Alluxe, ANML, Amy Raasch




Amy Raasch

Tue · August 15, 2017

8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)


This event is 21 and over

Future Classical Controllerism
Electronic music producer/controllerist/boss lady Laura Escudé aka Alluxe is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music performance. Her huge sound and fashion-forward look is complimented by her alluring stage presence complete with custom LED controllers, vocals and violin. She never fails to impress as she blends original compositions, improvised beats, and violin loops seamlessly.

Her signature sound fuses hip hop and bass music to create a unique style of forward thinking electronic music. As one of the first Ableton Certified Trainers in the world, she lives and breathes music and technology. Her production skills have earned her commissioned remixes for M83, Polica, and Mr. Hudson, and her violin can be heard on albums by Big Grams, Watch The Throne, Hit Boy, Sage Francis, Solillaquists of Sound and on EastWest’s Quantum Leap Silk sound library.

Alluxe has opened for the likes of Miguel, Garbage, Machinedrum, Robert Rich and Funkstorung and has performed with Miguel, Kiesza, Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea. She has also handled music programming, vocal effects, and designed shows for Kanye West, The Weeknd, Herbie Hancock, Cirque du Soleil, Porter Robinson, Drake, Bon Iver, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Silversun Pickups, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea and many more.

Her EP Contrast is out now.
Cinematic Avant-Pop

"Armed with a distinctive voice and a compassionate understanding of the world around her, Canadian born, California based singer/songwriter/producer and activist ANML (formerly Lila Rose), isn’t afraid to walk the edge and dive deep.
Having song placements in mainstream television series such as Lucifer, The Royals, Wentworth, VICE, BULL, So You Think You Can Dance, the soundtrack for the trailer for VICELANDS’ World of Sports, and Black Market, among others, ANML is beginning to hit the subconscious of listeners internationally.
Amy Raasch
Amy Raasch
AMY RAASCH is a media installation artist based in Los Angeles whose interdisciplinary work spans music, film, theatre, and technology. Her animated short film Cat Bird Coyote was named an Official Selection of sixteen film festivals and winner of the Big Apple and Los Angeles International Film Festivals. Her songs have appeared in a variety of projects, including Sony Classics release The Diary Of A Teenage Girl. Her new one-woman show The Animal Monologues, named Best of the Son of Semele Solo Creation Festival, plays New York City autumn 2018 as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival and opens in Los Angeles in late October as part of the Solo Queens Festival at the Bootleg Theater. Kitty Decides, her surreal music video that unpacks the international obsession with the online feline, has amassed thousands of views, garnered funds for no-kill animal shelters, and has become a rallying cry heard at Women’s Marches.

On her most recent project, GIRLS GET COLD, Raasch explores disconnectedness in the era of connection. It includes an album of quirky electronic pop, theatrical storytelling, and videos rife with whimsical cultural references and societal, personal, and sexual commentary. The title evokes both sadness and sexiness; the album’s production is an amalgam of earthy organic instrumentation and adventurous otherworldly electronic textures; plots and subplots rub up against each other; and the album comes to life with a clutch of videos and other media installations.

The album’s ambitious and intrepid production aesthetic belies its homegrown tracking methodology. Amy and producer David Poe (Regina Specktor, Kraig Jarret Johnson, Grace Kelly) recorded the album in her Venice Beach apartment, building evocative soundscapes from a muted piano, an old flute, a messed up electric guitar, and by hitting her radiator with a belt of nails. “That was cathartic,” she says, laughing good-naturedly. “I had to repaint.”

When friends were in town, they lent their many talents on the album. Non-apartment contributions came from Jebin Bruni (Aimee Mann, Me’Shell Ndegeocello) on keyboards, John “Scrapper” Sneider (Curtis Stigers, Angela McCluskey) on trumpet, Louis Schwadron (Sky White Tiger, Polyphonic Spree) on French horn, Victor Indrizzo (Rufus Wainwright, Avril Lavigne) on drums, and Doug Yowell (Joe Jackson, Duncan Sheik) on percussion.
Tracks like “Straight Boys” and “Kitty Decides” lighten the mood with jaunty musicality and hilariously sinister theatricality. “Kitty Decides” is a revelation in absurdist humor and puckishly inventive, retro-futuristic electro-pop. “Straight Boys” is infectiously catchy with springy piano and a playful quandary. A spare yet instantly appealing track, the tune examines unconsciously habituated sexual politics with cheeky humor. “We’re in an unprecedented moment, where men and women alike have a unique opportunity to re-examine entrenched assumptions about how we relate to each other, and make a change,” says Raasch; “I’m excited to be part of the cultural reset.”
GIRLS GET COLD, out now, continues to evolve online and through live performance installations.
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039