We already knew Lunice was a cut above the rest. Now with this collab with Rockie Fresh and Rick Ross for the new music video 'Panera Bread', Lunice has been shot into a whole new world of fame and respect. Check out the video for yourself Montreal.
Igloofest just announced their official lineup for the 2016 edition of the winter festival every single Montrealer is waiting for. In an effort to represent our Montreal Djs, MTL Blog decided to do a quick listing of the local Djs you need to see this year.
From Lunice to Ryan Playground, first timers to Igloofest experienced artists, we are here to make sure you go the right date and the right time for your ears' proper pleasures:
Photo cred - Ryan Playground
Ryan Playground is signed to local creative agency Saintwoods. She's been in and around the local scene for some time, recognized as a top DJ, producer and singer, Ryan Playground will have you dancing all night long to her beautiful mixes.
Black Tiger Sex Machine just got back from a Europe tour and are ready to take over North America for their 2016 BTSM Church Tour. With their extremely original tiger formed masks, the electro based trio is back for an Igloofest performance not to miss.
Shaydakiss is not just making noise here at her hometown, but is also solidifying her presence nation-wide in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Vancouver. Topping that, she's played the hottest spots in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami alongside artists like Diplo, A-Trak, Chromeo, Skrillex, & more.
Now, Bambii is actually located right now in Toronto but for what's it worth, it will be her first Igloofest showcase and she is absolutely amazing. She opened for Machine Drum, Falcons, Mykki Blanco, LE1F and recently collaborated with Full Crate. She enjoys playing House, RNB, Jersey & Global Sounds. Bambii will also be dropping an EP in 2016!
Two weekends where Just for Laughs will step up its electronic music game.
Just For Laughs isn't only about comedy, no, no, now there's an entirely new (and arguably more appealing) aspect to the festival: an epic open-air club right in the Place des Arts esplanade. Soon to be known by all as "Le Melting Pot," this is an all new feature of JFL with bars, burlesque, and world-class DJs all set up to make one helluva party.
Le Melting Pot will transform Place des Arts into a nightly club out in the summer air, exclusively for adults. Starting July 12th, the club-zone will have an open-air bars for les dranks, shows by local DJs, and burlesque shows to get things a little more sinful. Well known talent like Black Tiger Sex Machine, Vilify, Shaydakiss, and Jay London (among many others) are on the nightly set list, making Le Melting Pot a solid choice any day of the week.
Two extra-special Le Melting Pot events will be held, featuring some pretty epic DJ-talent, on-site food trucks, and a legit light-show, running from 11pm to 3am. If you were to check out Le Melting Pot on any day, it'd be on:
July 17th w/ Josh Wink, Nymra & Sofisticated and ROUX Soundsystem
July 24th w/ Just Blaze, Lunice and High Klassified
If there's one downside to Le Melting Pot, it's that the headlining shows won't be free. July 17th & 24th will cost you a cool $20 (which isn't the most we've paid for a 3-tier show) but the nightly shows (featuring burlesque and comedy performances) are only $10. No need to pay for the nightly DJ sets though, which is awesome news.
Le Melting Pot, the Place des Arts open-air club will begin on July 12th, with the biggest shows going down on July 17th & 24th.
Picture above High Klassifeid
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Alright Montreal, are you ready for one helluva week end? One festival ends and there goes another one that begins. Grand Prix was great but now MURAL fest, Beer fest and the FIFA world cup saga are taking over. Don't you worry fellow Montrealers, every hot spot you should be at we got them covered. Here's what's hot this week end.
Thursday, June 12th
The FIFA World Cup started and you cannot miss out on it. Even if you don't like soccer, just go for the ambiance and celebration of the World Cup at Rosalie.View event>
Then, you can pass by the beer fest, Mondial de la Bière at The Palais des Congrès de Montreal and have a beer if your team won, or have a cold one to ease the pain if your team lost! View event>
You definitely want to go on the Maine and check out the MURAL fest that will be on going until Sunday. Plus, there's the Block Party presented by MEG & MURAL. Oh, and if you party outdoors during winter for Igloofest, you can definitely party in the rain. No excuses people! View event>
You can continue the party with MURAL's Opening party at The SAT. Go celebrate with MURAL'S team to the sounds of Dusky, Jay London and Zubi. View event>
As the MURAL fest is taking over the city this week, you can expect a lot of MURAL parties. Here's another one for you MURAL's Paint Jam at Le Belmont. This will definitely be a fun event with live body painting and music of all genres. View event>
Here's another very interesting event you might want to check out; Le Marketfest Montreal at 3643 St. Laurent App.200. We say, interesting because there will be 3D printed installations, inteactive displays and last but not least, a DJ set by LUNICE. View event>
Friday, June 13th
You might want to stay indoors because it's Friday the 13th and something bad might happen. Ha! Just kidding!
