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Victor Lou: “I wake up and go to sleep thinking about music”

Victor Lou, an artist who embodies authenticity, consistency, uniqueness, and atypicality, has faced and overcome numerous challenges throughout his life.

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Since his debut in mid-2015, he has established his own distinctive sound. Victor is not only a skilled artist but also actively engaged in social causes, taking initiatives for the environment and food collection during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a compassionate nature and a strong awareness of his impact, Victor Lou is constantly pushing himself to grow as an artist.

His talent has earned him coveted spots at festivals such as XXXperience, Só Track Boa, and Lollapalooza. Additionally, Victor Lou has performed at clubs like Laroc, Privilege, Green Valley, El Fortin, and P12. As a leading figure in the ‘desande’ movement, Victor consistently reinvents himself.

EG had the chance to interview Victor Lou to explore his creative process, his latest single ‘Silverstone,’ and his exciting future projects.

EG: Hi, Victor! Welcome to EG. It’s a pleasure to have you here with us. How have you been? Where are you right now?

Victor Lou: I’m happy and a little tired (laughter). I’m going to have a busy schedule this summer in Brazil. Maybe the busiest schedule of my entire life.

EG: First of all, congratulations on the release of your new single, ‘Silverstone’! You must be very excited to share this one! What has the initial reception been like so far? Have you been able to test this one in a live setting yet?

Victor Lou: Firstly, thank you for the support. It means so much to me. And yes, I did some tests to see if this song could be released. I’m thankful to my friend and collaborator Odaya. He made a big difference producing the guitar and vocals.

EG: ‘Silverstone’ actually comes with its own music video. What can you tell us about it? How did you guys come up with the concept for it?

Victor Lou: We came up with this idea because I love the ‘Silverstone’ F1 track in London and the actress called Alicia Silverstone. She makes me remember my childhood when I used to watch her movies on my TV.

EG: In over 10 years of career, you’ve established partnerships and relationships with names like Gordo, Mau P, Vintage Culture, Joseph Capriati, Tiesto, Bob Sinclar, Tchami, and Malaa, to name a few, and have recently performed at events like Tomorrowland, Rock in Rio, and Lollapalooza. Did you ever expect music to take you this far?

Victor Lou: I’m sure that all of this is part of my focus and goals: music. I wake up and go to sleep thinking about music and the amazing way to produce it. When I was confirmed to perform at Tomorrowland, Rock In Rio, and Lollapalooza, a lot of things went through my mind – like my own history, my parents, my mom, you know? I’m sure all these relationships helped shape me into a better version as a human and as a Producer & DJ.

EG: Now, speaking about current trends in our scene… How do you feel about the rise of these huge LED screens and cinematic visuals? Do they enhance the narrative, or are they just taking too much attention away from the music?

Victor Lou: I have been thinking about it for the last few days. I believe we should bring new stuff for our scene. For example, I am always discussing new ideas with my management team and my road crew. I really think this new atmosphere created with LED screens is cool, but I prefer more lighting design in my show. With this, I trust my Lighting Designer Marcos Cruz because he knows what I really want.

EG: Finally, can you provide some insights into what’s next for Victor Lou and Blackartel? What’s in store for 2024? Where can your fans catch you next?

Victor Lou: I’m planning a lot of things for next year, 2024. I want to impact my audience with my songs and my projects. I’m excited about this.

Victor Lou’s ‘Silverstone’ is now available via NEXT Recordings. Download here.

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