Laura Escudé
Laura Escudé
Electronic Musicians - Composer - Live Show Designer

Electronic Musician - Composer - Live Show Designer

 

WORK

 

Biography

     

     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.

 
 

Press

 

Electronic Musician - Five Questions: Laura Escudé

An Interview with the LA Musician, ALLUXE on her wild musical ride so far!

Alluxe Turns Rockwood Music Hall Into An Arena

Audiofanzine: From Violins to Ableton

Hypebae - Meet Laura Alluxe Escudé, Live Show Controllerist and Programmer for Kanye West, The Weeknd & More

In Tune Magazine

Reddit: Alluxe, Controllerist of the Yeezus Tour

Paper Mag: She Just Tore It Up

LA Weekly: Women's Audio Mission Inspires Women Producers

LA Weekly: Where Are the Women in EDM?

Creator's Project: Porter Robinson Gives Details On His Upcoming Tour

Create Digital Music: Interview: Music Production Guru and Violinist Laura Escudé

Dubspot: Interview: Alluxe aka Laura Escudé (Electronic Creatives) on Performance, Working w/ Kanye, M83 +

Noisey: Meet Alluxe, Controllerist for the Yeezus Tour and Soon, Your Mind

The Music Producer's Survival Stories: Interviews with Veteran, Independent, and Electronic Music Professionals

Ask Audio: Interview Ableton Certified Trainer Laura Escudé

Audio Technology: Bringing Records to Live

Livid Instruments Presents: Alluxe

LA Weekly: New Tumblr Documents Women and Their Music Gear

Earmilk: Alluxe Rytmus Premiere

Bon Iver Transposes New Recordings From Studio To Stage

LA Weekly: Laura Escudé OZ Behind the Curtain

Life & Times Premiere: Alluxe Brain Trust

Vibe: Listen To Alluxe Hear My Call

XLR8R: Laura Escudé Pororoca

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

     “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 Escudé. 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 Escudé. 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 lead 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." — Herbie Hancock

 

     "I thought I knew Ableton Live until I met Laura.  Turns out I had a lot to learn.  She’s one of the first to actually certify some of today's best Ableton certified trainers.  She can really help you put your act together."  Patrick Kelley, Cirque du Soleil

 

"We’re hearing, immersing and haven fallen prey to the siren sound of this producer" — Vibe Magazine

 

"The ultimate game-changer effortlessly built for the 6 AM warehouse space" — Earmilk

 

     “Alluxe made this remix sound so different from the original: that's what I always look for. I like to be surprised and she definitely brought originality and novelty to the song.” — Anthony Gonzalez, M83

 

     "The Alluxe take is the most interesting, simply because it’s the most subtle, building tension from fractured vocal loops and dizzying 808 beats." — Paste Magazine

 

     "Alluxe’s remix of “Lay Your Cards Out” takes on Channy Leaneagh’s original vocals, whom is also apart of GAYNGS, and speeds up the pace for a more danceable tune. What Alluxe especially does best is build on Leaneagh’s vocals and flushes ‘em out just right for one sedating drop (done far better than the original)." — Silence No Good

 
 

Presentations

 
 

CV

 

 

education

UCLA Extension Film Scoring program

Florida State University BA Violin Performance with Business Minor

Vanderbilt University Violin Performance

 

 
 

specialties

Ableton Live (Ableton Certified Trainer)

Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Native Instruments

Music Technology + Programming for Studios and Tours

Electronic Music Production + Remixes

Film Scoring & Sound Design

String Arrangement + Recordings

 

 
 

live shows

2017 Logic Everybody Tour (Live Show Design, Programming)

2016 Kanye West St. Pablo Tour (Programming Design)

2016 Charli XCX (DJ, Programming)

2016 Demi Lovato (Programming)

2015-2016 Miguel (DJ, Programming)

2015 Iggy Azalea (DJ, Musical Direction, playback)

2015 Kiesza (DJ)

2015 Becky G (Musical Direction)

2015 Kanye West (playback + vocal effects)

2014 Porter Robinson (live show design)

2013-2014 Kanye West Yeezus + one offs (playback + vocal effects)

2014 Mike Posner (playback, controller design)

2014 Selena Gomez (playback)

2014 The Crystal Method (playback, controller design)

2013-2014 The Weeknd (playback)

2013 Becky G (playback design)

2013 Solange (playback design)

2013 Yeah Yeah Yeahs (keyboard + sfx design)

2011-2012 Kanye West + Jay-Z “Watch The Throne” tour (playback + vocal effects)

2012 Kanye West “Dark Fantasy” shows (playback, vocal effects)

2012 Childish Gambino (playback, keyboard + drum sampling—design)

2012 Cat Power (playback, keyboard + drum sampling—design)

2012 Silversun Pickups (playback, keyboard + drum sampling—design)

2012 Garbage (playback, keyboard + drum sampling—design)

2011 Kanye West + Jay-Z “Watch The Throne” tour (playback + vocal effects)

2011 Kanye West“Dark Fantasy” tour (vocal effects)

2011 Bon Iver (vocal effects +keyboard sampling—design)

2011 M83 (vocal effects—design)

2011 Herbie Hancock “Solo Piano” (custom controller design, playback, keyboards—design)

2011 Cirque du Soleil “IRIS” (playback—design)

2011 Wayne Linsey (playback, controller design—design)

2010 Drake “Away From Home” tour (playback)

2009 Kanye West “Glow in the Dark” tour (playback—design)

2009 Cirque du Soleil’s ELVIS (playback)

2009 Niyaz European Tour(playback, sound design, violin)

 

 
 

PRODUCTION/ COMPOSITION

2017 Fervor (single)

2016 Contrast (EP)

2015 Stay The Same ft. Mr MFN eXquire (single)

2014 Hold U ft. Sister Crayon (single)

2014 New Beat Fund – Get Up (Alluxe Official Remix)

2013 NOMAD (EP) 

2013 Mr. Hudson – Fred Astaire (Alluxe Official Remix)

2012 M83 – Steve McQueen (Alluxe Official Remix)

2012 Polica – Lay Your Cards Out (Alluxe Official Remix)

2012 Music Producer for Yemi A.D., choreographer for Kanye West

2010 Pororoca (critically acclaimed LP)

2010 Visa

2010 Electric Daisy Carnival interstitial video sound design

2010 Lightning in a Bottle DJ Mix competition Runner Up

2007 Lovewrecked film

2005 Red is the Color Of film

 

 
 

Violin

2015 Big Grams "Goldmine Junkie"

2012 Hit-Boy HitStory mixtape

2011 Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy” tour H.A.M. Intro -arrangement and recording

2011 Kanye West & Jay-Z“Watch The Throne” on “Made in America”

2011 90210 TV Show

2010 Google Cloud Conference

2010 EastWest’s Quantum Leap Silk sound library

2010 Dancing With the Stars with Jason Derulo

2009 Power of the Game documentary

2007 PlatEAU “Kushbush”

2007 Sage Francis “Human The Death Dance”

2007-2008 Torrance Symphony

2004-2008 Santa Monica Symphony

 
 
 
 

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