Continuing upon the cross-media mission of her label RAAR, Louisahhh’s latest EP A Trap I’ve Built is meant to create a bridge, in both theme and feel, between Louisahhh’s previous dancefloor oriented tracks and a more live-sounding, post-alternative industrial pop.
A Trap I’ve Built is an intentionally brutal body of work. Wading through murky themes of rape culture, addiction, masochism and deprivation, whatever isn’t explicitly lyricised bleeds through in a sonic ambush. It is my intention that listening to these songs, or djing them, should be an experience that leaves the audience a little shaken up, something they can feel in their teeth. I hope that ‘A Trap I’ve Built’ is delighted in because (not in spite) of the fact that it is upsetting.
Raised in an atmosphere bursting with passion for music, Louisa Pillot akak Louisahhh started singing and playing instruments at an early age before discovering a passion for DJing. Starting at age 17, sneaking into New York City clubs with fake IDs, she has since honed a style that is hard but deep, tough but tender.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Louisahhh became half of house-centric production duo NYCPARTYINFO, releasing records with Throne of Blood, Nurvous and Young Adults. However, it wasn’t until Danny Daze requested some that Louisahhh’s talents as a singer and songwriter began to shine, gaining more notoriety as modern classic Your Everything climbed the deep house charts.
Amidst this whirlwind of excitement, a fateful meeting of French techno wonderkid, Brodinski spiraled into a fast friendship and eventual collaboration for Brodinski’s young label, Bromance Records. With Let The Beat Control Your Body and Nobody Rules The Streets becoming peak-time anthems, and explosive vocal collaborations in the realms of both deep house and techno, Louisahhh was getting ready to release her own productions into the world.
2013 brings about Louisahhh’s first serious solo EP Transcend on Bromance records quickly following by 3 collab EPs with fellow French producer Maelstrom in 2014 and early 2015. Supported by dynamic, emotional, ferocious DJ sets rife with technical finesse, Louisahhh maintains that ‘she is thrilled to be alive’, and that her music is an active expression of this. Her second solo EP Shadow Work for Bromance came out last September. In the meantime, she launched her own imprint, RAAR, in collaboration with Maelstrom. The very first EP was released in November 2015 (with a new project led by techno legend Dave Clarke). In October 2016, she released another collaborative record with Maelstrom called Listen/Hurry.