Awesome Tapes From Africa, aka mp3 blogger Brian Shimkovitz, DJs at Casa tomorrow night as part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival. Read about how he turned ethnomusicology into an online sensation and a record label.
The St-Henri/Southwest borough’s monthly summer dance party and canal-side hang — Sud-West — has its first edition of the season tomorrow. To get you in the mood, we asked the selectors, DJs Poirier and Ghostbeard, for their Top 3 Sud-West tracks.
The production company that grew out of a record store and Tiga's DJ nights at defunct St-Laurent club Jai Bar have evolved into a full-on party and show promotion machine. Ahead of tonight's bash at their spiritual home, SAT, Neon top man John Hatz talks about labours of love, the electro wave and fuckin' Moby.
From the novelty single and video "Flat Beat," feat. that scruffy headbanging puppet Flat Eric, to Ed Banger and French Touch 2.0 to cult feature films like Rubber, the work Mr. Oizo/Quentin Dupieux has been consistently confounding, funny and charming. Cult MTL quizzed him good, and received minimal ALL CAPS replies. So Oizo.
The flagship weekly of the reimagined Belmont nightclub fetes four years of bass supremacy tonight. Ahead of the party, resident DJ and birthday girl VILIFY (aka Jenny Carmichael) answered a few questions about the night and the rise of dubstep.
Launched by three queers of colour last September, the Royal Phoenix monthly known as Cousins invites gays and friendlies to dance to hip hop, dancehall, R&B and dupstep. Ahead of the night's sixth anniversary bash, featuring some very special guests, DJ Tamika spoke to Cult MTL about the event's origins and anthems.
British DJ Ben UFO eschews touring on the back of studio productions in favour of spinning, running a record label and co-hosting a radio show on London's Rinse FM. Ahead of his set at Igloofest tonight, he told Cult MTL about how he processes music, builds sets and digs crates.
From New Orleans, it's dick eater, night creeper and queen diva of bounce Big Freedia, celebrating a birthday with a banging show and afterparty at le Belmont. Flesh will be rippling on the Main tonight.
Ahead of tonight’s Igloofest set, French DJ, singer, songwriter and producer Miss Kittin told Cult MTL about her upcoming solo album, visiting magical places, longtime Quebec connections and prepping for a DJ set in the deep-freeze.
* Fringe Fest continues, check out our picks
* Little Italy cassette party
* Infringement festival walking tour
* Local music documentary Montreal Underground at the Rialto
* Trivia Night at Foonzo
* Vox Sambou, la Femme & K6A at Francofolies Festival