20-track remix package featuring The Knocks, Bee’s Knees and Candyland out now.
Jumpstarted by a cosign from the world’s biggest popstar, Chicago duo Louis The Child are the new rulers of the dance-pop kingdom.
The teenage tandem catapulted into the big leagues last fall when their vibeyvocal singalong “It’s Strange” featuring croons from songstress K.Flay was added to Taylor Swift’s personal list of ‘new songs that will make your life awesome.’ “It’s Strange” quickly climbed the ranks to #1 on HypeM and #2 on Spotify’s viral chart, as well as getting picked up by EA Sports for the FIFA 16 soundtrack. This week, Louis The Child dropped the official music video in which K.Flay leads us on an animated journey into an ultra-saturated dreamscape of green screen fun. The video’s strange world is replete with bouncing city skylines, frolicking horses, dancing TVs, life-size butterflies, flickering rivers of fire, and even joyful dragons.
Today, January 15th, Next Wave Records / Ultra Records releases a 20-track remix package for “It’s Strange” featuring reworks from artists including The Knocks, Bee’s Knees, Candyland, JackLNDN and CRNKN, with artist proceeds from each $3.99 sale benefiting the nonprofit Kiva which works to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Grab your copy of the remixes here.
Louis The Child’s mellifluous catalogue of grooves speaks for itself. Last year the pair of full-time students reupholstered Kaskade’s “Never Sleep Alone” into a shimmering, synthesized opus of uptempo beats, and just this week they dropped dreamy reworks of both Ty Dolla $ign’s “Blasé” and MiikeSnow’s “Genghis Khan.”
After wrapping up their 20+ date headlining North American tour later this month, Louis The Child will stay busy putting the finishing touches on their debut EP due out this spring. And with forthcoming performances at Coachella, Governors Ball and BUKU Music + Art Project, it won’t be long until these rising stars are the leaders of the pack.
Louis The Child Live Dates
Jan 22 - Montreal, PQ - Newspeak
Jan 23 - Toronto, ON - Studio Bar
Jan 29 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East - Downstairs
March 11-12 - New Orleans, LA - BUKU Music + Art Project
Apr 15 - Indio, CA - Coachella
Apr 22 - Indio, CA - Coachella
June 3-5 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
K.Flay Live Dates
Mar 25 - Anchorage, AK - Williwaw
Mar 28 - Holland, NL - Paradiso (Upstairs)
Mar 29 - Amiens, FR - La Lune Des Pirates
Mar 30 - Paris, FR - Divan du Monde
Apr 1 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 (w/ Pvris)
Apr 2 - Norwich, UK - UAE NRLCR (w/ Pvris)
Apr 3 - Gateshead, UK - Riverside (w/ Pvris)
Apr 4 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC (w/ Pvris)
Apr 6 - Manchester, UK - Academy 1 (w/ Pvris)
Apr 7 - London, UK - O2 Forum (w/ Pvris)
Apr 8 - Cardiff, UK - Great Hall (w/ Pvris)
Apr 9 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute (w/ Pvris)