London's LJ Looper is on a mission to bring back the days when the pianists were the rock stars by infusing his training behind the keys with a big electronic sound. While there are myriad producers who started out with formal piano training, Looper has continued to keep the classical sound at the forefront of his productions. His debut EP, Nocturne, takes listeners on a journey through styles influenced by the likes of Beethoven, Mozart, Odesza, and Apashe.
The EP features a beautiful mix of bold orchestration as well as hard-hitting synths and drums. Each of the four tracks showcase an eerie collection of beats that feels like they would fit right at home in a haunting cathedral performance. The beauty of his work lies in the notion that you can visualize the passion he has behind the piano. The first two tracks are trap offerings, then he takes a brief interlude with the third song, which highlights his use of bright synths, before leading into the uptempo drum & bass single "Neon Kingdom."