– In her short but prolific career Elbi has forged a distinct musical identity at once authentic and instinctive, oscillating between soul, jazz and...Read Biography
In her short but prolific career Elbi has forged a distinct musical identity at once authentic and instinctive, oscillating between soul, jazz and electronic music. Like a kaleidoscope her universe has been woven by travels, each project being nourished by new sights and sounds of Europe and Australasia. Lucile Bauer aka Elbi, has a vast amount to offer.
She released debut EP "Troublesome Soul" in April 2014, entirely self-produced, leading to her discovery by the Inrocks Lab and Le Mouv’. She also released a soul-jazz-hiphop live version of her tracks in a live EP Herd Of Soul in February 2015. After meeting the group Villanova, Elbi lent her voice to the track “On The Loose”, released in 2015 on their EP MONK (Rebirth). It captured immediate attention, and was soon being hailed by Laurent Garnier and Agoria, being remixed by Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers). The next stage was when Elbi met Axel Rigaud and when the duo started performing Elbi's compositions live together. Their debut performance was supporting Acid Arab's Guido Miniski in Paris.