In her latest release under the moniker Alluxe, Laura Escudé takes her numerous experiences and inspirations and pushes them to their limit. The lead off track “Shades” is a straight-up mid-tempo growler with hands in both dark, cinematic electronic and progressive hip-hop that is ready for the modern dancefloor. It a big track with room to appeal across the board. Laura pulls these disparate elements together for her debut Alluxe track and more surprisingly melds the two to create her banging “Future Forward 2012” mixtape featuring genre-defying mixes between The Weeknd and James Blake, Lapalux and Zomby. As she continues to have her hand of the pulse of the underground electronic music scene, she simultaneously informs the mainstream about what they’ll be listening to next.