Le Loup(Hold Youth, Eklo, Half Baked) - Paris/Paname, France
Le Loup is one of those standout names amongst the current crop of young Parisian talent, sweeping the globe with his warm, groove-led productions and dance-inducing sets. A lover of Detroit techno, funk, jazz, and hip-hop, expertly drawing on all facets of house music to create his own fresh and distinct sound.
It’s no surprise he was snapped up by Wolf + Lamb before his 21st birthday to release his debut EP ‘See Line’, nor so that he was later chosen to rework dOP’s ‘After Party’ on Life and Death. As his production style evolved, further notable productions came on the more underground-lead imprints Get The Curse and Eklo, the latter becoming home to the first double vinyl EP ‘4 My Homie’ for both artist and label, and garnering support from the scene’s opinion-leading heads.
In 2011 Le Loup launched Hold Youth with close friend Seuil, an open-minded, vinyl-only label, for DJs, collectors and true music lovers, releasing giants like Rick Wade to newcomers S3A as well as their own material. Also developing the Hold Youth ethos into a DJing partnership, the pair has been educating the ears of the discerning raver from fabric London to Rex Club Paris, where they hold down a residency inviting the likes of Half Hawaii, Nail, Audio Werner or Kyle Hall to share the decks.
Hot in demand as a solo DJ, Le Loup has entertained the dancefloors of DC10 Ibiza, to Club Der Visionaere Berlin to Concrete Paris, as well as regular resident slots for the hedonistic Half Baked London crew, for whom he featured on their newly launched label’s debut EP.
Currently focusing on the managing of Hold Youth label and the ever-refining of his own sounds and sets, it is clear Le Loup has matured from fresh-faced, aspiring artist into an esteemed member of the underground’s elite. Next up, look out for a double EP coming with Seuil on Hold Youth, plus news of a new residency of music and revelry in Paris.
- Fasten Musique