LOUQUE is Dustan Louque, a musical auteur traversing the country in his ‘87 Westfalia. He is a Louisiana native born in St. James Parish, yet he got his music start in Brooklyn (2001) in his home studio layering sounds and song over beats. His first album "So Long" caught the attention of a major label. He signed with Lava/Atlantic and released his first record having only played a few live shows prior. This relationship lead Louque into 2 years of touring and selling his music to film.
It is often realized that less is more. Louque felt his own less-is-more calling and he separated himself from the fast changing music/major label industry.
Today he travels and performs year round connecting on a more personal level with fans of his music. He performs solo at times, but often plays and travels with classical pianist Margaret Hebert, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. A shared love of classical and New Wave music has inspired a new collaboration and they recorded their first song "Beneath The Cherie Moon" in 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35EzZVZhLDQ). The two recently relocated from New Orleans to Lafayette.
With effective explorations in time and space, Helio Parallax presents a sound deeply rooted in spiritual
expression. True analog electronic music (no laptops) with cinematic landscapes (think Blade Runner
meets Miles Davis’ Elevator To The Gallows sound track) anchored by deep dub/hip hop beats with skilled
instrumentation to create an atmospheric landscape coined “Sci Fi Dub Noir”.
Josh Werner (Wu Tang, Lee Scratch Perry, Cocorosie, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band) brings a concept
of Sci fi Dub Noir, performing visions of dub, hip hop and free jazz, with production and compositions directly
from a lineage of futuristic collisionist thought. As Bass Player magazine (March 2014) said, “ Josh Werner
has re-emerged with a project that spotlights his masterful dub playing.”
Multi-instrumentalist and producer Takuya Nakamura (Geroge Russell, Arto Lindsey,Cocorosie, Quincy Jones)
blends a new brand of Jazz, lo-fi analog and Hi-fi Digital space techno to his style of composition and
production. His ethereal trumpet playing establishing a cinematic landscape of sound which evokes futuristic
expressionistic moods throughout...
Dub specialist/beat maker Marihito Ayabe (Dub Nomads, Chimp Beams, and Shing02) offers a blend of hip hop
and reggae programming with Atmoshperic Sound Design.
21+, 8pm doors
WONDERS OF NATURE
131 GRAND STREET
L to Bedford
J, M to Marcy
G, L to Metropolitan/Grand