Ahead of the Curve: Kill Paris and Louis Futon Shine at Mezzanine, SF 4/25 [Event Review]

KillParisWritten and photographed by Dominic Powell

Boulder-based Kill Paris‘ self described “future funk” sound has evolved as a result of his ability to adapt and remain at the cutting edge of the future electronic landscape over a 4+ year career under the moniker. His most recent album, Galaxies Between Us, truly captures his progression combining an atmospheric, other-worldly aesthetic with intricate, often playful, elements of electronic dance music. Over the weekend, Eye Heart SF brought both Kill Paris and Louis Futon, another ninja favorite, to Mezzanine in San Francisco for a night full of forward-thinking music that rattled the dance floor. LF

’G Eazy – Lets Get Lost Ft. Devon Baldwin (Louis Futon Remix)’
’Louis Futon – Sir Rock’

Since he first began putting out original productions in late 2013, Louis Futon has been growing his musically inclined fan base one smooth track at a time. His remixes of G-Eazy, Logic, and Future have served as a blue print for other artists who have jumped on board with the lyric-heavy future genre in recent months. Additionally, the Philadelphian’s original productions such as “Sir Rock” (featured prominently in Ta-Ku’s popular mixtape) and “Drnuk” have put to rest any doubt about Louis Futon’s artistic talents.  His set perfectly brought that sound to life captivating the audience with a unique fusion of future electronic, hip-hop and funk. Louis Futon’s remix of G-Eazy’s “Lets Get Lost” had the whole crowd singing along and his originals pushed the boundaries of club anthems.


’Kill Paris – Baby Come Back’
’Kill Paris – Operate ft Royal’

In a testament to his instrumental abilities, Kill Paris took the stage wielding an impressive array of devices: a Livid CNTRL:R MIDI controller, Pioneer CDJ’s, and a Roland AX-Synth 49-Key Keytar Synthesizer. He jumped right into his set, getting the crowd going with his own unique outer space blend of electronic music. His new material from Galaxies Between Us was well received by the crowd. At one point, he stepped out from behind his CDJ’s and began playing his Keytar while high fiving the frenzied crowd. He managed to play a healthy dose of his newer music while allowing the crowd to get involved and jump around to his older tunes, such as “Baby Come Back“. KP also mixed in some songs by his favorite artists – Cashmere Cat and Porter Robinson – before ending with his hit Royal-featuring single, “Operate.”

The combination of Louis Futon and Kill Paris made for a truly dynamic and inspiring night with a diverse representation of the future of electronic music. If either are coming through your city, we’d highly recommend checking them out–you can find upcoming dates for KP here and LF here. In the meantime, check out some more photos from the show below. Continue reading

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[Future] Kill Paris – You Don’t Love Me No More

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You Don't Love Me No More

The keytar wielding Kill Paris has been shifting his sound lately, and “You Don’t Love Me No More” is an experiment of future bass influence, jam band attitude, and an intergalactic atmosphere that is setting up his new album , Galaxies Between Us, to be quite an intriguing release. The vocoded vocals sparkle across the buzzing synths and cosmic keys that culminate into a tune that sounds like a gritty B-side from Random Access Memories. Kill Paris is never short on grooves, and supplies them with this second single off the album, and, even better, has it up for free download! Snag it here.

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[Chill Trap] Kill Paris – Space Forest

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Space Forest

Here is one of those tracks where you’ll scream “OH MY GOD!” to as soon as you listen. Kill Paris, a now Colorado-based producer, released “Space Forest” as a sneak peek of what his debut album Galaxies Between Us is all about. Moving away from his usual funk and glitch element, Kill Paris incorporates wobbly synths into a future trap beat. Listeners are taken on a journey through space, and are given this chill and dreamy vibe with the synth-heavy bass. Together with the delicate keys that accentuate a pleasant experience, the track is literally out of this world (HA get it?).

You do not want to miss out on quality music. Pay close attention to this talented artist, as his debut album is dropping April 14. Make sure to get a free download of this tune here if you dig it!

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[Keytar Lovin] Kill Paris – Float

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Playing a keytar is one thing, playing a keytar and making it look damn good is quite another. So mad props to Kill Paris as he takes his favorite new instrument and jams hard on it in his newly released song ‘Float’. The second song off his upcoming EP ‘Foreplay’ due out the 29th of this month, the song coincides exactly with the title. KP brings his usual electronic charm to his new song, inviting the listener to float along on his smooth yet upbeat melodies. KP mesmerizes all listeners with his keytar playing abilities (because who wouldn’t be impressed by this?) and gets us all excited for the full EP next week.

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[New Love Track] Kill Paris – Falling in Love Again ft. Marty Rod and Alma

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Falling In Love Again (Feat. Marty Rod & Alma)

He’s quickly becoming the king of cornering love music, and no not the cheesy, over-the-top love songs. But the love songs full of funk and cool and feeling that are hypnotic to the ears and heart. Kill Paris, also known as the beloved Corey Baker, recently released his latest track on OWSLA called “Falling in Love Again” featuring the talented Marty Rod and Alma adding some killer vocals on this upbeat love tune. KP starts the song with his poetic melody sound and adds in the fun vibes that have this tune a must play for the summer. Everyone knows after heartbreak comes new love, and that excitement and newness is captured in this wonderful song.

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Lana Del Rey – Without You (Kill Paris Remix) [Dubstep]

No matter the drama surrounding Lana Del Rey nowadays, her emotion-filled vocals seem to be the perfect match for EDM producers to exploit. Upcoming proucer Kill Paris transforms the sweet, soft and longing song ‘Without You’by Lana Del Rey into a powerful slow-burn dubstep track. The productions is just flawless as Kill Paris manipulates her vocals into ever growing intricate vocal loops layered on a backdrop of carefully crafted wobbles and filtered electronics. In this era where everything and anything has a dubstep version, we praise Kill Paris for not only maintaining the emotional core of the original song but in the process creating a masterpiece.

Download: Lana Del Rey – Without You (Kill Paris Remix)

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