So we’re just two days away from Zomby’s set at SAT on Friday along side Construct of HighOnBeats.com, Booty Based Mob & Seb Diamond all presented by SJU & Neon so I thought about putting you all in the mood for the show.
A couple of months ago, Zomby dropped a music video out that covered four of his tracks ‘Ascension’, ‘Sunshine In November’, ‘Overdose’ and ‘Memories’, all of them taken from his last album that came out mid-June.
This black and white video is really well produced, it puts you in a great vibe and makes you go from one mood to another as the tracks changes. You just have to watch this.
If you know me at all, you know that one of my biggest life passions is wine. For me, there's nothing better than a nice glass of chilled white wine at breakfast, except maybe for a hearty red selection with dinner (and also a nice glass of rosee right before bed, to round off the day). Suffice to say, wine is my whole life.
This magical event doesn't just feature your usual, run-of-the-mill wines, friends. Les Turbulents - Salon Des Vignerons Naturels is a wine tasting for natural, bio wines, meaning that whatever you taste will be good for you (well, more or less). If that isn't the perfect definition of a win-win situation, I don't know what is.
Not only will you be able to taste wine, but this event also gives you the chance to speak with the actual winemakers to learn more about their products. Stick around for food and a post-event DJ set, afterwards, but bare in mind that the price of the ticket only includes the wine tasting. Food will be an additional price.
It’s summer in Montreal and we all know what that means: time for festival madness at Osheaga! With headliners like Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Weezer, Kygo, Nas, and ALT-J, and an amazing lineup overall, this year’s Osheaga is looking to be one of the best yet.
What better way to end a day in the sun than with a night in the club? In a city packed with over 100,000 festival goers, that's infamous for its nightlife, Osheaga offers an insane array of pre and post parties to keep you dancing 'til the sun comes up. Avoid missing out on some of the best nights of the year by hitting up these ten.
Here are the 10 best after/pre-parties of Osheaga 2015:
1. Sango + CRi + Dead Horse Beats Osheaga After-Party
Looking for some experimental tri hop and electronic funk, an insane soundsystem, and the otherworldly ambiance of Montreal's best new club? Look no further than the Osheaga After Party with Sango, CRi, and Dead Horse Beats hosted by Samourais des Jungles Urbaines at Newspeak and get ready to dance.
2. Osheaga Official After-Party: Young Fathers and Shash'u
Come see Young Fathers, the controversial Scottish hip hop group that won the 2014 Mercury Prize, at the Phi Center. With their new album, White Men Are Black, out in April, Young Fathers continues to discuss racial issues and make an international reputation for themselves as an innovative, outspoken hip hop group. With Montreal's own Shash'u, this is going to be a crazy funk and hip hop night.
3. Afterparty Officiel: Brodinsky and Cashmere Cat
Looking for a massive crowd and that bassline? Get a ticket to the Official Osheaga Afterparty at the appropriately named Société des Arts Technologiques for the sweet French beats that made Brodinski famous and Cashmere's Cat's eerie Norwegian synth.
5. Mykki Blanco, Shaydakiss, Jay'dore, and River Lance Osheaga Pre-Party
Known for rapping about everything from historical figures to gay sex, Mykki Blanco is not to be missed at Newspeak's Osheaga Pre-Party this year. Come enjoy the performance of one of the hottest names in NY hip hop--Mykki Blanco--at this Osheaga pre-party under Newspeak's eerie lights.
7. Klangkarussell, Adrien Mitchel, and Hools Osheaga After-Party
After their massively successful hit "Sonnentanz," Adrian Held and Tobias Riese of Klangkarussell have continued to turn out sets that will get any club hopping. Come to Newspeak for an after-party that will make you dance until your feet hurt.
8. Afterparty Officiel: The OBGMS, Les Deuxluxes, and The Castagne's
Wishin' for some punk rock, a seriously sultry female vocalist, and a crowd that will appreciate your retro style? Grab a double IPA for The OBGMs and Les Deuxlues at Cabaret Lion d'Or and be ready to twist your heart out.
Watch Nas' 2014 documentary on the inception of his famous debut album and the people and experiences that influenced his development as an artist. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Director One9 and Producer Erik Parker, ending with an After Party featuring special guests.
10. Afterparty Officiel: N'to, THYLACINE, and Van Did
Minimal, smooth techno and a variety of genres? Yes please. Come get your groove on with headliner N'to accompanied by Thylacine, an up-and-coming French DJ, and Van Did, a local gem, at the Osheaga's Official After-Party hosted by Festival MEG Montreal and I Love Neon.
April is finally upon us, and the MTL Blog Events team has found a ton of parties for you to celebrate the warmth this weekend. From clothing line's launching their Spring collections, to events that go til 6am on both Friday and Saturday, to another amazing weekend at Newspeak, it is going to be hard to chose what to attend.
