Louis the Child continue to exert influence on the EDM pop sphere with a string of releases. Their newest, a collaboration with Jacob Banks, is a soulful pop ballad in which the duo forsake their carbonated future bass soundscape for a more downtrodden tune in which Banks lends his heartfelt tenor.
The song, which premiered on Perez Hilton, was part of the official Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack. “Time’s never late it is your currency. Oh, you can spend it how you like,” sings Banks. “Two empty souls won’t fill the vacancy. I know that’s heavy on your mind.”
Louis the Child isn’t typically the first electronic duo that come to mind when Fifty Shades is brought up, but we can’t say we’re too upset they’ve lent their hand to the film.
18 year old up-and-comer Whethan teamed up with fellow Chicago natives Louis the Child to release a surprise collaborative mixtape, Honey. The high profile collaboration sees the two producers experiment with a left of center body of work, one in which their respective production touchstones accent each other in bubbling fashion.
Whether its the carbonated synths on “Monkey Bars,” thick layered bass on “drip drip,” or the atmospheric soundscape of “Synths with Bangs,” the project is an ambitious start to the year for both artists, and does well to catapult both Whethan and Louis the Child further into the electronic stratosphere.
Louis the Child and Whethan are easily two of the most accessible artists in all of EDM. Both of their sounds are inviting, uniqiue, captivating and just powerfully catchy. Louis the Child and Whethan both have been seen a lot together in 2018, and we could instantly tell a three way bromance was brewing. We
“Made this for fun, hope you enjoy!” – Whethan‘s note to fans in his latest bootleg’s SoundCloud description.
The Chicago born producer unveiled his take on Brockhampton’s hit track “Stains.” According to a post on Facebook, this is his favorite track by the All-American Boyband. Whethan adds elements of a trap beat to the original, unfurling high-pitched synths and alternating electronic chords as the bass for a harmonizing flip listeners can easily vibe to.
As thousands of dance music fans made their way onto Holy Ship this year, no one expected quite the b2b excursion as this one. While we’re used to seeing rare alter-alias performances, Josh Pan decided to go back to back with Louis The Chil, A-Trak, and Hotel Garuda during Holy Ship 2018. In addition to
Hailing from Chi-town, DJ/producer Roseville has provided listeners with a rework of the major throwback that is Paramore’s “Misery Business.” The rework maintains the feels of the original, yet adds a contemporary/2018 sound to it. Roseville revives the verses as well as the nostalgic chorus over a steady drum beat that is accompanied by a strong bass-line and bubbling lead. It’s no surprise the producer has gained support from dance music power players and fellow Chicagoians Louis The Child and Whethan.
One day before wrapping up their “Last To Leave” Tour, Louis The Child released their latest track with the same title. The Chicago based duo teamed up with vocalist Caroline Ailin on this project. “Last To Leave” is a laid back track with a Future style sound, which is a classic characteristic of most Louis
There was no word on whether or not it would officially be released, yet it looks like it only took an Instagram story and jam sesh (plus a day or two of waiting) to get the rework out there. The flip is also up for free download on SoundCloud.
The trio use a looped vocal sample from the original, plus some sung and rapped verses, to accompany a deep bass-line and high-pitched key synths. Futon even throws in some funky electric guitar toward the end, topping off the masterpiece.
Future bass phenom-duo Louis The Child is back with single “last to leave” featuring Caroline Ailin, the first release since the duos release of “Right To It” featuring Ashe. On their newest ballad, Louis The Child create an invigorating concoction of tropical and future bass influence in a saccharine synthesis that is ear candy for its listeners. Louis The Child is one of the future bass genre’s most forthright producers, and has been influential in the genres development since Flume popularized it in recent years. “Last To Leave” is a testament to Louis The Child’s workhorse attitude when it comes to production, the duo must never leave the studio.