Los Angeles based musician, producer and DJ Alluxe is excited to announce the release of her latest track “On My Own.” The song features Moscow born, LA transplant vocalist Tatiana, of whom The Wall Street Journal writes, “Certain singers have voices that simply command attention, and Tatiana is one of them.” “On My Own” is the second single to be released from the forthcoming Alluxe EP, Contrast due out on 10/28. The five-track collection finds Alluxe experimenting with vocal effects like never before, and utilizing angst and aggression as her ally via the explosive “On My Own,” that according to Alluxe, “is about flying and soaring and standing on your own two feet. It’s about going all in on your passion”
The woman behind Alluxe is multifaceted artist, producer, musician and controller Laura Escudé. Escudé is a classically trained violinist who started to play at the age of five, and was the concertmaster of the Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic just a few years later. While studying violin performance in college she learned to produce, and fell in love with electronic music at George Clinton’s studio in Tallahassee, Florida. Her signature sound is where hip hop meets bass music—banging, futuristic, growling electronic beats. She mixes original compositions, improvised beats, and violin loops seamlessly. Alluxe has been commissioned for remixes by artists such as M83, Polica and Mr. Hudson. Her violin playing can be heard on “Watch the Throne,” on Hit-Boy’s mixtape, Big Grams, Kanye’s Dark Fantasy Tour—the list goes on.
Escudé wears many hats in the music world, one of them being one of the most sought after controllerists in the world of live music. What she does for live shows – which is bring the artist’s album to life on stage – is highly technical and very artistic. She is also one of the only women in her field.
“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
As a controllerist Laura is in charge of all of the music programming—editing all of the music that is played—as well as doing vocal effects live in real time for live shows. Laura has worked on tours ranging from The Weeknd, Bon Iver, Garbage, Iggy Azalea, Kiesza, Herbie Hancock, Porter Robinson, Childish Gambino, the Silversun Pickups, Charli XCX, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Drake, Miguel, every Kanye West tour since 2009 and more. Laura got her start as a controllerist working at Ableton, where she became the very first Certified Trainer in the music-production software program, and helped create and foster Ableton’s certification program.
Due to the demand for her work as a controllerist and live music programmer, Laura started Electronic Creatives – a group of some of the most talented and sought after programmers and controllerists in the business handpicked, and many of them trained by Escudé. Escudé currently holds the title of CEO of Electronic Creatives.
Escudé like any immensely talented creative is always learning and there are no defined lines in between the worlds she works and creates in. “My work as an artist has influenced what I do with those artists,” Escudé offers, “but what they do has also influenced me. I feel like I’ve become a much better performer because of working with these artists: seeing what they do and taking cues from the way they perform no matter the genre. I’m constantly taking certain elements and using them in my show.”
Escudé is currently finishing up work on the Saint Pablo tour and will be performing her own work on select dates and events through out the end of the year.