Thursday, April 2nd
B-Lux Opening Event at 4440 St. Denis. This new women's clothing boutique has promised champagne and surprises alongside the viewing of their spring line. View event>
Bal en Noir at Entrepôts Dominion. This chic and glamorous event will host more than 500 professionals in the advertising industry to celebrate and raise money for BEC. View event>
Kyle Hall With Guilty, Motions, and M.Bootyspoon at Newspeak. Enjoy the kick off of another amazing weekend at this beautiful new venue. Come through and check it out if you are into funky electro beats and daring decor. View event>
Bitcoin Canada and Bodega Beats Present Tibe, Falcxne, and Tallboy at Blue Dog. Do you want to be part of history? Blue Dog is the first bar on St. Laurent to accept bitcoins! Come check out the coin in action while listening to some awesome up and coming Canadian DJs and supporting Make A Wish Foundation. View event>
Monroe at En Cachette will be joined by our favorite panda, No Kliché. If you are into current Hip-Hop and Rap throwbacks, this is definitely the spot to get down on Thursdays. View event>
Jeudi Saint: Party Rétro at Lobby Bar. Come discover the best hits of soul, pop, and funk from the 60s to today. Video presentations will accompany music by VJ/DJ Advocate. View event>
Les Jeunes Jeudis with Loud and Lary at Salon Officiel. Come out and jam to some hip-hop, future beats, and trap edm. Drinks 4$ before midnight! View event>
MELT at Blizzarts is celebrating 1 year of the label's free Thursday event. Joined by special guest Dr. MaD, our favorite resident DJs will be spinning some serious tracks. Cheers to another year! View event>
BadBadWitches with Gayance, Softcoresoft, and Wifey at Datcha. This is the first event of a new collective started by Gayance to celebrate all the wicked witches here in Montreal. Datcha will be bumping with techno, heavy bass, caribbean beats, and everything in between. View event>
Friday, April 3rd
SoYou Spring Collection Launch at Cugino Boutique. Come check out this dope clothing line's new collection and enjoy a live DJ set, cold drinks, raffles and plenty more surprises! View event>
Mr. Carmack with Grandbuda, hrmxny, and Construct at Newspeak. If you don't know Mr. Carmack's music, definitely check out the dubby beats of this awesome DJ/producer all the way from San Francisco. View event>
Get Nice Friday's at Blizzartsis celebrating their 5 year anniversary with Simahlak and Saintwood's crew Rue de Bois. Arrive early for delicious drink specials and to avoid the rush. View event>
Milky Chance at Metropolis. This German folk duo with reggae and electronic music influences will not disappoint. View event>
Home II at Cabaret Lion d'Or. This celebration of art and contemporary dance hopes to continue encouraging local, emerging artists. View event>
Wolfstag Presents Vinny Savage And The Wild Side, Mangrove, From Scratch, and Rickrollin And The Cat at La Vitrola.This funkadelic line-up will have you moving and grooving on the dance floor all night long. View event>
DRaMA Afterhours 001 with Blasé, Get Monet, and talktalktalktalk is the perfect place to keep the party going late night Friday. Get Monet crew has had Apartment 200 going up on a Tuesday like no one has seen the past few weeks and the other two DJs mix the dubbiest, freshest, hiphop and future bass beats. Come play, chill, dance, vibe. View event>
Saturday, April 4th
LoFreqs 90's Throw Back with Da-P Dabeatx, Robert Robert, Echo 6, Rooots, and More. This all night event is the party not to be missed this weekend. Stacked with some of Montreal's most talented artists, including Furst, staying up until 6am is non-negotiable. View event>
Bal en Blanc at Bell Center. With headliners including Alesso, David Guetta, and Dash Berlin, the 2015 edition of this wild wild party from 8pm to noon the next day is going to be out of control. View event>
Travis Scott Rodeo Tour at Le Petit Olympia is going to be legendary. You have to check out how crazy this Houston born rap god's live performances are. View event>
Shash'U PWRFNK Album Release Party with Special Guest Nick Catchdubs at Le Belmont. Freshly back from SXSW, Shash'U is home to celebrate the new tracks. View event>
Electric Wizard at Virgin Mobile Corona Theater. This English doom metal band is in town to rage your faces off. View event>
Lorn with Lee Bannon, Dolor, and Sibian & Faun at Newspeak. This eclectic mix of artists coming from all over the world will have some fantastic drum and bass and jungle beats for you to jam out to all night. View event>
Sunday, April 5th
Rouge Mékong at SAT embraces immersive film, performance, poetry and music in a tale that blends fact and fiction and the past and present. If you have never experienced the satosphere, you have to check out this event that is happening all weekend long! View event>
Dumb Angel with Sunfields and Del Bel at Casa del Popolo. Come check out country coated, acid laced guitar pop from the heart of Montreal and cosmic folk rock from Saskatoon. View event>
Easter Sundae with POMO, Potatohead People, Amaris Daniel, and Charles Cozy at Newspeak. The OG MELT crew come together with MOTO Made for a very special Easter evening. View event>
Need more info? Feel like we are missing an event? Contact us at MTL Blog Events with any inquiries you may have.
