As he bids farewell to his time spent at the Red Bull Music Academy, MTL native Poirier recently put together a mix for RBMA radio. Bookended by his own edits and originals, the mix shows where Poirier's head is at after his experience in the whirlwind that is the RBMA. The stay in London must have supercharged his creative process - tropical rhythms powered by chest-caving bass pulse through the mix as per usual, but there's a newfound urgency and perspective that marks Poirier's evolution and growth. You can stream the mix and check out the tracklist below. Stay up for mixes from the other Canadian participants!
The tracklist is as follows:
Cham - Rude Boy Pledge (Poirier Remix)
Tippa Irie - Bad Boy (Bad Boys Riddim 2009)
Chedizek - Me Nah Run (No Borders Riddim)
Vybz Kartel - Money Hustler (Good Life Riddim)
Poirier - Let Them Hate ft YT (Mungo’s Hifi Remix)
Poirier - Pickney Too Bad feat. Serocee
Sabo & Cassady - La Curura
Mapaputsi - Kleva
Fulgeance - Low Club Anthem (Edit)
King Cannibal - Aragami Style
Fort Knox 5 - The Wonder (Stereotyp Remix)
Partysquad - Pull Up
L-Vis 1990 - United Groove (MJ Cole Remix)
Danny Scrilla - 12102009
Atki2 & Dub Boy - Tigerflower
Crazy Cousinz & Aidonia - Bounce
Busy Signal & Mavado - Badman Place (Poirier Remix)
Poirier - Enemies feat. Face-T (Sticky Remix)
If you don't know anything about the Red Bull Music Academy, then you need to check out the site immediately, stream the custom radio, and delve into what is one of the most into what is one of the most insanely stacked music collaborations in the world.
If you do know how exciting and exclusive the program is, then now is you chance to live vicariously through the 4 participants! The Exclaim! blog is providing a platform for the 4 Canadian participants and their own staff writer to share their unique experiences from the Academy's inner workings. Already, the artists Lunice, Amenta, Poirier, and Ango have written about private lectures and performances from talents as diverse as A-Trak and Dam Funk.
Dam's overriding advice? "Keep it gangsta." Well put, that's why LOOKOUT is proud to bring Dam Funk to Club Lambi March 6! LOOKOUT wishes the best of luck to all the participants, enjoy the incredible opportunity!