\\ Watch Louis VI in session for Jazz Standard & Sofar Sounds
Louis VI performed at Jazz Standard‘s first collaborative show with Sofar Sounds. Filmed at Bianca Road Brewery in Peckham, London, watch Louis VI perform Space Dust.
Space Dust is from Louis VI‘s 2016 EP Lonely Road of the Dreamer. He’s been working with a crop of London’s fastest rising artists including Loyle Carner and Knytro, as well as eclectic artist Tom Misch. Against the grain of many hiphop artists, Louis VI is vocal about speaking up about depression and mental health. In an interview with Bonafide Magazine, he says, “I felt I was so alone on the path to try and reach my dream of being a professional musician and that brings a lot of mental battles”.
You may have listened to Louis VI in another guise without realising; his duo project OthaSoul have been gaining momentum with their slick neo-soul tinged sound.
Andrew Ashong and Vula Viel also performed for Jazz Standard and Sofar Sounds first collaboration. Vula Viel – fronted by gyil player Bex Burch – performed new track I Learn in an animated set. Burch says that the track was inspired by insults thrown at a funeral in Ghana. She explains that the experience was liberating, and that she experienced a high after the event. She says, “Rather than pushing ugly stuff under the carpet, the ugly can teach me so much! I’m not interested in sugar coated half truths, I want the real thing”. Read more about the track here.
We’ll be collaborating with Sofar Sounds on more shows around the world. Keep locked with us on social media to find out how you can get tickets.
Check out Louis VI’s EP Lonely Road of the Dreamer here.
JS | Tina Edwards