What is the inspiration behind this EP? How did you come up with the name?
The inspiration came about in the early months of 2021 when I was reminiscing about
my time in Paris. It was a memorable visit and remembered the city’s sophistication and beauty with hints of darkness. Louvre name didn’t come into play until I started working with the vocals. It brought all the elements together giving it a seductive and melancholic vibe.
How did you overcome challenges to this EP? If there were any.
Creating music and releasing this style of sound can be challenging when we think of the dance floor music. This EP is a bit more on the experimental side, and showcases a deeper range of my sound designs. It’s meant to be thoughtfully played in a set to create a memorable moment in the night.
How did you decide on artists who would remix/Collab? And what do you think of the end result?
Maldesoule offered a selection of artist’s who regularly work with Mango Alley. I didn’t hesitate when Aeron was mentioned. I’ve heard his releases before and was happy with the direction he went with the remix. First time hearing it I was enamored by sound design and knew it was going to be received well by listeners. Label Boss Haen was a no brainer when selecting the remixer for Mia Dia. His sound designs has caught my attention for some time. Haen’s remix of Mia Dia was done with elegance. His use of the stems from the original and putting his own style on them shines through.
How did you decide on the label who releases your music? How did you find match in this label where your EP is releasing?
Having worked with Mango Alley in 2021 with the remix of ‘Just the Times - https://www.beatport.com/track/just-the-times/15891284’ , I demo’d a few tracks to Mango and he chose these two as the EP. Originally set to release on Mango Alley, we decided to release on Maldesoul since the tracks are bit more on the experimental side.
An instrument or device that has been monumental in this EP? And why?
Two essentials here were the Moog Sub 37 and Pigments. Pigments using it’s wavetables can be heard in Mia Dia and the Moog was used thoroughly on both tracks. I use the Moog on almost every track of mine when it comes creating basslines/leads. Pigments routing and wavetables offer wild sounds.
How soon can we expect your next release and what is that going to be about?
This release is out on 23/6/2022, and I have a few releases scheduled for the remainder of the year Some of those tracks are being tested on dance floors around the world.