Sat 22nd October
- Lil' Louis
- Gareth Sommerville
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that one of the most important artists in the history of dance music, Chicago pioneer Lil’ Louis shall be making his first ever Edinburgh appearance next month at The Caves as part of our 5th series.
An internationally acclaimed and recognised artist, producer and songwriter often credited as one of the founding fathers of house music, there are certainly not many DJs who’ve been around as long as Louis Burns aka Lil’ Louis.
He became a DJ when dance floors were fueled by Disco and R n’ B and stood alongside legends like Frankie Knuckles and Marshall Jefferson as he watched the world changing musical phenomenon come to life and grow, driven by kids who wanted to make music with just drum machines and synthesizers.
Shortly after Disco was declared dead in 1979, Louis bought his first drum machine and began to make his own music. Initially, he deemed his tracks as merely a marketing tool, reserved strictly for his club goers. His first official release was “How I Feel b/w Frequency,” on Dance Mania, followed by “Video Clash,” a pivotal record in House Music. In 1987, Lil Louis released one of the most important House records of all time, “French Kiss” which topped charts around the world and sold over 6 million copies, making Louis the Top Selling Dance Artist in history. Later releasing two albums with Sony and Polygram “From The Mind of Lil Louis” (Platinum) which featured “French Kiss,” “I Called You” and “Blackout”, and “Journey with the Lonely” (Gold), which contained the hits “Club Lonely” and “Saved My Life.”
After a brief retirement from the game, Lil’ Louis is now back to doing what he does best, with a ground-breaking 3rd album set to drop next month (his first in 18 years).
Edinburgh hero Gareth Sommerville supports in the intimate amazing setting of The Caves, what a night this shall be! H.O.U.S.E.