Alluxe wields power. To send you to emotional depths, standing onstage over her controller, unleashing hard-hitting beats, loops and grooves that cut through on impact. To send your head into a tailspin via her fine-tuned studio concoctions — a mélange of vocal swirls, avant-garde affects and manipulated melodies. The talented artist, producer, DJ, controllerist, violinist and live show designer has programmed and designed groundbreaking shows for some of the biggest names in music; from Kanye West to Drake, The Weeknd to Bon Iver.
At her core, however, Alluxe, born Laura Escudé, has an intensely creative mind — as evidenced on her new Contrast EP, a sweeping demonstration of the multi-talented woman’s ability to craft moody, emotionally jarring music, equal parts cinematic and four-on-the-floor dance riot. “It’s a bit outside the box and that’s what I’m going for,” Alluxe says of the five-track collection that finds her experimenting with vocal effects like never before, using brash sound and massive movement on the full-bore “Work My Body,” and utilizing angst and aggression on the explosive “On My Own.” “It’s about flying and soaring and standing on your own two feet,” she says of the Tatiana-assisted cut. “It’s about being recognized as an artist.”
An Ableton Certified Trainer, Alluxe is a wizard behind the boards – a widely recognized pioneer in the utilization of technology for musical creation: yes, when not creating her own music, opening shows behind the decks for the likes of Miguel and Garbage or performing alongside Kiesza and Iggy Azalea, she’s dreaming up ever-expanding sonic concepts with her company, Electronic Creatives, for a diverse array of the most iconic artists on the planet including Jay Z, Herbie Hancock and Cat Power.
Check her out! https://youtu.be/RerGdljod2U…
Rising Berklee artists Alisse Laymac and Tal Flora open.
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