Laura Escudé's "Alluxe" project wields power. She sends you to emotional depths, standing onstage over her controller, unleashing hard-hitting beats, loops, and grooves that cut through on impact. There is even a high chance she has already affected you without your knowledge: the supremely talented electronic music producer, controllerist, violinist and live show designer has programmed and designed groundbreaking shows for some of the biggest names in music from Kanye West to Drake, The Weeknd to Bon Iver. At her core Alluxe is an intense creative mind – a fact evidenced with precision on her new Contrast EP, a sweeping demonstration of the multi-talented woman’s ability to craft moody, emotionally jarring music, equal parts cinematic and four-on-the-floor dance riot. While some artists are eager to slot their music into a specific genre, Alluxe embraces the ambiguity and open-ended possibilities of her tracks dance, hip-hop and groove indebted songs.