Already making great strides in the electronic pop scene, production duo Louis the Child has been killing it since its inception. From the globally renowned festival Coachella to their first-ever European tour, 2018 has proven to be a busy yet productive year for the Chicago-based duo. Having demonstrated their own unique workings of future bass and determination to instill their optimism and passion for life into their craft, Louis the Child has quickly rose through the ranks as one of the most successful EDM acts out there.
Scheduled to appear at the highly anticipated Good Vibes Festival 2018, we at August Man Malaysia had the opportunity to speak to Robert Hauldren and Frederic Kennett, the duo that make up Louis the Child. During an interview session, Louis the Child were asked about the origin of their name, their most memorable night out, as well as their favourite thing about touring.
What’s the story behind your name?
We went on Wikipedia and hit the “random article” button a bunch of times and eventually Louis The Child popped up. He was a king of East Francia in 900 A.D.
What is your group dynamic like?
Between the two of us, Freddy is more music focused and Robby is more live focused, but we both collaborate on both together. It’s really nice having two people because we’re able to bounce ideas off of each other and we each bring different things to the table.
What’s your favourite thing about touring?
Getting to meet fans from all over the world and connect with people. It’s really amazing to travel and see new places and see how our music affects people. We love meeting new people and exploring.
What single night out has been the most memorable for you?
Playing Lollapalooza in Chicago was one of the most memorable experiences for us. We were born and raised there so getting the opportunity to play at the biggest festival in our city was crazy. There were so many people there and we had a ton of our friends in the crowd too.
If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?
That’s such a tough question. Maybe 2016? Or whatever year Graduation by Kanye West came out.
We’re sure everyone’s excited for what you’re planning for Good Vibes. What can we expect from that?
People can expect to hear lots of cool VIPs and edits of our songs that they can only hear at a Louis The Child show. We’ll probably play some new unreleased music too. Also expect us to have lots of energy and fun on stage.
What’s the rest of the year going to be like for you?
We plan to release as much new music as we can.