photo taken from Louis Futon’s Facebook
Tyler Minford, otherwise known as Louis Futon, wasted no time on his rise to fame in the electronic music community. While having his biggest single released through ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective record label, he also became popular through the beat challenges to give his fans insight into his producing process. Some of these flips include some popular songs such as Solo by Frank Ocean and PRIDE by Kendrick Lamar. There were also a few special guests who made appearances throughout the show.
Louis Futon had openers Bkabob and StéLouse before he took the stage to perform his biggest headlining show to date. His setup included a keyboard, a MIDI controller paired with his laptop and a drum pad. The opening song was the Rocky theme song accompanied by Ariel Shrumpet on trumpet. Louis Futon wasted no time performing some of his new songs he has released over the past few months (Rewind, Wasted on You, and Surreal). After a few familiar tracks, there was a handful of new tracks he played for the crowd that I absolutely loved! Another unique thing about Louis Futon’s music is that it’s not only future bass, he also produces some trap tracks that I hear other artists play in their sets! He played a few trap bangers including his Harder beat from the beats challenge, Dozing, and Tree mixed with the lyrics from Bad and Boujee.
My favorite moment from the set was the Juicy Location flip with Ariel Shrumpet on the trumpet and Keiynan Lonsdale on vocals towards the end of the show. Though my favorite moment was that flip, the biggest surprise of the night was Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic sitting in to play the saxophone at the end of the set! After a brief break, Louis Futon came out and played an encore that included the Stranger Things flip that he released a few days prior to the show. The set was everything I could have hoped for!
Louis Futon has been on tour this year with a few of my favorite artists that include ODESZA, Louis the Child, and TroyBoi. With multiple festival stops this year, Minford is destined for even more and larger headlining shows across the US! If you are a fan of future bass and trap, then I would recommend not missing Louis Futon the next time you have a chance to see him!