Since closing out the Do LaB tent at this year’s Coachella in epic style, EDM/hip hop duo LOUDPVCK, made up of Ryan Marks and Kenny Beats, have been slowly taking over the world.
In the last year, they remixed Dada Life, released a collab with Zeds Dead which This Song Is Sick called “a high energy ride that doesn’t stop from the second it starts,” and toured with 12th Planet. Now, they’re hitting the road around North America in support of their recently-released ‘Botany’ EP, with a mix of headlining dates and shows with Flux Pavilion, plus two dates in New England with The Chainsmokers.
The ‘Botany’ EP marks the duo’s first EP of original material, and their first real opportunity to showcase all of the different sounds and tempos they’ve been experimenting with over the last few years. “We pointed to really specific things about songs we liked and aimed to feature those ideas in a new and fresh arena,” says Ryan. “I think approaching the project this way allowed us to create sounds we wouldn’t have if we were just trying to make music indicative of our own style.” The EP’s lead single LIT is a smoked-out summer crossover track featuring Atlanta rapper Curtis Williams of Two-9, and Buena features guest drumming from the infamous Travis Barker of Blink-182, who gives the hip hop track a futuristic Latin vibe.
Back in 2013, Vibe Magazine credited LOUDPVCK with being among the first artists to bring trap to the forefront of EDM, and in their review of this year’s Nocturnal Wonderland, the magazine said that the duo “has continued to push the boundaries of electronic music” since then. With the incredible levels of energy they bring to every show, it’s no wonder that they have the attention of artists like Zeds Dead and Flux Pavilion, not to mention Major Lazer.
When asked to describe their live sets, Kenny says, “Exactly like our name, LOUUUUDD!! Our music sounds like being blacked-out feels. We set out to make songs that people can lose their shit too! No matter what genre we make, our point is to get everyone partying as hard as they possibly can! PERIOD!”
(*=w/ Flux Pavilion, +=w/ The Chainsmokers)
10/2 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
*10/4 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
10/8 – Sky – Salt Lake City, UT
10/9 – Mess Fest at Historic Center – Columbia, SC
*10/10 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
*10/11 – New City Gas – Montreal, QC
*10/15 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
*10/16 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
10/17 – Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
*10/19 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
*10/20 – Blue Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
*10/21 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
*10/22 – The Marc – San Marcos, CR
*10/23 – El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
*10/24 – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
10/28 – Jack Rabbit Slims – Perth, AUS
10/29 – Apple Bar – Adelaide, AUS
10/30 – The Tivoli – Brisbane, AUS
10/31 – Candy’s Apartment – Sydney, AUS
11/2 – Prince Ballroom – Melbourne, AUS
+11/3 – Calvin Theater – Northampton, MA
+11/4 – The Done – Wallingford, CT
11/6 – Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
11/7 – EDC Orlando – Orlando, FL