It’s not uncommon for people and artists alike to discover something new down their path through life. Some find new music, others new instruments and techniques. The story of LOUIV is an intriguing one to say the least. His journey started in Tepic, Mexico and now he’s making his own .wav’s in San Francisco. He’s played for the same crowds that witnessed fantastic artists such as; Rhadoo, Adam Beyer, Oscar Mulero, Ripperton, David Gtronic, Chad Andrew and Agoria to name a few. The young talent has his signature sound and already has a keen passion for it. I myself am a big fan of his minimal sound. It’s easy listening, not too complex and keeps the foundations of every good beat in check. You can hear the essence of underground and the warm feel of lofi noise. What this sound means to me; Great for thinking or writing and ambient sounds for social gatherings. It doesn’t require too much attention either, but you can listen carefully if you choose. The art of minimal is just that, keeping it simple. He’s done a fantastic job at maintaining a clean sound with a range of emotions that touches the basis of many subgenres. I’ll be taking this opportunity to get to know LOUIV better and find out what his plans are for what appears to be a bright future.
Thank you for having Husa Sounds interview you!
Rye Guy: What sparked your passion for music? And for this sound specifically?
Louiv: I always been into music since i was younger because of my parents. I remember I used to listen to New Order, Depeche Mode and Aphex Twin to mention a few, because of them. I’ve been experimenting with music since I was 14, and through the years I’ve discovered new sounds. It wasn’t ‘till I was 18 when I discovered the underground sound and fell in love with it. The fact is it’s pretty smooth. It’s warm and the energy can quite high, that’s what captivated my attention and thats how I started to dig deeper into this kind of sound.
Ruy Guy: Are there any artists that inspire you or motivate you to create the sound you’re after?
Louiv: Andrey Pushkarev, the guys from [a:rip:ar] and Radioslave I’d say are the ones who have influenced me the most.
Rye Guy: Any tracks you’re most proud of or most important to you? (Originals by yourself or tracks by others, list as many as you’d like) Why these tracks specifically?
Louiv: I’d say any track Swayzak produces has a huge impact on me and my work.
Rye Guy: Would you say that the music you chose to get involved with has greatly impacted your life? Can you give us any examples?
Louiv: Yes it has, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some talented people and shared this passion with them. I learned so many things and experienced some of the most amazing moments in my life.
Rye Guy: Looking back at the friends and music you’ve made alongside the hard work you’re constantly putting into your art, how does it all make you feel?
Louiv: It makes me happy to know that there are people I can share the same passion we have for music. Also it’s really amazing how we all motivate each other and bring the best out of one another.
Rye Guy: For the readers and young talent, have you any words of advice you would like to share?
Louiv: Do it because you love it.
Rye Guy: Thank you so much LOUIV for taking the time to complete this interview.
LOUIV continues his work as a resident with Robot Ears as well as P.U.N.C.H.I.S from Denver.
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Article by: Rye Guy