Montreal is ending this month March Madness style, and we're not talking about basketball. From Newspeak's grand opening weekend, to amazing art exhibits and markets, to Vilify's return to Montreal, you better be ready to bounce around the city like a ball on the court in the championship game. Check out where MTL Blog Events thinks you have to be this weekend so you can jump into April as a winner.
Thursday, March 26th
Newspeak Opening With Ben Pearce, Tessela, Egyptrixx, Buck Smith, and Untold. This is the first event of many at this awesome new speakeasy-style venue. With THUMP and ILOVENEON by their side, the kick off of Newspeak's opening weekend is not to be missed! View event>
Fridge Door Gallery's Pre-Vernissage Party at Blue Dog. Come hang with the FDG fam the night before their new vernissage opening at their gallery the following day. View event>
Monroe at En Cachette does thirsty Thursday right with drink specials all night long and delicious Hip-Hop beats spun by Empress and Emma Beko. View event>
#Trashbackthursdays at TRH-Bar is one of our favorite weekly events. Trash family does not mess around when it comes to partying and skating. This week MaximiZer and Pullinsky will join the party for a dope open deck sesh. View event>
ICRF Experience Fashion Show at Concoria is the perfect way to celebrate style while supporting a good cause. All proceeds from the show go to cancer research centres in both Montreal and Israel. View event>
MELT at Blizzarts is celebrating 1 year of the label's Thursday event. Everyone will be out for their banging beats. Cheers to another year homies! View event>
Friday, March 27th
Big Jay Oakerson at Theatre Sainte-Catherine will lighten up your weekend with a little comedy. Come check out the first edition of The Brunch Club comedy series with the filthy sweetness of this NYC-based comedian. View event>
Newspeak Opening Weekend Day 2 With Wankelmut, Robert Robert, and Matheus. The debut weekend of this snazzy club continues with even more talented artists from Montreal and afar. View event>
Shaydakiss and M. Bootyspoon at Datcha will have the dance floor turned up to a whole new level. If you don't know these homies' beats, you gotta come through to hear their sweet, sweet sounds. View event>
A Fridge Door Gallery Presents Reveries Art Vernissage at McGill's SSMU Ballroom. For this year’s edition of Nuit Blanche at McGill, FDG invites you to "come escape the monotony and dreariness of real life for a white night of dazed and lucid dreams." View event>
Get Nice Friday's at Blizzarts is poppin' on Fridays with Hip-Hop all night spun by one of our local favorite's Simahlak. View event>
Saturday, March 28th
AUN's "Fiat Lux" Album Launch at SAT. Cosmic industrial duo AUN will forge their ambient-psychedelia into a glitchy, pulsing, waking dream experience in one of the best venues in Montreal. View event>
Fly Ladies 3 With Dr. MaD, Walla P, And Toast Dawg at Le Bleury Bar à Vinyl is for you if you're trying to get funky fresh, future style. No bad vibes, only fresh beats. View event>
Fight4Pride Championship 3 at Centre Sport Xpo is a must see this weekend if you are a fan of combat sports. This event brings the art of fighting to Montreal. View event>
Luxe with Shaydakiss and Vilify at Velvet. With our beloved Vilify back from Berlin for an unknown amount of time, you can't miss this event featuring her and lovely lady Shaydakiss. Come get crunk in class. View event>
Newspeak Opening Weekend Day 3: Soulection Showcase With Esta, IAMNOBODI, Jay Prince, Joe Kay And Noo-Bap. The last day of Newspeak's grand opening weekend might just be the best -- especially if you are a Soulection fan. Come get groovy on the new dance floor. View event>
Fresh Paint Market 3 at Fresh Paint Gallery is a beautifully curated, monthly art market which reunites the heterogeneous community of local creators around their productions: street wear, goodies, art, prints & serigraphy, jewels, micro edition, and much much more.View event>
BLVD44 Saturdays is a great place to go out clubbing with your besties. View event>
Sunday, March 29th
Sugar Shack Brunch Party 2015 at Santos Tapas Bar. Come check out the crazy decor, beats by Dj Thomas H, amazing homemade “Cabane à sucre” style food, “Tire sur neige”, a Bec Cola photobooth, and a live performance by a traditional band! View event>
Jazz & Illa at Honey Martin is the perfect place to sit back, relax, enjoy a Sunday evening beer and groove to some smooth jams. View event>
Tokyo Bar Sundays is a classic spot for a Sunday night of fun. View event>
Need more info? Feel like we are missing an event? Contact us at MTL Blog Events with any inquiries you may have.