Photos: RBMA Destination Tokyo Montreal

Select photos from RBMA Destination Tokyo Tour March 8, 2011 @ Le Belmont, Montreal.

See the full album over at ForYourBenefit.ca

RBMA Spotlight: Ango

Montreal beatsmith Ango shot out of the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy in London like a rocket launcher. After years spent playing the legendary MTL Turbo Crunk parties alongside Lunice and Megasoid, Ango has spent the past year linking up with Glasgow label LuckyMe and performing all over the world, including a set at Barcelona's famed Sonar Fest featuring tons of unreleased material. You can check out a recording of that seminal set, along with others from his time in London, from within the RBMA Radio archives

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Ango's sound matured and developed remarkably during his time at the 2010 RBMA, adding a polish that was absent from his earlier proto-R&B incantations. All that energy and focus has been harnessed in his new, refreshingly manic, performance style, captured below:

RBMA – DESTINATION TOKYO! TOUR TEASER: ANGO from What's Really Good™ on Vimeo.


You can catch Ango playing with Lunice, Prison Garde, and Nautiluss at the RBMA Destination Tokyo tour this March 8th at Le Belmont.

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RBMA Destination Tokyo Tour Info Session & Showcase

LOOKOUT & Red Bull Music Academy Present:

PRISON GARDE

NAUTILUSS

LUNICE

ANGO

Tuesday, March 8th
LE BELMONT, 4483 St. Laurent

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It's application time! In support of this years Academy, alumni Ango (Montreal) and Lunice (Montreal), both from LuckyMe Records, will be co-heading the Red Bull Music Academy Canadian Tour Destination Tokyo (co-presented by Exclaim.ca), featuring PrisonGarde (Vancouver) and Nautiluss (Toronto). Preceding each show is an intimate look at the Academy and its application process through essions hosted by mymanhenri. Attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to enter a remix contest, with submissions hosted on Exclaim.ca, and the winner taking home a $1K gift certificate to Moog Audio. No Academy day would be complete without a proper party, which starts at 10pm right after the workshop.

Application Info Session, 8PM
Showcase @ 10pm

PRISON GARDE

Prison Garde is the latest incarnation of electronic music monolith Vaughn Robert Squire. A man of many monikers and creative outlets, with a well celebrated history that spans multiple eras and genres of music (as Megasoid, Sixtoo,Villain Accelerate and S&N to name a few projects), Prison Garde spends his nights these days pumping out deep twerked warehouse music of all tempos.

NAUTILUSS

Formerly of Thunderheist, Nautiluss has refocused and reloaded his plan of attack, providing dark, diabolical tracks somewhere between house, techno, and evil space disco. The perfect soundtrack for a flight over international waters.

LUNICE

Lunice is just THAT dude. So cool, so easy. But at night he’s a monster making bedroom dance videos to Footcrab and Sex Intelligent (remix stoopid). It was just over a year ago that Lunice started bumping his own beats at the Turbo Crunk nights. To think that he’s since released a debut EP on LuckyMe, played two European tours, and attended the Red Bull Music Academy in London, cheeeez, dude is doing those big things already.

ANGO
Joining Montreal's community of influential DJs and Producers, this R&B beat maker has just begun to do his part to help rebuild the landscape of alternative dance music in North America. Ango's music is uniquely melodic and hopeful, bringing boogie-era synth and drum sounds into context with contemporary R&B bangers, electro and bass music.

Tickets are $8 and will be available online and at the following locations:

MOOG Audio - 3828 St-Laurent
Off The Hook - 1021 Ste Catherine Ouest
Atom Heart - 364, Rue Sherbrooke Est

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DOWNLOAD: Machinedrum – “Let It”

Check the Interview Lookout ran with Machinedrum a while back - Travis Stewart is a man of many aliases and identities.

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Following his Many Faces of Machinedrum EP with LuckyMe he released another sequence of tracks caught full of his manic, stylistically fluctuating realms suspended somewhere between the club, the dusty basement hip hop studio, and the insane asylum. Check out the new release "Let It" and try to get on his level before he fogs up Club Lambi this Friday, February 11 for the LuckyMe Label Showcase:

Machinedrum - "Let It"

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DOWNLOAD: Cubic Zirconia Remix EP

To be fully prepared for Cubic Zirconia's live show this Friday, February 11 at Club Lambi, it'd be best to grab hold of the new EP of remixes their label LuckyMe recently made available for free online.

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Frontman Nick Hook calls his group "live ethnic disco," but reworkings from club stalwarts Egyptrixx and Ikonika and left field G-Synth master Dam Funk spread and/or skewer the sound all over the dance music spectrum. The remixes come in advance of the NYC four-piece's upcoming album Follow Your Heart.

