International music producer, DJ, controllerist, violinist and live show designer Laura Escudé aka Alluxe has been an important figure in some of the most revered concerts around the globe, DJing, programming and designing shows for the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Miguel, Charli XCX, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Herbie Hancock, Cat Power, Bon Iver, Drake, The Weeknd, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Childish Gambino and M83. Escudé is a classically trained violinist, an Ableton Certified Trainer and is the CEO of Electronic Creatives, a team of some of the most talented and sought after programmers and controllerists in the business.
Laura's alter ego Alluxe is an electronic music producer/controllerist who uses the most futuristic, hi-tech gear. The expansive sound of Alluxe is complimented by her alluring stage presence complete with custom LED controllers, vocals and violin. Alluxe’s music borrows from both from the classical and modern world. The dramatic builds and gritty razor sharp percussion in her music give a dense big-room cinematic feel, a nod to her classical training. 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.
Her EP Contrast is out now.
PEOPLE HAVE SAID ...
"She has worked on every Kanye West tour since 2009 including this year's Saint Pablo tour, as well as tours for The Weeknd, Bon Iver, Iggy Azalea, Childish Gambino, Charli XCX and Drake among others. Not only is she widely regarded as one of the best in the world at this job but she's one of the only women in this male-dominated 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 Escude. She's hardcore, dude."
- SHIRLEY MANSON, GARBAGE
"After years of balking at the use of computers in our live show, the Ableton system Laura designed for us has completely changed my opinion. Ableton handles everything we need it to and we're still just scratching the surface of what it can do. As opposed to our old setup, I actually get excited about making changes to our live show now! It has left the hardware samplers we'd been using in the dust on every level. It's more flexible, more usable, and way more enjoyable!"
-JOE LESTER, SILVERSUN PICKUPS
"When it came time to take my solo live set to the next level I was referred to Ableton Live sonic scientist Laura Escude. Since she is a musician and producer herself, we started with her showing me some of her techniques and then I brainstormed and built upon those. This led to a brand new way of performing for me, utilizing all kinds of new controllers and software, allowing me to be very improvisational. It was very easy to work with Laura because she gets what I do from an artistic perspective and has the technical knowledge to pull off my unconventional ideas. It was a pleasure for me to work with her and I will again as my live set continues to evolve."