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Lou Phelps

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A long time fixture of the Montreal arts scene, Lou Phelps is one of Canada's foremost purveyors of club-rap bangers. Lou started making music in 2011 with KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics, releasing their debut project, Massively Massive. Using the moniker, Lou Phelps, Lou developed a reputation for creating tasteful and danceable hip-hop music, releasing Supreme Laziness in 2014 and curating Cause I Wannaan 80-minute DJ mix that featured tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ RashadRP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and long list of influences. In 2017, Lou released001: Experiments, his debut project which racked up millions plays on SoundCloud, featured appearances from Bishop Nehru, Innanet James, KALLITECHNICS, and earned a nomination from Canada's JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. In September 2018 Lou shared his sophomore album, 002 / LOVE ME, via Last Gang Records. 002 / LOVE ME sees Lou’s older brother, Kevin, aka the Polaris Prize-winning producer, KAYTRANADA, as executive producer, with guest spots from BADBADNOTGOOD, JAHKOY, Planet Giza, Pony and drum master, Karriem Riggins.