This week we chat to French Singer, Songwriter and Journalist Philippe Auclair, known musically as Louis Philippe. Philippe is a regular contributor to the worlds biggest football podcast, The Guardian Football Weekly, but also an accomplished musician with a high profile career spanning several decades.We talked to Philippe about his upcoming album 'Thunderclouds', the magic of vinyl records, his dual careers as a musician and prominent sports journalist and the future of popular music. Each episode we chat with a variety of performers and artists about their experiences, interests and thoughts on the industry that they work in.
251 - Louis Philippe - The Last King of the French
Biographics: History One Life at a Time
Louis Philippe I was King of the French from 1830 to 1848. As Duke of Chartres he distinguished himself commanding troops during the Revolutionary Wars but broke with the Republic over its decision to execute King Louis XVI. He fled to Switzerland in 1793 after being connected with a plot to restore France's monarchy.
Louis Philippe was born in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic), discovered electronic music at the age of 14 and decided to embark on his dream of becoming a DJ and producer. Inspired by the most recognized DJ’s in the world, he’s motivated to create his own brand. His first official performance was in one of the best clubs of the city at the time. Since then, LP has had a long journey after appearing in most clubs and concerts nationwide. Starting in 2016, Louis Philippe is performing regularly in the biggest clubs in Santa Marta, Colombia for the “Fiesta del Mar” annual celebrations. In the Dominican Republic, Louis has played Santiago's biggest festival line-ups, Hallow Fest & The Forest. Sharing the stage with Thomas Gold and an unexpected B2B with Max Vangeli. Closing winter season 2016 performing onstage with Hardwell & Kill The Buzz. Louis has recently signed a single with An Ocean Above called “Darkside”, releasing October 25th on all platforms. Starting his journey in the trance scene officially.