Kicking off our brand new DJ Talks: Interview Series, Team Cozmic had the amazing opportunity to crawl inside Louisa Pillot AKA Louisahhh!!!'s mind and get some new insight from a global star and one of the best in the business. Coming at the world live from Paris Via NYC Louisahhh!!! gives us the straight goods on how its really done and what it all means..
Dj Name: LOUISAHHH!!!
Years in the Game: Since '04
Quick PIck Bio:
Warrior queen, born in NYC, based in Paris via Los Angeles. Co-founder of RAAR, former khaleesi of now defunct Bromance. Thrilled to be alive.
Best DJ experience you have had
impossible to answer. we get to do what we love for a living, this is one of the greatest gifts a life can offer. the most recent great experience was ending up at a sweaty warehouse playing a secret set at a halloween fetish club after the money gig, getting to serenade a bunch of kinky ghouls losing their shit on the dance floor. utter joy and freedom.
Worst DJ experience you have had
there are, of course, the bad days, when it feels impossible to connect with the crowd, like no one cares or likes what you're doing, when you're burnt out and exhausted and lonely. the last time this happened was about a month ago, on the anniversary of a friend's death, when the crowd was great but the sound sucked and I just couldn't get into the vibe, my grief felt overwhelming, and I spent the majority of the set trying not to cry. djs are human too, hah.
industrial, techno, punk
Best advice you could give to new DJs starting out now
don't try to sound like anyone else. try to sound like the best version of yourself.
3 things you did that changed the DJ game for you
started making music, moved to france, worked on my strengths and asked for help with the stuff i suck at
Favorite trend in the Dj world right now
the EDM bubble is bursting, making way for more interesting, sustainable dance music culture.
Mixtapes: yes / no
Requests yes/ no
not unless your ideas are better than mine.
Streaming your sets live yes/no
for special occasions (Boiler Room, Cercle, etc, sure. Also for home recording of mixes because it prevents me from playing 75 songs an hour. An audience is good for patience.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
My goals for the coming months are releasing my first album, doing a live show surrounding that, coming out with a ton of music on RAAR, continuing to grow in understanding and effectiveness.
Thing that sets you apart from other djs in your opinion
Ferocity, feminine power, voice, heart.
Shit you wish people would stop saying to DJs
people can say what they say, i'm gonna do what i do.
#1 DJ myth
this job is easy, this job is hard.
Residencies/ upcoming events
nov 23 ROOM CLUB Poitiers (France)
dec 1 PARADISO Amsterdam nl
dec 7 NUITS FAUVES Paris (France)
dec 11-15 FRIENDSHIP miami-Bahamas USA
dec 21 BIKINI CLUB Toulouse (France)
What's next for you?
Today? gym, horses, trying to write a damn song, recover from jetlag..
Anything else you wanna share?
i love you very much.
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