A wolf in woman’s clothing, Lupa dares to be different. Making her triumphant debut on deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint, the Bay Area-based breakout star unleashes her nefarious “For The Ride.” Brandishing a unique style of new wave techno, Lupa reinvents the wheel of traditional club sound. Inspired by the likes of Depeche Mode and the Talking Heads, Lupa’s sound is all-encompassing gritty darkness.
“The goal with all my music is to create a journey for the listener, ‘For the Ride’ is no exception. The aesthetics of the song are loosely inspired by 90’s racing games, and I imagine the song played alongside an epic chase through a futuristic city. The majority of ‘For the Ride’ was written over the course of about four hours. I was working a summer job at night and taking classes during the day, so my time spent on music was limited. I came up with the rough melody while working and later that night when I got off, I remember running to my apartment to start the song.” – Lupa
A gripping feat of wicked 808s coupled with a driving kick, Lupa’s mau5trap debut is bold. Masterfully fusing old school trance elements with fresh, innovative techno, Lupa’s sinister soundscapes are rooted in a self-taught fashion. Best suited to soundtrack a high speed chase in the year 2049, “For The Ride” is stirring techno for modern times.