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

29/012023
WE LOFT MUSIC→ ROUBAIX
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
21/062022
FETE DE LA MUSIQUE→ RENNES
20/052022
MUSEE DE L'ORANGERIE→ PARIS
29/032022
Pôle Sud - MACS→ Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse
06/032022
L'OLYMPIA→ Paris
06/012022
AUDITORIUM DE RADIO FRANCE→ PARIS
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
25/092021
LES CUIZINES→ Chelles
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
12/032021
MJC de la Vallée→ CHAVILLE
16/102020
EMB SANNOIS→ SANNOIS
15/102020
Temple Saint Georges→ MONTBELIARD
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
13/122019
UNI-T PRODUCTIONS→ Paris
06/122019
LAAKE /SUPERFORMA-Le Mans (72)
27/102019
LAAKE /Festival Beautés Soniques -Namur (50)
03/072019
Ateliers des Capucins→ Brest
27/062019
LAAKE /Fusion Festival-Lärz (17)
19/062019
UN SINGE EN ETE→ Mayenne
09/062019
LAAKE /Festival Yeah !-Lourmarin (84)
02/052019
LAAKE /Festival les Aralunaires-Arlon (67)
27/042019
LAAKE /File 7-Magny Le Hongre (77)
07/042019
LAAKE /CHORUS DES HAUTS DE SEINE / LA DEFENSE JAZZ FESTIVAL-Nanterre (92)
23/032019
LAAKE /Chez Wam-Strasbourg (67)
21/032019
LAAKE /CEFA/CAMPUS EN FESTIVAL ANGOULEME- / Maison des étudiants
12/032019
LAAKE /LE CARGÖ / NORDIK IMPACT-CAEN (1) / Le Cargo
13/022019
LAAKE /Le PETIT BAIN -Paris (7) / Petit Bain
14/122018
LAAKE /Hypnoiz-Ypres (89)
08/122018
LAAKE /Bars en Trans-Rennes (3) / LA CHAPELLE DU CONSERVATOIRE
07/122018
LAAKE /ATELIER 210-Bruxelles (10)
25/112018
LAAKE /BEE-FLAT IM PROGR-Bern
17/112018
LAAKE /Asso Feeling and sound-Marin (74)
16/112018
LAAKE /Badaboum-paris (75)
15/112018
LAAKE /CHATO'DO-BLOIS (41)
27/102018
LAAKE /L'AUTRE CANAL-Nancy (54)
13/102018
LAAKE /L'ANTONNOIR-Besancon (25)
12/102018
LAAKE /Amalgame Club-Yverdon les Bains - Suisse (14)
14/092018
LAAKE /ASTROLABE-ORLEANS (45)
13/092018
LAAKE /Ass. REGARTS / ELECTRO ALTERNATIV-Toulouse (31)
25/082018
LAAKE /Les Carrières Saint Roch-Luzarches (95)
11/082018
LAAKE /Musicalarue / Les Cigales-Luxey (40)
26/072018
LAAKE /FUNK AM SEE - anniversaire Radio 3fach-Luzern (6) / La Volière
13/072018
LAAKE /L'Endroit - SARL François et Brigitte-La Rochelle (17)
07/072018
LAAKE /Festival la DOUVE BLANCHE-EGREVILLE (77)
06/072018
LAAKE /CITE DE LA MUSIQUE / JAZZ A LA VILLETTE / DAYS OFF-Paris 19 (75)
29/062018
LAAKE /Les Trinitaires/ Musique Volante/ BAM-Metz (5) / BAM
02/062018
LAAKE /I.BOAT-BORDEAUX (33)
19/052018
LAAKE /Le Rond Point Nantes-NANTES (44)
12/052018
LAAKE /Musicalarue / Les Cigales-Luxey (40)
04/042018
LAAKE /SONIC VISIONS Festival / ROCKHAL-Esch (43)
28/032018
LAAKE /La Laiterie / Artefact / Ososphere- / LA LAITERIE
20/032018
LAAKE /LA CAVE AUX POETES-ROUBAIX cedex 1 (5) / LA CAVE AUX POETES
17/032018
LAAKE /SUPER! / PITCHFORK Fest.-Paris (7) / Point Ephemere - Centre de Dynamiques Artistiques
08/032018
LAAKE /NUITS NOIRES -Lyon (69)
30/012018
LAAKE /RICARD SA LIVE MUSIC-Paris 16 (75)
30/012018
LAAKE /GROUP SOUMERE-Paris (75)