Belgium born, now Berlin based musician and composer extraordinaire, Manu Louis shares a new video single titled “Clone” from new album “Club Copy,” out now on Igloo Records.
Manu Louis is on EU/UK tour this fall to present his provocative and decontextualized juxtapositions live, dates below.
Watch the official video for “Clone” through the YouTube player below:
Manu Louis tells us about “Clone” that it: “slips between slow motion hip-hop / house and sulphurous reggaeton, clearly inspired by Dostoevsky’s The Double. The narrator loses all hope when his double turns up at his start-up. The only relief will ultimately be to imagine that his boss, too, will end up replaced by a clone!“
New album “Club Copy” brings us a futuristic world dominated by standardisation, in which, your place on earth no longer matters. In Paris, Bangkok or Hanoi everything is the same. Visitors are doomed to find the same street, the same shops, playing the same music, frequented by people wearing the same clothes, made in the same places… However in one of these towns, a small oasis of resistance is emerging in spite of itself.
“Club Copy,” a small, outdated photocopying centre has been converted into an alternative venue.
Here, each photocopy generates new variations. Because of the obsolescence of the equipment and the technical incompetence of its managers, it is impossible to make a photocopy without deviating from the original.
Initially on the verge of bankruptcy, the shop soon becomes a new place of resistance for the freaks….
Manu Louis is on a lenghty European tour right now for the “Club Copy” album, catch him live here, it is an experience:
18nov – Todmorden (UK) – Nan Moor’s
19nov – Glasgow (Sco) – The Old Toll Bar (org.
21nov – Brussels (Bel) 12h Kiosk (Live at Kiosk)
21nov – Brussels (Bel) – Toaster
22nov – Cambrai (Fr) – Esac
23nov – Chemnitz (Deu) Odradek
24nov – Dresden (Deu) – Hanse03
25nov – Leipzig (Deu) – Handstand & Moral
26nov – Paris (Fr) – Le cirque électrique (org. en veux tu en v’là)
28nov – Zurich (Ch) – Tba
30nov – Venice (Ita) – About
02dec – Brescia (Ita) – Spettro Club
06dec – La Coruna (Esp) – Acéfala
07dec – Porto (Pt) – Ferro
08dec – Vila Real (Pt) – Maus Hábitos
09dec – Madrid (Esp) – Sala Juglar
Built on the ashes of Manu Louis‘ latest release (Front de Cadeaux’s remix of Internet), new album “Club Copy” bounces again to the sexy BPM of the slowed-down clubs. Manu is joined by an impressive cast of collaborators: Spanish singer from Las Victimas Civiles, Héctor Arnau; Brussels Experimental Jazz vocalist, Lynn Cassiers; and performer Vicente Arlandis offer their voices. Mastering by the cult Rashad Becker sculpts the bass and widens the space, and Spanish artist Escif‘s hijacked covers plunge us into the heart of the beauty of the photocopy shop.
“Club Copy” is undoubtedly the Berlin singer/ producer’s most accomplished, touching and disturbing work to date.
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