Author: David Heinrich
Louis the Child made their return to Madison this Friday on the Last To Leave Tour. They were being supported by an all-star cast of Joey Purp, Win and Woo, and Party Pupils. This show comes in line with a great string of EDM shows in Madison, and they just might have saved the best one for last.
Louis the Child, composed of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett hail from Chicago. They both started as DJs at their high school’s radio station, but quickly fell in love with EDM and started producing as a duo. Robby has named ODESZA, Flume, Porter Robinson, and Madeon as a few of their influences. They take elements from that style of EDM, but put in their own contagious energy and fun vibes. Their shows are dedicated to partying until you’re the “last to leave”. Robby and Freddy have yet to release a full length album as Louis the Child, but they’ve released plenty of singles, remixes, and two EPs. Their most recent release was the Love is Alive EP, released on Ultra Music. Their popularity has skyrocketed in the past couple years, with appearances at major music festivals and more touring experiences under their belts.
Their show was a crowning achievement for them: a tour through their familiar discography. The Madison crowd was excited, it was almost palpable. The show started slower than I would have liked it to, but that was due to the tempo of some of their material, not their energy. While the pace dragged at the beginning, the duo never stopped dancing, grooving, and hyping up the crowd. Midway through their set the pace began to catch up to their energy, and the set descended into a full-blown dance party. Lucky concertgoers left the Orpheum with sore feet and full hearts, without a care in the world. Listen to their interview with our Promo Director Jake Walczyk below!