Acclaimed Artist. Punk. Songwriter. Kinkster. DJ. Sex-Positive Feminist. Label Boss. Equestrian. Producer. Poet. Upsetter. Cover Girl. Spiritual healer. New Yorker in Paris… Not the typical girl next door, unless you happen to live in the apartment next to Louisahhh…
Writing songs, singing and playing instruments from the age of 13; Louisahhh’s early influences were largely drawn from punk, rock, industrial, and goth bands such as NIN, Smashing Pumpkins, John Frusciante, Front 242, Garbage and Iggy Pop with a sprinkling of classical composers like Beethoven and Mozart.
In her late teens, Louisahhh snuck into NYC’s underground clubs like Misshapes, Trash and Motherf*cker parties with fake IDs before making a name for herself as a DJ in the mid 2000’s.
Moving to Paris in 2013, at the request of Bromance Records, Louisahhh released two solo EPs for the label Transcend (2013) and Shadow Work (2016), leading to the cover of DJ Mag billed as “Techno’s Next Superstar and holding residencies for BBC Radio 1 and Australia’s Triple J.
2015 saw the co-founding of the RAAR label together with French producer and frequent collaborative partner Maelstrom; the ethos of the label grounded in ‘techno for punks, punk for techno-heads’. Louisahhh’s other notable collaborations include Dave Clarke, Chromeo, Brodinski, Danny Daze and Lapalux, as well as remixing artists such as TR/ST, Christophe and dOP,
In 2017, after the release of the seminal EP A Trap I’ve Built, Louisahhh continued to tour globally, headlinining or alongside peers like Maya Jane Coles, Ellen Allien, Miss Kittin, Magda, Adam Beyer, Dave Clarke, Gesaffelstein and Paula Temple, delivering mixes to acclaimed platforms from Boiler Room to NTS
Having released 2019’s lauded “Silence is Violence”, “Winter” and “Vital Energy” singles (in collaboration with Maelstrom), Louisahhh is now putting the final touches to her debut album anticipated in early 2020. This record will explore complex themes ranging from sobriety and addiction through explorations of surrender, freedom and hope to candidly discussing kink and BDSM, sex, death and power. In this way, the artist openly develops and hones a self-described ‘feminist submissive’ archetype; seemingly paradoxical yet demonstrated with candor and grace.
Indeed, with influences from the arts ranging from Paul Auster, Frank O’Hara and Gwendolyn Brooks to her musicals icons Patti Smith, Karen O, Shirley Manson and Siouxie Sioux, Lousahhh’s creative DNA is printed from a long line of joyful upsetters . Trust when we say that in Louisahhh, punk has truly found its next heroine. xx