Grab the tracks here!

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LuckyMe Showcase

LOOKOUT, LuckyMe & Dirty Gold present:

After an incredibly breakthrough 2009 that saw the massive critical and popular success of Hudson Mohawke, Rustie and Mike Slott with releases on Warp, All City and more, it seemed unlikely that Glaswegian label LuckyMe could top the level of excitement in the year to follow. However in the last year, they've expanded the label worldwide, adding several North American acts that have become some of the most talked about in the electronic music world, including Jacques Greene, Lunice, Ango, Machinedrum, and Cubic Zirconia. On February 11th, all of this monumental talent will be on display under Club Lambi's roof.

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Friday, February the 11th
Club Lambi, 4465 St-Laurent

CUBIC ZIRCONIA (Live)
MACHINEDRUM (Live)
JAQUES GREENE (DJ)
LUNICE (Live)

ANGO (Live)

Cubic Zirconia

Seriously, this band will destroy your club, your concernt hall, your living room. It's acid inflected pop music that hints towards a tradition of great new york loft parties and the vacious structure of punk bands like ESG and Liquid Liquid. But you know, Cubic's music is more than that. It's not trying to be anything else than Nick Hook, Tiombe Lockhart & Daud Sturdivant going in as hard as they can. I mean, what shall we call it? We have to call it something -- that's the way of music journalism. Let's go for ethnic disco.

MIX FOR LOOKOUT: http://lookoutpresents.com/media/lookout-mixtape-6-cubic-zirconias-nick-hook-mix/

Machinedrum

New label mate Machinedrum will be present as well, riding off his stellar new releases on LuckyMe and on Hotflush as his new garage/future dubstep project Sepalcure. With a combination of the songwriting skills of Timbaland, the huge club sounds of Daft Punk and the crafty experimentation of Aphex Twin, Machinedrum will take us all on quite the musical ride.

MIX FOR URB: http://www.urb.com/2010/08/18/machinedrum-footwerk-classixxx-da-revenge-mix/

Jacques Greene

Jacques Greene hails from Montreal, Canada, and you may or may not have heard some music he made under a previous guise. It doesn't really matter. His current focus is glistening house music with the perfect balance of reverence and idiosyncrasy, and an unashamed devotion to R'n'B. Releases with LuckyMe and NightSlugs have announced his arrival in the house music world in fine style, and hint at a pretty good year to come.

MIX FOR URB: http://www.urb.com/2010/11/30/urb-presents-jacques-greene-exclusive-mix/

Lunice

Lunice is just THAT dude. So cool, so easy. But at night he’s a monster making bedroom dance videos to Footcrab and Sex Intelligent (remix stoopid). It was just over a year ago that Lunice started bumping his own beats at the Turbo Crunk nights. To think that he’s since played two European tours and attended Red Bull in London, cheeeez, Dude is doing those big things already.

MIX FOR LOOKOUT: http://lookoutpresents.com/media/lookout-mixtape-5-lunice-pretty-boy-mixxx/

Ango

Joining Montreal's community of influential DJs and Producers, this R&B beat maker has just begun to do his part to help rebuild the landscape of alternative dance music in North America. Ango's music is uniquely melodic and hopeful, bringing boogie-era synth and drum sounds into context with contemporary R&B bangers, electro and bass music.

MIX FOR LUCKYME: http://luckymedia.s3.amazonaws.com/_MIXTAPES/81.mp3

TICKETS

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CONTEST: TICKETS TO HUDMO + WeSC PRO HEADPHONES

ENTER TO WIN

2 TICKETS / BILLETS +
WeSC BAG PIPE HEADPHONES

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Thanks / Merci!

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Interview: Machinedrum

Check the album cover for perspective: Machinedrum has collected new faces, aliases, and styles on a pace with most KGB agents. Throughout his entire career, Machinedrum, né Travis Stewart and AKA too many other pseudonyms to count, has jumped from subgenre to subgenre whenever it suited him, systematically dismantling the barriers between each and pooling the remaining elements together to create his own distinct blend of production styling. His newest release is no different; its tracks are split down the middle between the deftly hyperactive beat fare one has come to expect from LuckyMe releases and an aggressively left field club sound that defies any real categorization other than, "Oh yeah, that's that new Machinedrum shit." One of Lookout's own recently got the chance to talk to the man himself, LuckyMe's first ever North American signing and a featured artist at the upcoming Lookout POP MTL showcase on Sept. 30 at the Belmont. Check it out...

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Your new album, The Many Faces of Machinedrum, is split right down the middle in terms of production styles and influences. What was your intention when you set out to make the record?

