He didn’t study music at the conservatory. Nor was he shaped by music theory lessons or monotonous repetitions of sonatas. The artist’s fetish instrument and melodies imbued with classical music are the cornerstones of his musical compositions. When electro music and the machines become essential vectors.
His tracks bring out a simple image over and over again: chiaroscuro. Because with his sharp beats, devastating piano notes, vocal subtleties and deep bass, LAAKE embodies the perfect balance between light and darkness, between sweetness and madness.
From the release of his very first EP, « 69 », in 2015, the producer has taken us both down in deep waters and high above the clouds.
Since then, he has caught the ears of German pianist Nils Frahm, who decided to integrate the catchy melodies of the « Swell » track to his « Piano Day » playlist in 2016. One year later, LAAKE has joined the official programming of the « Piano Day » festival, he has composed music for Arturia synthesizers and his « Introspective » piece has become the soundtrack of a famous watch brand.
After show-stopping performances in Berlin, London and Printemps de Bourges in 2017, LAAKE released a second EP entitled “PIAANO”. It features breathtaking and nostalgic tracks of classical piano, the melancholy of acerbic machines and even the depths of a dodgy and random techno club. «PIAANO» has been acclaimed by the press and give him the chance to make more than 100 gigs in France and Europe with artists such Laurent Garnier, Vitalic and Max Cooper.
In march 2020, the producer presents his first album. «O» for «Orchestraa», an electronic symphony where the piano and classical instruments collide in a romantic deluge. The very first show with the orchestra was captured by the eye of Arte Concert in the famous Theatre du Châtelet in Paris. One year later, LAAKE composed the music of ‘In extremis’ a modern and acrobatic dance piece by the choregrapher Frédéric Cellé. At the mean time, ‘1989’ and ‘RUN’ are choosen to be the soundtrack of major brands campaigns such Lancôme.
Early 2022, the world of classic finally comes to him, LAAKE is invited by Radio France to rework the music of the composer Mussorgsky with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France. No time for rest, this year marks the writing of his second LP, ‘VOLT’, a new opportunity for LAAKE to metamorphose…
2023 : VOLT – album
2020 : O – album (Mercury Records)
2017 : PIAANO – EP (auto produit)
2015 : 69 – EP (auto produit)