Heartwarming House

Get ready to greet Nigerian-Swiss DJ Laolu for a one-off performance at Monkey Tale, at Grand Hyatt Doha on May 3.

Born to a Nigerian father and a Swiss mother who, most appropriately, met in a record store in Berlin, Laolu spent his early years in Nigeria where his parents owned a jazz and soul club. After relocating to France, he attended music school to study saxophone and music theory, but on discovering Detroit techno pioneers Derrick May and Carl Craig at the age of 18, he sold his saxophone to buy his first drum machine. He then moved to Geneva where he started DJing and met Kadebostan who quickly became a musical co-conspirator. After 14 years on the European music scene, he has built a solid reputation in his hometown of Geneva and further afield such as Paris, Krakow and Tblisi.

Known for his ruff techno, heartwarming house and a unique style that’s both sophisticated and raw at the same time, he promises a full dance floor and an evening of great sounds. ✤