WELCOME TO NOUVEAU ELECTRIC RECORDS
We are a Louisiana record label for experimental and traditional music inspired by the language and people of South Louisiana.
Nouveau Electric Records is an independent record label based in Arnaudville, prioritizing work in Louisiana French, though our releases are not exclusively francophone.
Founded by Louis Michot in 2018, NER seeks to bridge the gap between tradition and evolution by introducing new creative visions to the centuries-old instrumentation and expressive vocabularies of the region.
Selections from our music catalog
Corey Ledet Zydeco self-titles release pays homage to Ledet’s family and musical heritage which are inextricably combined. His great-grandfather, Gabriel Ledet, played professionally with the colorful early Jazz legend Bunk Johnson as an upright bassist. Grandfather, Buchanan played drums with Clifton Chenier and Rockin’ Dopsie, as Zydeco’s first drummer and invented the twice-pumped bass drumming pattern called “double clutching” that’s been an integral part of the genre ever since. Numerous members of this extended French speaking Creole family followed in their footsteps, playing professionally and non-professionally in the decades that followed. Corey’s rise to Zydeco royalty in the 21st century was a fait accompli.
Ryan Scully has been a vital voice in the vibrant New Orleans music scene for multiple decades now, working on everything from writing children's records/books, throwing community based block parties and promoting eclectic NOLA artists at BJ’s in the Bywater over the last three years.
His most recent endeavor finds him capturing the current Covid lockdowns early daze with his first truly solo album New Confusion out November 20 on Nouveau Electric Records / Houma Records. The self-recorded and produced album addresses lingering questions and unstable emotions with oddball gallows humor and the rage that has been percolating in our collective societal mind during 2020.
Michot’s Melody Makers’ sophomore release, Cosmic Cajuns from Saturn is set for release on Nouveau Electric Records on July 17, 2020 on CD, cassette, download and streaming services. The album was recorded live on Dec 9, 2019 at Saturn Bar in New Orleans’ 9th Ward engineered by Chris Bloch and produced by the band’s guitar player, Mark Bingham (Allen Ginsberg, Glen Branca, Ed Sanders). Bingham is no stranger to “cosmic” music, having co-produced Sun-Ra’s version of “Pink Elephants on Parade” with Hal Wilner, and played in the Cosmic Krewe in the early 1990s; Mark also mixed and mastered the release.