To be honest I wasn't really making a "record" when i wrote those tracks, I was more or less just writing tunes for the sake of writing them. After accumulating loads of them Lucky Me decided that instead of puttin together a genre specific record we'd focus on a more diverse record instead.  Writing in multiple styles has never been something new for me, it's how I've always approached music. I get bored writing the same style over and over.

It seems like your style is constantly evolving between releases. Where would you say your primary musical influences lie at the moment?

Like I said, I get bored doin the same style.  Right now I feel like I'm being heavily influenced by Juke and Footwork tracks from Chicago.  Other than that I've been listening to Carlo Gesualdo and lots of other choral music.  Been singing on a lot of new stuff too.

The recent Sepalcure mix on XLR8R was fantastic. What can you tell us about how Sepalcure started and what you guys have planned for the future?

Thank you.   Sepalcure started out of boredom and necessity to finally collaborate with my friend Praveen Sharma here in Brooklyn about a year ago.  We have an EP slated for release in December on Hotflush.

LuckyMe is one of our favorite young labels. How did you get linked up with them for this record?

I've been talking on and off with the LuckyMe crew for a while, and earlier this year I sent them a load of tunes and they picked their favorites for Many Faces

How was it working with Theophilus London on your various projects together? Are there any other artists you’d like to work with going forward?

Working with Theophilus was definitely a great experience.  We wrote a lot of songs together and he pushed for me to write hooks and brought me out of my instrumental electronic production shell.  I've also been working a lot with Jesse Boykins III, Azealia Banks and Melo-X and have some really great music we've made together, but at the moment I'm taking a break from producing vocalists apart from remix work.  I'd love to work with Autechre or James Blake on a tune or two.

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Hudson Mohawke & Machinedrum + guests

LOOKOUT x Pop Montreal showcase
Thu, Sep 30

HUDSON MOHAWKE (Warp Records)
http://myspace.com/hudsonmo

MACHINEDRUM
http://myspace.com/machinedrum

w/ Montreal LuckyMe Fam:

HOVATRON + LUNICE [Live Tag Team Set]

http://myspace.com/hovatron
http://myspace.com/lunice

ANGO [Live]
http://myspace.com/andrewgordon

SEB DIAMOND [DJ]

TICKETS/BILLETS

Etix: http://tinyurl.com/2774mrp
MOOG Audio - 3828 St-Laurent
Off The Hook - 1021a Ste-Catherine O
Atom Heart - 364 Sherbrooke E
Phonopolis - 5403A ave du Parc

http://lookoutpresents.com/
http://facebook.com/lookout
http://popmontreal.com/

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LOOKOUT is a promoter of good music and fun parties in Montreal (est. 2004). Our website & newsletter feature exclusive mixtapes, artist interviews, free music, events, photos, and handpicked culture. After having put on several big ticket shows this year such as Dam-Funk, YACHT, and helping curate club nights and concerts in and out-of-town, we're proud to announce the thrilling lineup for our Pop Montreal showcase this year, at Club Lambi on Thursday, September 30th.

We're pleased to say Hudson Mohawke, coasting off his debut LP "Butter" on Warp, will be returning to the city once more to take everyone on what can only be described as a falcon ride through an airbrushed fantasy land of heady beats, sparkly sunshine and glossy synthesizers.

New label mate Machinedrum will be in the house as well, riding off his stellar new releases on LuckyMe and on Hotflush as his new garage/future dubstep project Sepalcure. With a combination of the songwriting skills of Timbaland, the huge club sounds of Daft Punk and the crafty experimentation of Aphex Twin, Machinedrum will take us all on quite the musical ride.

Along for the journey will be the dancing, beatboxing, beatmaking and recent RBMA graduate Lunice, playing a tag-team set with fellow Montreal-based LuckyMe signee Hovatron, who has been bringing hybrid warehouse techno and new-school crunk to clubs worldwide.

Furthermore, Ango's "finely tuned, bass heavy set that is getting bodies jerking at all manner of angles" collides with Pop Montreal for the first time.

Live in every sense of the word, this is not one to be missed.

Come hang with the LuckyMe set, and LOOKOUT.

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New Lunice Tracks from the RBMA!

The RBMA graduate class of 2010

Check out these two new tracks from Lunice. It looks like these two new tracks from Lunice will be used in a compilation put together by upstart record label Jus Like Music, alongside tracks from many other RBMA students. Best of all, the whole thing will be available for free download soon! Check the RBMA site for details.

Lunice - Let It Ride

Lunice - Perpetual Leisure

Stay posted in the upcoming days for new music from the other recent RBMA graduates, including Poirier, Ango, and Amenta