Lou Hayter's jams begin the London #trip

Our October issue launch and Lou Hayter on her select holy grail of tunes

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Dazed & Confused October Issue Launch Party

Tuesday saw the launch of our October #tripping issue as well as the opening of Japanese-inspired Chotto Matte restaurant; so what better way to celebrate than to herd fashion and music royalty together for some great eats and even better beats.

The evening saw the likes of Dazed-favourite Zebra Katz taking to the mic and filling the room with his usual slick dark growl, and goodtime gal Nadia Ksaiba bringing the decks alive. Certainly no stranger to a late night, leather-clad Lou Hayter was also on hand to keep the party crowd shimmying until the early hours of the morning.

Multi-talented British model, musician and DJ extraordinaire Lou Hayter is better known for delivering effortless synth-driven pop to the world with electronic five-piece New Young Pony Club. Since leaving NYPC it's clearly onwards and upwards from here on out, and we caught up with Lou to discuss what's next:

Dazed Digital: How's it going?

Lou Hayter: It's going good thanks

DD: Did you have fun the other night?

Lou Hayter: Yes, we did. We had a really nice sushi dinner with friends while Nadia Ksaiba and Zebra Katz Djed, then I played music for the last hour. It was fun.

DD: Can you tell me more about your new project?

Lou Hayter: I released an album with my band, Tomorrow's World, in April which is a collaboration with JB Dunckel from Air so we've been touring that. I'm also writing an album for my pop project called The New Sins with my friend Nick Phillips and just did the show music for Paul Smith and Whistles so it's been a busy time recently.

DD: What were your favourite five tunes you played? 

Lou Hayter:

Mr Vegas – Heads High
Giorgio Moroder – I Wanna Rock You
Daphni – Yes I Know
Shari Vari – A Number of Names
Eeehhh – Sophie

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