‘TO REST IS TO RUST’ IS THE EAGERLY ANTICIPATED, DEBUT ALBUM FROM 25 YEAR OLD UK PRODUCER LOUIS LA ROCHE – OUT NOW!
Written, recorded and mastered at his home studio throughout 2014, Louis moves away from the familiar House sounds akin to previous releases and delves into the Funk and Post-Disco sounds of the early 80’s. Channeling influences such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Prince into his songwriting, he crafts 11 soulful pop tracks that showcase a new set of skills and renewed artistic ambition. Fresh, uplifting and sincere, To Rest Is To Rust is undeniably the product of an intuitive producer who thrives from musical experimentation. Catchy and accessible To Rest Is To Rust is perhaps Louis' most refined and accomplished work to date.
Since establishing his Louis La Roche alias in 2008, Brett Ewels has spent the last 7 years perfecting his craft, intentionally holding back on a debut album release. “I’ve progressed so much as a musician and producer over the past few years. I’ve written and rewritten numerous album attempts, ever surpassing the last. I wanted to make sure my debut album was the best work of my ability and more than just a collection of throwaway club tracks. The songs on To Rest Is To Rust work together as a piece of art and sum up who I am as an artist at this point in my career.”
Unlike previous releases, Louis includes his own vocals on 10 of the 11 tracks. “I’ve always used my voice for getting rough melodies down – I sing into my phone and listen back to the recordings whilst I’m writing. The melodies usually end up becoming the bass, lead line or chord structure, but this time around I wanted to challenge myself by utilising my singing voice. Lyrically the album is inspired by past and present relationships."
The lead single 'Just Like You' is an infectious, three and a half minute, synth-laden pop song busting with summer funk and feel-good vibes. It is released by Ever After Records on 1st June 2015 – BUY NOW
The debut album 'To Rest Is To Rust' follows shortly after, available in digital format on 6th July 2015 – BUY NOW
Brett Ewels, best known by his stage name Louis La Roche, is a producer, remixer and DJ from Norwich, UK. Since springing to prominence with his first EP in 2008, aged just 17, Louis has continued to release his own productions, building momentum and a worldwide fan base along the way. He has toured in countries such as America, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Indonesia and Malaysia and shared the stage with artists such as Armand Van Helden, A-Trak, Aeroplane, and 2ManyDJs. Louis also supported Kylie Minogue for 2 dates of her Kiss Me Once 2014 tour.
In addition to his own material, Louis has built up an extensive remix catalogue, officially remixing artists such as Basement Jaxx, Fred Falke, Spiller, Aeroplane, Mike Mago, Public Service Broadcasting, Don Diablo, VV Brown, Del Marquis (of the Scissor Sisters), The Supermen Lovers and Mercury Music Prize winner Speech Debelle. His tracks have appeared on compilations by Ministry of Sound, Modular, Neon, Hed Kandi, Defected and Annie Mac Presents.
Louis' productions have gained the attention of UK’s BBC radio airwaves receiving airplay from established DJs such as Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Alex Metric, MistaJam, Kissy Sellout, Benji B and Pete Tong.
In addition to radio, Louis has written music for television, being featured in the Channel 4 series Skins as well as composing the theme song for Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards. Louis has featured as The Guardian Music's first 'New Band of The Day' and as the cover star of UK music magazine Future Music. In 2015, Louis hosted his own BBC Radio 1 Show.