Louis the Child Dominated And Impressed Milwaukee
A couple of young Chicago natives called Louis the Child have completely changed the game when it comes to music. They have mastered a new genre and made it their own. These guys are setting the bar for young artists across the globe and destroying the game in the best way possible. The duo is currently on a relentless tour that is bound to skyrocket them to stardom, although they’ve pretty much done that on their own with seemly zero effort. Their stop at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom was an absolute delight and kept each person in attendance beaming from ear to ear the entire set.
Mila Killa helped open up the night by bringing music that both got everyone dancing, and tugged at the heartstrings of Tuner Hall. Beautiful vocals mixed with catchy future bass rhythms awoke the evening.
The next act was a guy by the name of Imad Royal. Hailing from Washington DC, this guy entered the stage behind the decks and started singing. A beautiful singing voice, Royal piqued the crowd’s interest quite quickly. He moved from mixing to dancing and singing in front of the stage as his set continued. His energy remained high as he brought a style reminiscent of Bruno Mars mixed with The Chainsmokers. Track after track he had the crowd mesmerized and wondering why he hasn’t hit superstardom. Each track was already pre-mixed, as he never returned to the decks once he took to the stage. This could be forgiven, as he had the front row reaching for him as he sang and danced from side to side. As his set neared a close, his voice never wavered and its energy never quit, which seemed too good to be true. By the last track, he lost my interest in an instant when the microphone left his face… and the music kept going. The entire set was pre-recorded, even down to the vocals. As an artist trying to make it in the business, a live show is increasingly important, and this Ashlee Simpson business wasn’t going to fly. Royal’s tracks were phenomenal, but in order to be a true performer, he must actually perform. A large disappointment, we can only hope that he soon learns how to juggle his talents in a live setting that truly showcases what he can accomplish outside of what he can create in the studio.
All gripes aside, Louis the Child entered the stage in full form. They opened with a bold trap music track, then moved into their signature future bass style that they helped make so popular. They added their own special spin to several familiar songs and had the crowd basically kissing their feet. Each drop was something special, and they even entered into sounds never heard before such as a sort of crunchy future bass dubstep hybrid drop, the crowd went wild. The energy stayed high throughout the show, the duo hopping on the decks to hype the crowd. Their stage setup was quite impressive for such a young pair. Their whole light show was shaped as their signature crown, equipped with spinning attachments and a LED wall showcasing popular track lyrics in real time. These guys are selling out shows across the country for good reason. Remixes of songs such as “The Next Episode,” and “1901” made everyone sing along. Following a brief break, Louis the Child came back for an encore of their first hit “It’s Strange,” and the sing-along filled Turner Hall Ballroom with booming enthusiasm.
Louis the Child and their supporting artists of young up-and-comers are only teens. It’s interesting that lately there are music nerd teenagers huddled in their basements playing with a familiar fad of bass music, then suddenly coming up with something so unique that, in an instant, it becomes the next big genre. A genre that completely changes the game when it comes to electronic music. It must be an entirely different animal coming into your own as a 17-year-old guy breaking into a world that has been popular longer than you’ve even existed. And all of this happening in the peak of its popularity. We hope that they can continue to kill the game and continue to change the name of electronic music. We can’t wait to see what they come up with in the future because, for now, it seems they can’t get any better.