Place de l'Homme - Parc Jean-Drapeau
Jardin des Floralies - Parc Jean-Drapeau
Place de l'Homme - Parc Jean-Drapeau
Resolve and evolution are at the basis of all of DJ Pierre de Lux’s (a.k.a Pierre-Luc Bareil) projects. Well-rooted in the music scene since the early 2000’s he has touched upon everything from event promotion to remixing and electronic music producing. Versatile as he is, Pierre gets his audience going every time whether it be at a rave, a club, an afterhours, a lounge or even just a happy hour. Early in his career, his sound was more techno/trance but has evolved to more of a house/deep house sound over the years. Circus Afterhours, the Dagobert in Québec city, Parking Nightclub and the prestigious Pub St-Germain in Paris are just a few of the dots on his usual circuit.
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Eliazar has been spinning tunes around the globe, while collecting music throughout his travels and nomadic lifestyle for over 20 years. From residencies in locations as diverse as Osaka and Hiroshima, Christchurch, Portland, Vancouver, and Long Beach. The sounds have now found a home in Montreal at Divan Orange and Sala Rossa for the Balkan Beats Montreal events and our Speakeasy Electro Swing nights.
Born in France, Don Mescal has called himself a Montreal resident for the last five years. He bought his first turntable at 17, and since then he’s taken it with him on his travels across France, Australia, and Quebec. Since the beginning, he’s never slowed down in his search for new sounds. Versatile in every sense, Don Mescal doesn’t limit himself to any one style. His bag is filled with electro swing, Balkan, Bootleg, deep funk, tropical madness, and much more.
Born in Belgium, Khalil moved to the UK at the age of 13. Although he only arrived in Montreal two years ago, he is already calling it home. With a musical background heavily influenced by his constant travels and bohemian lifestyle, he has steadily made a name for himself as a VJ under VJ BXL and more recently as a regular face behind the decks at the infamous Balkan Beats and Electroswing nights as well as other loft parties and underground psychedelic events.
Smokey Joe & The Kid is a duo featuring Bordeaux’s musical mafia heavyweight, and The Kid (aka Senbeï), a cheeky teen from Paris turned master of the turntable. Stemming from a ‘30s gangster aesthetic, they integrate remixes and original tracks with an electro/hip-hop/swing style. Individually or together, Smokey Joe and The Kid have shared the stage with Chinese Man, Caravan Palace, DJ Krush, Wax Tailor and Bonobo.
Dominic Daoust made a name for himself as the creator of the Funk der Ground nights at the now defunct Salon Pearl, and eventually joined the organizational team of the Panorama Festival. A fan of dark and minimalist ambient sounds, sustained bass lines, rhythmic percussions and gliding grooves, Daoust proposes a blend of minimal house, glitch, tech house and minimal techno. His exhilarating performances at Salon Daomé, the Panorama Festival, at Circus Afterhours and on Techno.FM have been duly noted.
In early 2007 Giuseppe Marchegiano began to produce under the pseudonym of Hubble, shortly after the release of his first vinyl on Moulton label, he began to gather support from the underground and techno scene in Berlin and on international level. His productions and tracks are considered precious rarities as they are only printed on limited edition series, in fact he likes to consider his works as tools to be played by close friends not necessairly intended to be officially released. Hubble’s “long hypnotic journeys” as they call them are available only to a lucky few.
A knowledgeable music lover, Seb Fauteux began his career as a record dealer and was influenced by different musical genres such as rap, rock’n’roll, doo-wop, soul, new-wave, disco and classic house, building his musical style around groove. Seb is DJ and promoter of the monthly Fizz Factory Friday Night at Salon Daomé. Following its success, Seb Fauteux and his colleague Max Reynolds founded the Beat Boutique Sunday nights, equally at Salon Daomé, where they host local and international artists such Efdemin, Till Von Sein, Vincenzo, Thomas Fehlmann, Stimming, Trus’me, Quantic, Catz’N’Dogz, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and The Timewriter.
A house veteran, this insatiable collector began his DJ career in Quebec city in 1992 at the dawn of the techno era. In 2000 he made Montreal his home and hosted his own radio show on 5FM. His DJing has found an outlet in clubs such as Jingxi, Stereo, Circus and Red Lite. He has participated in the MEG and Piknic Électronik, while also making international appearances, notably at Pink in San Francisco, at Rise in Boston and at l'Ambassade in Nice. Nowadays, you can hear Phil Larochelle at his Beat Boutique nights at the Salon Daomé.
Max got hooked on DJing in his late teens after living in London for a year. Since then, he’s been digging non-stop between house, disco and techno crates. Together with his partners from Fizz Factory and Beat Boutique, he’s been throwing quality events for the past 5 years, bringing to town an eclectic selection of European and American acts.
Canadian DJ/producer Fred Everything is a key player in the world of House Music. With 12 years in the music business and over 150 productions to his credit, he shows no signs of stopping. Everything’s productions have appeared on over 100 compilations worldwide by such various artists as Danny Tennaglia, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, H-Foundation and Miguel Migs on labels like Defected, Ministry of Sound, NRK, Universal and countless Ibiza compilations. His work as a DJ has been immortalized on 5 mix CDs. 4 years ago, Fred relocated from Montreal to San Francisco where he can be found working from the infamous Moulton Studios.
One of Montreal’s most talented young electronic music producers, Van Did created his own record label, Grrreat Recordings, in 2011, following over 20 track releases on various labels worldwide. His soundscapes, new techniques, and unconventional use of material have an immersive dimension while combining Break Beat, Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) and electroacoustics. His elaborate, sometimes hypnotic, music is as narrative as it is dancy. Inspired by artists such as Max Cooper, Extrawelt, Steve Reich and Philip Glass, each track is its own adventure.
More than 10 years of active participation on the Montreal scene has converted Stephen Beaupré into an uncontestable DJ/artist in the world of Canadian music. His approach to music manifests itself in decomposed and syncopated rhythms, which he develops with an incredible spontaneity. Animated ambiances based upon abstract and organic textures abound in his productions, where an equal measure of house and techno interplay with elements of funk, guided by a strong artistic sensitivity. He has played along side such luminaries as Matthew Herbert, Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Pole, Isolée, Dimbiman and many other like-minded artists.
Along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson was one of the so-called "Belleville Three": Three friends who together attended Detroit's Belleville High School, and together revolutionized techno. Above all, Saunderson was world famous with his Inner City project and the genre-transcending hits "Big Fun" and "Good Life", while his numerous other projects such as E-Dancer, Reese and Tronikhouse had their sights set firmly on the dance floor. His ultra-deep bass lines have inspired multiple generations of producers. And Saunderson still has his finger on the pulse, as is proven by his current mix CD for Defected.
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.