Thu. Nov. 14, 2019

Lulu Rouge – Bless You (Album Version)

This Beat Is Mine! (*) Lulu Rouge – Bless You (Album Version) (Music For Dreams)

If machines had soul, then this would probably be the ones of Tom von Rosen and Torsten Bo Jacobsen, better known as Lulu Rouge. In other words, two Danish DJ’s / producers as captivating behind the decks as whenever producing music.

Lulu Rouge‘s minimalistic approach could be to music what the Bauhaus period happened to be for architecture, emptying the spaces as much as possible to focus on the main things. The vibrant ‘Bless You’ featuring Mikael Simpson on vocals is a pretty good illustration as to how they’re shaping things. Creating the perfect balance between the various elements in their constructions to craft unique and vibrant atmospheres such as this fascinating minimal dark Electro/Funk deep jam…

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Overview
They most likely have a French sounding name although they hail from Denmark. Lulu Rouge came to light back in 2007. From the reunion between Tom von Rosen (DJ T.O.M.) and Torsten Bo Jacobsen (DJ Buda). Two guys who made themselves quite a reputation in the club and Electronica scene.
T.O.M. has been Trentemøller‘s permanent sidekick for several years. And he’s also the man behind ArtRebels Rec., which is a part of ArtRebels network with a focus on design, art and music. As for Buda, he’s been collaborating with various artists. From Télépopmusik to Phil Mison and Bliss to name a few.

The twosome elaborated a unique sound which fuses Electro, Techno and Dub influences with the gritty melancholy of the Scandinavian Winter. Meanwhile the bass is so deep and heavy that it eventually makes the ground rumblin’. Sounding at times like midway between Trevor Horn and Moritz Von Oswald.

Therefore, no wonder how nor why they came to deliver remixes for countless artists. Beginning with Trentemøller. But also Groove Armada, Moby and Bomb The Bass. Not to mention the infectious GusGus’ ‘Within You’ which they reshaped back in 2011. Or Nina Simone‘s classic ‘Black Is The Colour’ which they specially reworked for the Copenhagen Jazz Festival the year before.

Lulu Rouge have released two albums to date. With ‘Bless You’ back in 2008 featuring its memorable title cut. Then ‘The Song Is In The Dream’ with guest singers such as Asbjørn, Alice Carrerri and Fanny Osk in 2013. Meanwhile they did production work for artists such as Blank & Jones or Fagger Fairys among others.

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