For French producer and DJ Lazy Flow, dancing is not at all a trivial matter. It is a demanding art, which sows beautiful madness in the genre, connects all styles of dance-floor history, and is a one-way flight to a future that perfectly reflects what is becoming of his generation. As a lover of the Ballroom scene as much as a passionate proponent of Hip-Hop, the icon Gala and Afro House, he toys masterfully with the sounds of the African Continent, the US East Coast, South America and the West Indies, all-the-while speaking to a gender fluid, diverse youth, doing so in the most universal, compelling language: that of energy.
With residency at one of the most feverish night time hotspots in all of Paris, LA CREOLE, his DJ sets are celebrations, collective catharsis, led by dancers who follow him everywhere and push their bodies to the limit to do justice to his music.
His secret is perfect mastery of rhythms inherited from the pioneers of House, the icons of Ballroom (to which he upholds law of the land like no one else), the jerking of Baile Funk, DemBow, UK Bass, Soca and Dancehall. This technical virtuosity, combined with hard daily work in the studio, gives his performances something tantalizing, rare, both demanding and unifying.
As a true, blue boy of his generation, he is inhabited by curiosity, by this incandescent passion which makes his path perfectly unique. His audience knows it, they follow him, celebrate him in France and around the world, and exponentially grow in figures, fill the gaps, and do away with excess in front of his turntables, with which he alone knows how to converse so well.
A set by Lazy Flow is utterly electrifying, familiar, easy to follow, and wonderfully confusing.
His productions, little grails that DJ’s trade with each other to enlighten the dancefloor, are not to be outdone. His edits of hits, or his own finds, are incredibly modern deconstructions, and his compositions never let go, like his pieces produced with Vladimir Cauchemar, Pongo, Gala, Kiddy Smile, Myss Keta, Disiz La Peste,… All the feelings are merged, and the dance must never stop.
Yes, it’s always when you feel like nothing is happening in music that unique and unexpected phenomena appear, black swans, as if from nowhere.
Lazy Flow is one of them. Don’t miss out.
By Ariel Wizman