“Loupo has been a fixture at local rap shows for years, and for good reason. He’s entertaining to watch without demanding your attention, a rare magic trick. Lately his live set has been a freewheeling visual experience. Loupo usually works two massive, backlit performance pads to control his layered compositions via Ableton Live.

‘It’s funny owning such crazy equipment, because I never dreamed I’d have a setup like this,’ he says, chuckling. Loupo has also been incorporating his microKORG and new Moog Minitaur, which he informs is “quite a suggestivebit of gear.”

Fittingly, the duo is focused on doing work instead of celebrating success.”