LAAKE

Piano Electro Orchestral

France

BIO

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…

DISCOGRAPHY

2023 : VOLT – album
2020 : O – album (Mercury Records)
2017 : PIAANO – EP (auto produit)
2015 : 69 – EP (auto produit)

DATES

Upcoming

Past

22/052024
SUPERFORMA - LES SAULNIÈRES→ LE MANS
10/072024
FESTIVAL CABARET FRAPPE→ GRENOBLE
26/102024
FESTIVAL DE SAINT RIQUIER - Studio-Théâtre→ Saint-Riquier
13/122024
Le Rocher de Palmer→ Cenon
24/042024
Leighton House→ Londres
28/022024
La Salle communale d’Onex→ Onex - Genève
01/022024
SAS REPUBLIC 86→ POITIERS
08/122023
THEATRE DU CORMIER→ Cormeilles-en-Parisis
28/112023
LE TRIANON→ PARIS
24/112023
LA TRICOTERIE→ Bruxelles
07/102023
Schlosskirche Neustrelitz→ Neustrelitz
15/072023
CLERMONT EN SCENES→ Clermont
29/062023
Dox'Art Festival→ Hambye
06/042023
ZO→ catane
31/032023
CHORUS DES HAUTS DE SEINE / LA DEFENSE JAZZ FESTIVAL→ Nanterre
02/022023
THEATRE DE LA VILLE→ Valence
29/012023
WE LOFT MUSIC→ ROUBAIX
27/012023
THEATRE PAUL ELUARD→ BEZONS
03/122022
Atmosphère - Espace culturel Jean-Montaru→ MARCOUSSIS
06/102022
L'Ouvre Boite (FESTIVAL PIANOSCOPE)→ BEAUVAIS
23/092022
YEAH ARE FAMILY→ Gigondas
11/082022
ESPACE PUBLIC VILLE DE PORNICHET (PLEIN AIR)→ PORNICHET
22/072022
BUNTER BETON FESTIVAL→ STUTGART
21/072022
Théâtre des Roches→ Alise-Sainte-Reine
27/112021
LE FLORIDA→ AGEN
20/112021
LE SILEX→ AUXERRE
17/112021
ESPACE DJANGO→ STRASBOURG
16/112021
Ville Marcq en Baroeul / Théâtre de Charcot→ Macq-en-Baroeul
10/112021
THEATRE D'ANGOULEME - SCENE NATIONALE→ Angoulême
13/102021
MaMA→ PARIS
24/092021
Festival Electrochic→ Chaville
06/082021
FESTIVAL DU BOUT DU MONDE→ Crozon
18/072021
CHAUFFER DANS LA NOIRCEUR→ Montmartin-sur-Mer
09/072021
Festival Décibulles→ Neuve-Église
08/072021
L AUTRE CANAL→ NANCY
30/062021
Festival R.Pop→ La Roche-sur-Yon
11/062021
LA SOURCE→ Fontaine
16/102020
EMB SANNOIS→ SANNOIS
10/102020
LA BOITE A MUSIQUE
24/092020
LA CENTRIFUGEUSE→ PAU
18/082020
MAIRIE DES SABLES D'OLONNE→ Les Sables d'Olonne
09/032020
Theatre du Chatelet→ paris