THE BLACK BOX PRESENTS: MANU LOUIS.
18 June, 2022Time
Doors open 8PMCost
£7/£5 BB MembersEvent over
Saturday 18th June // Doors 8pm // 18+
£7 (£5 BB Members)
Support to be announced
“Manu Louis is a Belgian with a subversive spring in his step” Late Junction, BBC
“More colourful than a unicorn vomiting a rainbow” GONZAI
“The braggart of Kitsch.” LIBERATION
“Pop fantastique et Fantasque” France Culture”Funky, funny and now and then a little churned up. Like a dignified evening in the Berlin nightlife” CURT (Deu)
Belgium born, Berlin based, Manu Louis returns to The Black Box with a village of electronic instruments and video projections from pop stars or animals to deliver passionate performances that eventually switches gears into an impromptu discotheque.
His music mixes high and low culture to create provocative and decontextualized juxtapositions. His general blueprint remains the same throughout all of his efforts, but the ingredients he uses may vary: from dissident chanson française, genial dilettante, avant-garde composer, new beat, old hit, art-pop & hard bop.
The last five years, Manu released 2LP : Cream Parade (2019) & Kermesse Machine (2016) on Igloo Records, 4 EP & performed at over 400 festivals and clubs across Europe and Asia.
Recent collaborations include : visual artists Escif (Coltan Major Harmonics 2019) & Systaime, Garrett List’30 piece chamber orchestra Orchestra Vivo, Chinese singer/composer Song Yuzhe (Dawanggang) and electronic acts Front de Cadeaux & Too Smooth Christ (Cream Parade Remixes 2020.)
“Louis tackles the social and political currents that run through this release with spirited satire, much like Zappa did back in the 80s, which is to say that the super- funky sounds veil existential observations” God is in the TV (U.K.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5P41smeeOk 2019 Internet Video by Arnau Pascual Ledesma & Cassandra Cameo
https://youtu.be/SJIUWhxtFL 2019 Président video by Matthieu Labaye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZruVh-su54 2016 It’s My Birthday (Live at Botanique, Brussels)
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