Norwich born Brett Ewels aka DJ Louis La Roche highly 80’s influenced single ‘Dive (ft. HEDDIE)’ falls directly off of his new album Saturday Night Griever, via Ever After Records. La Roche’s music has over 40 million Youtube streams altogether. He has done official remixes for acclaimed acts like Basement Jaxx, Aeroplane, Lemaitre, Fred Falke, and BAYNK.
Other successes the artist has received include his long-running relationship with BBC Radio, being featured in the show by BBC Radio 1’s producers Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, MistaJam, Kissy Sellout, Benji B, Jaymo & Andy George, Diplo & Friends, Huw Stephens; BBC Radio 2’s Ana Matronic; and BBC Radio Cymru. Outside of BBC Radio, he has been supported by radio stations including Kiss FM, KCRW’s Jason Bentley and the Australian radio station Triple J. La Roche draws influence from artists like Prince, Michael Jackson, James Murphy, Daft Punk, Mylo, Soulwax, Fred Falke, Stuart Price. His resulting sound can be compared to the work of Dimitri From Paris, The Weeknd, and the work of Michael Jackson(especially in his song ‘Dive’). ‘Dive (ft. HEDDIE) shines bright with its sexual energy in the implied lyrics, 80’s electronic embellishments, and a contemporary melodic beat.
Louis La Roche fills us in on the process of creating the album, “Saturday Night Griever was written from April 2017 – June 2019. I set out to make this a collaboration record, with vocals on every song. It’s very much a Pop record, which is something I’ve delved in but not fully explored before. All the collaborations were done remotely except one, which was recorded at The Old Hit Factory in London. The albums title and opening track were inspired by what I was reading in 2017 about UK music venues closing, nightclubs struggling and people not going out as much as they used to.”
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