The beautiful booty above belongs to ‘Twerk Queen Louise’, and aside from all the other adjectives you may use to describe it, “musical” may not have been one of the first. Louise Kjølsen, also known under her stage moniker Twerk Queen Louise, is without a doubt Denmark’s leading booty-shaker. The Copenhagen-based dancer has performed with a number of prominent artists, culminating in her appearance at Major Lazer’s triumphant Orange Stage concert during last year’s Roskilde festival. Her incredible talents were used to put together the song “Cascavel”. (Which you can listen to below)
The overall idea behind the project was to provide AIAIAI headphone-users and other music lovers with new music. Moreover, it was accomplished in an a unique way, which was to bring about music made by the booty – for the booty. The project explores the rich heritage of bass-driven club culture where dancing and booty-shaking are integral elements. We want to see if it’s possible to change the perception of twerking through placing it in a technology-driven, creative context and letting the dance “do the talking.” So we let the producer Branko from Buraka Som Sistema use the movement of buttocks to make a new track. In collaboration with the designers, utilizing a dancer as their instrument who, in turn, contributes to the creative process, Branko ultimately produces a track powered and shaped by the dancer’s booty movements. The end result is the track ‘Cascavel’; new music for the dance floor and, of course, the headphones.