAFIA on Better Not to give us a heartwarming future pop frolic that leaves our hearts feeling all warm and fuzzy. Dewy eyed, misty twinkling Better Not is the perfect spring time crush song, a sanguine stirring, beats skipping, smile-inducing sonnet to illuminate those lovestruck evenings. Stream Better Not on Spotify, here.

February 20, 2018
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Jacob Banks and Louis The Child are two acts I never thought would come together on a song, but all hail Diddy Bop, which sees the Nigerian-born UK-based R&B soul sensation meeting halfway with the red hot production duo from Chicago. The track comes off of that super stacked, talent studded new Fifty Shades Free soundtrack, and it’s quite the soulful bopping, piano carousing, and gospel sewn treat. If all your experience with Louis The Child have been their high voltage electronic tracks, you might be surprised by what the pair has turned in here. It’s obvious Louis The Child’s already extraordinary production skills are spreading in new directions. Their work on Diddy Bop, when accompanied by Jacob Banks’ gravelly stirring, deep resounding voice, is pure soulful pop bliss. Stream/purchase, here.

December 21, 2017
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Windy City dance auteurs Louis The Child, one of the most exciting electronic acts of 2017, just closed out their expansive, guest studded Last To Leave tour in California. Robby Hauldren and Fredy Kennett have marked the occasion by releasing the very namesake of the tour, their frothy flickering, vivacious enthralling original, Last To Leave, featuring London based co-writer and vocalist Caroline Ailin on candied vocals. Last To Leave’s future bass and chill trap is light, airy, and playful. It’s a frisky brisk, peppy hooking future pop jam with frolicking strings and glimmering beats. Louis The Child’s European tour begins on February 14th, featuring support from Whethan. For more about the tour and ticket info, head to their website, here.

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.

October 5, 2017
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You can never go wrong with a new Louis The Child track, much less one that features California singer songwriter Ashe on playful tickling vocals. The Windy City production favorites deliver a sparkly romper of a breezy tropical, jocose chiming anthem in Right To It. A touch of dancehall and even jungle seem to endow this bushy-tailed new Louis The Child Adventure. It’s obvious Louis The Child is trying out some fresh new sounds, and they’ve dazzled us with their chameleon dexterity with the bacchanalian foray. Catch the duo on their expansive Last To Leave Tour across North America, details can be found, here.

September 8, 2017
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An immense remix package came out close to a week go for Louis The Child’s Love Is Alive, one of our favorite electronic tracks this year due to both Elohim’s ethereal vocals and the song’s dreamy intoxicating beauty. Vegas electronic connoisseur Meaux Green teams up with Hollywood’s B-Sides for an opulent and palatial future trap re-work that leaves me all warm and fuzzy. Love is indeed alive, in my adoration for this finely textured, luminous beaming edit. Their remix, which is out now on Ultra, can also be streamed from Spotify, here.

September 2, 2017
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We love Louis The Child’s Love Is Alive for many reasons. First of all, it features Elohim on saccharine guest vocals. Secondly, its diaphanous swirling future pop is pure magical bliss, the exact sort of dreamy lush, woozy intoxicating treat to lose yourself in on a hot summer’s day. I could go on and on about the track from the red hot Chicago duo, but let’s turn our attention towards one of a few magnificent remixes that surfaced today. Toronto native Chet Porter has transformed the song into an extra balmy future bass spectacular fitting of the torrid holiday weekend we’re about to embark on to close out the summer. Its a refreshing dose of tropics hued future beats and glittering chill trap that evokes Jai Wolf and Odesza. Chet Porter gives Love Is Alive an airy buzzing, radiant sparkling lift that leaves us feeling more than alive. I can’t wait to catch Chet Porter at the Greek in Berkeley when he hits the road with Odesza this fall.

August 16, 2017
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Just a couple features ago, we shared Louis The Child’s latest jaw dropping remix, a spectacular re-working of Chance The Rapper’s All Night. Let’s turn the tables and explore the wonder world that is this remix of Louis The Child’s From Here, instead. Dutch producers Sem and Tonton partner up to give the song an epic re-fix. They take us on an expansive soaring adventure with their widescreen future bass and chill trap remix, which features vocals by Milwaukee’s Giant Spirit. Tonton and Sem’s new approach gives us build ups that near rocket us into deep space and drops that leave our hearts bursting from euphoria. The beauty of a flip is a free download, here.

August 16, 2017
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Windy City electronic production sensations Louis The Child just announced a massive headlining tour for the fall after having slayed the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands Music Festival. The news calls for some proper celebration, and what better way to do that than a fresh remix of Chance The Rapper’s All Night? That’s right, the duo have given the song an infusion of high voltage future bass and trap, and it’s nothing short of epic. Louis The Child’s whomping, thumping remix is a quintessential party anthem. And it’s a free download, here. The pair will be joined on tour by an incredible list of talent, many of which are IHM favorites, including Lauv, Louis Futon, Prince Fox, Joey Purp, Win & Woo, Ashe, Party Pupils, and Point Point. Find out more about the Last To Leave Tour, here.

March 27, 2017

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It feels like we’ve been in love with Chicago duo Louis The Child’s new EP, Love Is Alive, since well before its release. After all, we’ve been enchanted by its title track for the last month, and we can’t get enough of Elohim’s dreamy voice on it. The clever six track record also encompasses airy jaunting Phone Died, Louis The Child’s Blaise Railey featuring hit, which we shared just two weeks prior. The versatile producers have fleshed out the rest of the EP with more spellbinding treats, blending a vast array of styles and influences in the meticulous process and showing us the true extent of their dexterous, shape shifting capabilities. Slow Down Love, which features Connecticut chanteuse Chelsea Cutler on deep sonorous vocals, is a rich thrumming, opaquely hypnotic synthesis on which riveting steel drums add another vivid dimension to the track’s combination of viscous electronica, briery R&B, and inky hip hop. Stream Louis The Child’s Love Is Alive EP in full on Soundcloud below. Buckle in for a fabulous ride through an assortment of soundscapes and emotions.