LOU & NOVA are two kick-ass girl DJs who play anything from New York disco to 80s pop, soul, lover’s rock, hip hop, electro, indie, acid house, psychedelia and anything else to get the room popping. They are playing at tonight’s Vice party for the Diesel/Adidas launch.
Lou plays the keyboard with quirky indie band New Young Pony Club as well as having her own group called The New Sins, while Nova is a St. Martin’s graduate and world-renowned stylist and designer (she has worked with M.I.A., La Roux and Lovefoxxx). They met at a dinner party in 2003 and bonded through a love of good music and eccentric fashion. “Lou bought me a Snoopy lip balm and I decided to be friends with her forever,” Nova explains.
The girls’ on-stage style has quickly set them apart from their contemporaries and they are rarely seen without neon brights, glitter, statement tights, pink lipstick and underground designer pieces. “I’m going on tour supporting Katy Perry and I’ve just been given a dress to wear for the tour by my friend Jean Charles de Castalbajac that has Bambi on the front made in coloured sequins.” Lou says. “I love it!”
Both Lou and Nova are insanely busy working on their multiple projects, with a new album on the way for Lou (with a top-secret collaborator) and more fashion collaborations for Nova. When they are not jetting all over the world on their individual projects the girls like to DJ in London or Berlin, their two favourite party capitals of the world. “Although Vienna has a great up-and-coming scene at the moment too,” Lou says.
If they could have one wish what would it be? “To keep releasing music and maybe have some babies one day in the future,” says Lou. “Yeah and just to maintain my lifestyle of maximum FUN and travel the world working on amazing creative projects,” Nova agrees.
Favourite tracks of the moment:
LOU: Annika – Yang Yang
NOVA: Rihanna – What’s My Name
LOU & NOVA will be performing at the Diesel/Adidas launch party hosted by Vice this Tonight at East Bloc