There's Gravity; Concert, Party and Rides at La Ronde. Go party with Aaron Carter, Karl Wolf and others. View event>
Then, of course, a Block Party presented by SaintWoods & MURAL. This will definitely be a must. With sounds by Nick Wisdom, Louie P, Da-P and more, we can guarantee you will enjoy it. View event>
We cannot go by a Friday without telling you about FUNKtastique Fridays at La Porte Rouge. Montreal's sexiest crowd gathers there and parties like there was no tomorrow! View event>
Saturday, June 14st
There is the following event; Strangers in the Night 10 at Fairview Shopping Center. It's a gourmet gala with red carpet and everything! View event>
The long awaited Block Party presented by Osheaga & MURAL is finally arriving! You definitely don't want to miss out on this. Get out and party to the sounds of The Underachievers, Shash'U, The Posterz, No Kliché and more. View event>
Check out this video of Osheaga X MURAL Block Party 2013
If you are feeling sexy, go dance to Sex Music at Blue Dog. It gets very rowdy and wild! View event>
One more party you might want to check out is the MPU: Danger Alley at Le Belmont. Just by the name you can tell this will get crazy. View event>
There will be a Full Moon Party at TRH-Bar. This will be crazy and the place will be turnt upside down because that's how it goes down at TRH-Bar, no jokes! View event>
Sunday, June 15th
You already know where to find us on Sundays! If you don't, it's at Piknic Électronik at Parc Jean Drapeau! We will dance to the sounds by Anoma, Masomenos, Ohm Hourani and more. View event>
For the reggae lovers, the son of the the legend and beloved Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley will be at Olympia. Go satisfy your soul with some reggae. View event>
The art fest that is taking over the city and boulevard Saint-Laurent will come to an end and MURAL's Closing Party at 3643 St.Laurent App.200 is not to be missed! Great DJ's will be spinning; Paul Wall, Simahlak, Ryan Playground and Grandbuda. We can guarantee you will be dancing all night! View event>
Mid-April, the sun is finally shining, and it's time to lock yourself up and hit the books? Hell no, exams don't start till next week, and tonight is still a Friday and tomorrow night is, yeah you guessed right, still a Saturday. So while you may be a bit concerned about getting an early start on your microeconomics studying, you should probably put it off and treat yourself to one last rager. So round up the boys and the girls, a solid stack of dixie cups, the pong balls and of course the tunes. With so many Montreal-made party tracks, it would be a sin not to go for one more night out. Whatever your style of pre-drink, we've got you covered.
1. Black Tiger Sex Machine - On The Run
You're sitting on the couch playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 with Dave and jamming out to the game's soundtrack on volume level 4. Suddenly, Chazz walks in wearing neon shit and blasting Black Tiger Sex Machine from a boombox. Who invited this guy anyway? Whatever, it's go time!
2. Still Dre Ft. Snoop Dogg (Shash'u Remix)
Montreal's Shash'u said it himself: "I don't play beats, I bang beats!" Word up Shash'u, and you can be sure that anyone listening to the song ain't playing either. For when you're smoking blunts and pounding 40's before a night out, this is the track that you best be getting crunk to.
3. Adventure Club - Thunderclap
Adventure Club takes dubstep to a whole other level, and we're more than proud to call them Montrealers. You're already three beers deep and ready to kick it up a notch, Thunderclap is your song of choice. You might even see your bros wildin out at the other end of the pong table, saying shit like "bro, this is a straight up banger!"
4. Lunice & Angel Haze - Gimme That
"Crunkstep" is what Lunice calls his music, and if you ask me, that's pretty damn accurate. Angel Haze spits some violent wisdom over a hard-hitting hip hop beat courtesy of the one-and-only Lunice. Get some ladies over for this pre-drink, cause you'll probably be in full grind mode once this track gets played. Why wait for the club; move a couple couches, dim the lights, and you've got your very own dancefloor.
5. Paris & Simo vs. Jochen Miller - Flash
By the end of most pre-drinks, things usually start to pick up a little bit. At this point, you've gone from tipsy to full-on drunk and you and your pals are contemplating whether you even need to leave the house. Call up some more friends and throw on Paris & Simo and you've got yourself a full-on dance party.
6. The Celestics - Kill
Some people like to get shit-faced playing flip cup and taking down jager-bombs. Others like to sit out on a balcony looking out over the Montreal skyline, sipping on Henessy and listening to something funky. The Celestics are one of the most interesting rap projects out of Montreal, and would be the perfect soundtrack to your chilled-out predrink.
7. RAGERS - Trouble
If you're into heavy-hitting trap beats and hard rock, you'll be super down with RAGERS, a Montreal group that fuses the two for a seamlessly raging effect. Think teeth-grinding, crunching on staples, throwing fists, a dark room, chemicals, toilet whisky, sweat, blood... and rage.
9. Botnek - I Know
You're on the final match of a long beer pong tournament and this one seems like it's never going to end. It's the sixth round of overtime and it seems like every time you catch a glimpse of the gold, they hit you right back. Both teams have one cup left and you're in rebuttal. Your partner already sank his, so you wind-up, and send it flying in a perfect arc formation. Time freezes for a moment... and then it lands, perfectly, in that beautiful red plastic cup. You're hoisted into the air, and crowned the evening's beer pong champ, you cry a little bit, and call your mom to tell her the good news, oh and Botnek is playing.
9. SNAILS x Kai Wachi - Hypnosis
You were asked to make a playlist for tonight's pre-drink, so you pull something together real quick and you're pretty jazzed about it. Half way through, your friend looks bored and unplugs your ipod. A wave of fury rushes over you, how could he!? And then SNAILS starts playing, and you're no longer upset. You say something like "Dude, what the f#$#@@$$$$$$$$$ is this!?" And he says "SNAILS, and he's from Montreal."
10. Vilify - Laced Up Mix
Here at MTL Blog, we always want you to get crunk and laced up, but apparently so does Vilify! Montreal's bass queen brings the heat on this mix with a full hour of trap, hip-hop and some genuine bass love to accompany your pre-drink. The alcohol is flowing, the air is smoky and there's all kinds of beautiful people in the room, what more could you ask for.