As Montreal's premiere Grime selector, Son Raw explores the fertile territory between the funkier strands of London's Hardcore Continuum and the newest forms of urban dance music emerging out of North-America. Combining supercharged bass lines, junglist drum breaks, high-speed rhyming and constantly shifting rhythms with a relentlessly forward-thinking approach to track selection, his sets have electrified audiences from Montreal's underground rave scene to Los Angeles' legendary Low End Theory.
Jacques Greene hails from Montreal, Canada. His focus is glistening house music with the perfect balance of reverence and idiosyncrasy, and an unashamed devotion to R'n'B. Releases on LuckyMe and NightSlugs have announced his arrival in the house music world in fine style, recent remix work for Radiohead and Katy B have made him crossover to a wider audience furthering the attention of this rightfully hyped artist.
Ikonika’s dubstep combines melodic synth patterns, driving drums, melancholic sub bass and unorthodox song structures, simultaneously heartfelt and heavy. Her unique sound continued to progress with further releases on Hyperdub and Planet Mu. Her tracks have been supported by everyone from Kode9, Martyn and Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1) to Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1) and Flying Lotus. As an in-demand DJ, her sets showcase the constantly mutating underground sounds of the UK, spanning from the freshest Dubstep and Funky dubplates to the classic foundations of House and Garage.
In little over a year, this natural born entertainer has taken hold of the electronic beats scene across Canada, Europe and the US, and set ears and heads ablaze with his mixture of beats, bass, and splintered electronica. Taking cues from Autechre, Bangladesh, Dilla, and the Ed Banger clique, Lunice knows exactly how to craft a recipe that makes dance floors bump and bass bins thump. No wonder he has remixes out on Big Dada, Top Billin, Young Turks and a solo EP coming forth on Lucky Me.
Born Travis Stewart on March 4th 1982, Machinedrum’s debut album, Now You Know, was released in 2001 on the Miami-based Merck Records and gained worldwide attention and praise from musicians, fans and critics. Having a strong background in both acoustic and electronic instrumentation, he dances between those elements on all his releases. 2010 saw Machinedum re-surface in a major way. His newest side project Sepalcure, a duo with Praveen Sharma, became one of the intriguing names in the post-dubstep and UK funky scene. In the past year, Machinedrum has had two albums out: the critically-acclaimed Room(s) LP, and a self-titled LP from Sepalcure that anchored the duo as true tastemakers of electronica.
Friends since the age of 14, this duo has been performing together for 9 years and count themselves among Salon Daomé's extended family, where their High Heels Prohibited event is a huge success. They have performed at electronic-music festivals internationally and have played at Stereo, Stereobar, Club UN, Belmont, Passeport, Circus Afterhours, Piknic Electronik as well as at the Festival BPM of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. You will fall under the charm of their deep tech-house sound with a great base line that will get you grooving like only girls can do.