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Le Loup is renowned for his warm, groove-led productions and avant-garde sound, establishing a sterling reputation both on the decks and in the studio. A lover of Detroit techno, funk, jazz, and hip-hop, his style was inspired by the first and second wave of Detroit and Chicago pioneers expertly drawing on all facets of the music he loves to create his own fresh and distinct sound. With the launch of his label Shadow Play, Le Loup has added a further string to his bow, exploring his A&R capabilities and showcasing his curatorial skills.

Le Loup was snapped up by New York party starters Wolf + Lamb to release his debut EP ‘See Line back in 2009. As his production style evolved, further notable productions came on imprints such as Eklo, demonstrating Le Loup’s capabilities as a purveyor of high quality house music with a unique touch, drawing on a variety of influences to cultivate his own sonic identity.

In 2011 Le Loup launched Hold Youth with close friend Seuil, a vinyl-only label with an open-minded ethos, releasing tracks for DJs, collectors and true music lovers. The label has been an outlet for releases from some of the scene’s best-known luminaries as well as up and coming artists together with the duo’s own material. The pair have also delivered their sultry sounds at a variety of influential venues around the world including a residency at the infamous Rex Club in their hometown, Paris.

Also respected as a solo selector Le Loup has worked his magic for an extensive list of the world’s most famous dance floors including regular slots for the hedonistic London crew Half Baked, where he is a resident.

Constantly investing his energy into uncovering old gems and fresh new talent, Le Loup recently transferred his A&R skills into launching his own label Shadow Play. Inspired by Le Loup’s love of art and jazz, he conceived the label with partner in crime Pura in 2016. The aim is to release music from friends and artists who inspire them, with the catalogue so far comprised releases from Le Loup himself, a collab with Chris Carrier plus a superb reissue from nineties hero Scott Edward, with lots more forthcoming.

With a new solo EP due very soon and a clear, impassioned focus on his key projects, together with a busy tour schedule, Le Loup remains one of the jewels in Paris’ crown. An artist who has matured from fresh-faced, aspiring artist into a lifelong member of the underground elite.