Lou Hayter has deep roots in London's clubbing underworld.
As a musician, DJ, and visual artist, she inhabits the realm where illicit music and fashion crossover, imbuing her work with a deft sense of energy.
Debut solo album 'Private Sunshine' lands on May 7th, and it's a neat about-turn from the singer, who previously worked with New Young Pony Club and Tomorrow’s World alongside JB Dunckel from Air.
The album is a pot pourri of club flavours, moving from vintage acid shapes through to imperious 80s R&B, allowing her Gallic pop tastes to interweave with her 00s electro roots.
Each new single paints a much broader picture, with 'Private Sunshine' representing a nuanced, multi-layered experience.
Lou has crated a fantastic mix for Clash, opening with the minimalist textures of Steve Reich before saluting MF DOOM and SOPHIE; a dexterous, hugely varied selection,
Steve Reich - Come Out
MF Doom - Deep Fried Frenz Luxury
Elite - Night Walk
Rick Wilhite - Dreams Of Yesterday (Rick's Will Never Forget Mix)
Zongamin - Non Stop
Boof - Chicken With Waffles
Moodymann - I Think Of Saturday
Lou Hayter - Private Sunshine (Tom Furse Remix)
Les Choc Stars du Zaire - Nakombe Nga
Kane West - Definitely Come Together
Sophie - Bipp (Autechre remix)
Sheefy McFly - Pulse
Wajatta - Renegade
Mark Anthony - Why Can't We Live Together
Lou Hayter - Time Out of Mind (Generalisation Dub)
Photo Credit: Alice Kunisue
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