Louisahhh!!! is Paris’ Next, Big Techno DJ

Catch her Saturday, May 6, at Halcyon.

(Photo by Marilyn Clark)

A native New Yorker who relocated to Paris at the behest of electronic-dance producer and DJ Brodinski, Louisahhh!!! makes shadowy, thumping techno overlaid with her own sticky vocals.

It took years for her to get here. Before pursuing music, Louisahhh!!! was a cycling instructor and horse trainer. Unsatisfied with what she was hearing at clubs in New York, she taught herself how to beat-match and practiced concocting music with an old-school Numark all-in-one CDJ and mixer controller. Her first EP, 2013’s Transcend — released through Brodinski’s label Bromance — was filled with hypnotic, deep-house jams, but Louisahhh!!! has since shifted her focus to stripped-down acid techno and tech-house.

Unlike a lot of DJs, she uses her own voice to narrate her songs, a move that she felt was important in preventing her from being labeled as another “sexy techno girl.” “I wanted to be booked for being me,” she told DJ Mag in 2016. “Making my own music allows for that.”

At 10 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at Halcyon. Free to $20; halycon-sf.com

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