Electronic / Hip-Hop / R&B
A longtime fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada's foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics, releasing their debut project, Massively Massive. Using the moniker, Lou Phelps, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable hip-hop music, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wanna, an 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences.
In 2017, Lou released 001: Experiments, his debut project which racked up millions of plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNICS, and earned a nomination from Canada's JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. In September 2018 Lou shared his sophomore album, 002 / LOVE ME, via Last Gang Records. 002 / LOVE ME sees Lou’s older brother, Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning producer, KAYTRANADA, as executive producer, with guest spots from BADBADNOTGOOD, JAHKOY, Planet Giza, Pony and drum master, Karriem Riggins.
November 20, 2018 Fresh off the heels of his sophomore album, we invited the club-rap purveyor to perform the Kaytranada-produced, standout single “Come Inside.”
Author: Maxamillion Polo
September 25, 2018 "‘002 / LOVE ME’ is me telling relatable love stories that I have lived/Imagined/fantasized about, it contains the good and bad and the ugly of a relationship.”
Author: Anna Scholfield
Genre: R&B / Soul
From: New York City, NY
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Genre: Hip-Hop / R&B / Rap
From: Los Angeles, CA
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Genre: Electronic / Hip-Hop / Jazz
From: Norfolk, VA
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