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Biography

The Chicago-area DJ duo Louis the Child, Robert Hauldren and Frederic Kennett, went to the same high school and had their own respective projects, but their paths never crossed. Hauldren manned the turntables as Haul Pass, while Kennett produced under the moniker Fatboy. After meeting on March 18, 2012 at a Madeon concert, the pair decided to join forces and start making music together, even though Kennett was wrapping up high school and Hauldren had just enrolled at the University of Southern California. They titled their debut EP Dimensions and would release a series of singles – "It's Strange" with K.Flay, "Weekend" with Icona Pop, and "Fire" with Evalyn – in the years that followed. In addition to opening for Madeon in 2015, they also toured with the Chainsmokers, whose own brand of pop-minded electronic music mirrored Louis the Child's radio-friendly anthems. In 2016, the duo collaborated with New Orleans rapper Pell as Pellican Child, releasing the single "Turn Me Down" from a joint EP that would arrive in 2017. That year, Louis the Child also released their Love Is Alive EP, a versatile set that featured the title track with guest vocalist Elohim, and "Phone Died" with rapper Blaise Railey. Months later, they collaborated with Love Is Alive guest vocalist Ashe for another track, "Right to It." 2018 saw the duo team up with Aussie singer/songwriter Wafia for "Better Not," and Motor City singer Quinn XCII for "The City."

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