In virtual event, ‘Bedroom Discotheque’ brings the party to Northeastern


Courtesy of Andrew Szendrey, WRBB

Lily Elwood, deputy lifestyle editor

Northeastern University’s radio station, WRBB, and the Live Music Association, or LMA, came together April 14 to host a virtual concert called Bedroom Discotheque. Acts ranged from the university’s all-women identifying acapella group, Pitch, Please to headliner Louis the Child during the three-hour event.

The two-hour pre-party began with a set from the DJs of the WRBB show Peach Fuzz, Clio Fleece and Laura Shrago. Their DJ set lasted about a half hour, consisting mostly of chill bedroom pop-type music like “Toast With the Butter” by Blu DeTiger, but they did spice it up with some fun ’90s songs like “Girls and Boys” by Blur and “Free Xone” by Janet Jackson, successfully setting the discotheque vibe. 

Following the Peach Fuzz set, the DJs of WRBB’s show Burgurlurg arrived to the pre-party. After a 15-minute set, the hosts interviewed Pitch, Please and Revolve, a Northeastern-based hip-hop dance group. Each group showcased a video performance and talked to Burgurlurg about their current and upcoming projects.

The show’s moderator, Eph See, hopped on to do a DJ set before the interview with Maude Latour, the Bedroom Discotheque opener. This DJ set featured popular songs like “Leave the Door Open” and colorful, trippy visuals to accompany the music. 

Finally, it was time for the audience to meet Maude Latour, a pop singer-songwriter from New York City. Latour, 21, went viral after posting a snippet of her song “One More Weekend” on her TikTok. Lexi Anderson, a music journalist for WRBB, interviewed Latour about her music, her life and the future before Latour’s set.

“I am a writer first and foremost,” Latour said. “I wrote poetry and journaled a lot and that transformed into songwriting a few heartbreaks later.”

Within her music, Latour said she often attempts to capture the feeling of youth, singing about heartbreak, recklessness, friendship and her experience in New York City.

“I wanted to capture the city and the feeling of being young and out with your friends exploring the world,” she said. 

Latour began her pandemic-adjusted set with “Shoot and Run,” the first song she ever released during her senior year of high school. She was accompanied by a keyboardist and encouraged by her roommates who were clapping in the background. 

Latour only played six songs, but each song was met with equal enthusiasm from the audience in the chat. Some of the highlights were “Furniture,” her self-declared favorite original song, and “Superfruit,” an audience favorite that had been requested many times, with several people declaring, “‘Superfruit’ supremacy.”

The last act of the night was the highly anticipated headliner, Louis the Child, a DJ duo that has played with the best of the best at festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. Louis the Child is composed of Robby Haulden and Freddy Kennett, both only in their early 20s.

Haulden and Kennett played their set outdoors and were full of energy, dancing for the entirety of their 45 minutes on screen. They played classic party songs like “Flashing Lights” and “Ms. Jackson” with their own twist, and made sure to include some of their own music like their song with Wafia, “Better Not.”  

In an interview with WRBB, Louis the Child explained that they hope their listeners find positivity in their music. 

“I just hope that anyone who is not feeling the magic of life feels it [a] little bit; looks out of their eyes and appreciates their eyes, something simple, appreciates their breath, appreciates the sound of music and feels a little bit of magic in their stomach,” Kennett said.