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Belvidere, IL

Loki's passion for music started at a young age. When he was a teenager, he made a makeshift DJ controller from a USB drum machine and the rest was history. Since then, he’s focused his style on mixing different sounds to create something unique; from house, garage, footwork and so much more.  

He uses several styles into his mixes, but you won't hear top 40 hits here, his style is all about introducing the audience to something they’ve never heard before. Hear it and experience it for yourself when you do something different at DEVIATE.

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september 16

What’s your background? How did you get into art? Give us a little history! I’ve always been instinctively passionate about music ever since I was a kid. There was never a singular moment that I can point out, it just seems like my attraction to sounds is something I was born with. Furthermore, I picked up DJ’ing when I was 18, when I custom-mapped my friends USB drum machine to work as a makeshift DJ controller. My interest just exponentially grew from there.

Is this your full-time job? If not, what else do you do? By day, I’m a pharmacy technician. But more exciting than that, I am a Visual Production Manager at ICON Studios. I do professional photography & videography work, as well as manage & engineer our podcast studio. It’s safe to say that I stay busy!

How was your DEVIATE experience last year? Why did you want to come back again? It was a blast to be able to perform last year. The creative atmosphere put on by all the other great artists only inspired me to go even harder this year. To be able to perform again this year is a blessing, cause there’s simply no other event like this in the stateline area. It’s an exhibition of true artistic freedom, all housed in one warehouse for one night out of the year.

What are you looking forward to most this year at DEVIATE? It’s to see all the great installations on display by all the wonderful artists. Words can’t explain how talented these individuals truly are.

Why should people come out to DEVIATE? It’s an exhibition of true artistic freedom. There’s no telling the boundaries that the visual artists are pushing. Also, not often are there art experiences of this magnitude around the stateline area, if ever. DEVIATE is one of a kind and I’m so ecstatic to be a part of it again this year.

How would you describe DEVIATE to someone who’s never been? An all-encompassing audio-visual artistic experience for the ages. Simply put, you DON’T want to miss out on it!

What is your website or social media handles where people can check out your work? Soundcloud:

Instagram: @paint_laurent

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