Louis Guilliaume

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Lose yourself in the music, to find yourself again. Rotterdam-based, but a shapeshifter of different dimensions, Louis Guilliaume loses himself in between the grooves…caught in the space between one beat and the next…

“There's no better high and energy rush you get when you stand in front of a crowd. Sometimes after a great gig I have so much energy I can't sleep for a day or so. With the live shows it's a totally different thing. I am more nervous because everything that will come out of my setup is new, no recognisable tracks…only new material…and that feeling for me is intense.”

Lose yourself in the music, to find yourself again. Rotterdam-based, but a shapeshifter of different dimensions, Louis Guilliaume loses himself in between the grooves…caught in the space between one beat and the next…

Influenced by Detroit and Chicago, bred in school-of-hard-knocks Rotterdam, and long-time resident playing dance and disco sets (E.D.D, NV Opslag and Bootleg DJ Café – Rotterdam) since 1997, Louis Guilliaume has found himself now among label families such as Skudge White, Syncom Data, Midnight Shift, Sound Travels, Teng Records, Seldom Felt and Glasgow Underground.

Armed with his choice of gear MPC2000XL with 8 outputs and an FX card, his tracks have been described as “raw”, “drum machine aerobic” workouts and “pure electronic funk from a gifted soul” – shuffling techno and house with vox samples, acid, sound FX and crunchy gravel underfoot picked up from his lost excursions. Rough on the exterior but with a soulful interior.

Take for example his debut ‘Soulpoint’ LP, released on Syncom Data in 2008. Both were created at a time when the producer had hit rock bottom. Recently dumped, disappointed and filled with aggression, desires but fortunately for us, some hopes and dreams. Tracks like ‘Beyond the Stars’ and his own remixes (Syncom Lock mix and Heat of the Storm mix) stand out for these reasons.

In between first making scratches on his mother’s Mantovani records to his wellreceived productions and performances at Berghain (Berlin), Sub Club (Glasglow) for a mini Seldom Felt tour, and headlining and sharing a love for Bohannon with legend Carl Craig at the International Film Festival (Rotterdam, 2004), Louis also studied sound engineering at SAE and released a debut LP ‘Electronic Generation’ on his own label, Sonasty Productions in 2005.

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Albums

Louis Guilliaume - Soulpoint album art Louis Guilliaume Soulpoint (Album) SD Records Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Louis Guilliaume - On The Grid album art Louis Guilliaume On The Grid (EP) SD Records Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
TNG009 Louis Guilliaume - Sweet Dreams EP album art Louis Guilliaume Sweet Dreams EP(12", EP) TENG TNG009 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ST007 Louis Guilliaume - Unknown Forces EP album art Louis Guilliaume Unknown Forces EP(12") Soundtravels ST007 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
RUFFDRAFT 03 Louis Guilliaume - Ruff Draft 03 album art Louis Guilliaume Ruff Draft 03(12") Ruff Draft RUFFDRAFT 03 UK 2014 Sell This Version
BF29 Louis Guilliaume - Born Free 29 album art Louis Guilliaume Born Free 29(12", Maxi) Born Free Records BF29 Sweden 2017 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

LWE017 Louis Guilliaume - LWE Podcast 17 album art Louis Guilliaume LWE Podcast 17(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 192) Little White Earbuds LWE017 US 2009

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