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Louis The Child Strays Into The Darkness With ‘Black Marble’

by Tyrone Basket

When one thinks of Louis The Child feel-good future bass, lively sing-alongs, and party poppin’ bangers come to mind. From their multicolored paint-splattered jumpsuits to vibrant tracks like Better Not, Free, and Love Is Alive, the Chicago electronic duo has made quite the name for themselves through their kaleidoscopic style of dance music. However, their latest beat tap, Black Marble, completely dissolves that notion as the versatile producers dive into uncharted waters and showcase a sound that’s dark, grimy, and strikingly abstract. 

Released on December 2, Black Marble consists of 18 instrumental tracks that show a side of Louis The Child we have yet to see. Blending a multitude of genres from electro-house to acid, big room, and techno, the Chicago producers create an otherworldly electronic landscape.

Black Marble Is Meant To Be Heard as A DJ Set

When Louis The Child blessed us with this magnificent record, they weren’t trying to take the traditional route for an 18-track album. Instead, the duo wanted to create a project that blended experimental production and the ambiance of a live show. Each track sets the foreground for the next as they curate a seamless sonic playground you can’t help but get lost in. 

Louis The Child Flips The Script With Black Marble

Serving as their now third beat tape following Candy and Candy II, Black Marble flips the script as they turn the bright psychedelic vibe of the Candy series into a dark and mysterious underworld. Right away, Black Marble Intro and The City Is Mine set the mood as if you are transported into an underground club with dim lights, fog machines, and debauchery. From the piercing sounds of Hype to the deep bass of Amsterdam, Louis The Child’s new sound is gritty, obscure, and strangely addictive. 

Black Marble Is a Complete Audiovisual Experience

What makes Black Marble stand out is the 30-minute music video that accompanies it. Filmed in black and white with pulsing strobe lights, the movie is a remarkable performative art piece filled with raw emotion and pure expression. As the tracks play through, the film focuses on a variety of dancers from different cities displaying a unique routine as you’re introduced to this new realm of sound. The record is designed to be “a world inside itself that you can sink into by watching the film, listening to the mixtape, or going to the shows,” Louis The Child explained.

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