Laura Escudé (Los Angeles, CA)
When your everyday CV work reads like a who’s who in the music industry, you know you must be doing something right. International music producer, DJ, controllerist, violinist and live show designer Laura Escudé aka Alluxe has been an important figure in some of the most revered concerts around the globe, programming and designing shows for the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Herbie Hancock, Cat Power, Bon Iver, Drake, The Weeknd, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Childish Gambino and M83. She’s additionally been heard in the background of a few iconic hip hop records, with her string arrangements featured on Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy” tour, violin on the “Watch The Throne” album and on HitBoy’s mixtape HitStory. Meanwhile, she’s also been front-andcenter in the world of music technology, becoming one the first Internationally certified Ableton Live Trainers in 2008, and being the owner and founder of Electronic Creatives, an Ableton Certified Training Center which translates music from the studio to the stage for numerous A-list tours using the hottest new technology.
With Alluxe, Escudé puts focus on her craft as a producer and DJ—she’s alreadyopened for the likes of Garbage and performed at LA’s Low End Theory, in addition to being commissioned for remixes by M83 (‘Steve McQueen’) Poliça (‘Lay Your Cards Out’) and Mr. Hudson (‘Fred Astaire’).Alluxe is ready to take the music scene by storm, not only in sound but in vision. 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 surprise as she mixes original compositions, improvised beats, and violin loops seamlessly with samples from such diverse artists as RL Grime and Machinedrum to Juicy J and Araabmuzik.
"We’re hearing, immersing and haven fallen prey to the siren sound of this producer"
"The ultimate game-changer effortlessly built for the 6 AM warehouse space"
“Alluxe made this remix sound so different from the original: that's what I always look for. I like to be surprised and she definitely brought originality and novelty to the song.”
—Anthony Gonzalez, M83
"The Alluxe take is the most interesting, simply because it’s the most subtle, building tension from fractured vocal loops and dizzying 808 beats."
"Alluxe’s remix of “Lay Your Cards Out” takes on Channy Leaneagh’s original vocals, whom is also apart of GAYNGS, and speeds up the pace for a more danceable tune. What Alluxe especially does best is build on Leaneagh’s vocals and flushes ‘em out just right for one sedating drop (done far better than the original)."
—Silence No Good
"After years of balking at the use of computers in our live show, the Ableton system Laura designed for us has completely changed my opinion. Ableton handles everything we need it to and we're still just scratching the surface of what it can do. As opposed to our old setup, I actually get excited about making changes to our live show now! It has left the hardware samplers we'd been using in the dust on every level. It's more flexible, more usable, and way more enjoyable!"
—Joe Lester, Silversun Pickups
"When it came time to take my solo live set to the next level I was referred to Ableton Live sonic scientist Laura Escudé. Since she is a musician and producer herself, we started with her showing me some of her techniques and then I brainstormed and built upon those. This lead to a brand new way of performing for me, utilizing all kinds of new controllers and software, allowing me to be very improvisational. It was very easy to work with Laura because she gets what I do from an artistic perspective and has the technical knowledge to pull off my unconventional ideas. It was a pleasure for me to work with her and I will again as my live set continues to evolve."
“I am known for working with a band of whizz kid producers, one of whom is a Grammy
award winning legend. But who did we need to call when we were trying to figure out how to translate our record to the stage? That's right! A beautiful blonde slip of a girl by the name of Laura Escudé. She's hardcore, dude.”
—Shirley Manson, Garbage
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