The biggest weekly party on St Laurent is kicking off 2011 with #BANGURZ. A truly all-star cast of Montreal's incredible producers is poised to show you what the future is all about.
Lunice is is poised to bring his infectious hybrid of hyphy/turbo-crunk/jerk/boom-bap to a much, much wider audience. Between an upcoming tour with fellow MTLien Jacques Greene, a collaboration with Diplo, and the imminent release of his "Stacker Upper" EP on LuckyMe, Lunice is keeping himself busy.
A star to watch in the lazer bass galaxy. As half of the Mofomatronix DJ outfit, Montreal’s Philippe Aubin-Dionne was a fixture behind the decks at early Turbo Crunk parties, alongside Megasoid. As Hovatron, he went solo and evolved from DJ to producer/musician, fusing epic synths with beats to bomb the dancefloor. After a pair of mixtapes and a digital EP, Hovatron made his way to wax this year on his debut single “Gold Star Radiation,” backed by “Let's Get Wet.”
[MP3] Hovatron - Rain in Montreal Mix (LOOKOUT Mix #2)
Seb Diamond (Night Trackin')
In the sideroom:
Ro Riley + DJ Howards (Dirty Gold)
FREE before 11:30 if you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come early to beat the line.
See you on the dansefloor!
PHIL AD & SEB DIAMOND [DJ SET]
MOVED TO LE BELMONT w/ BIKINI, MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS
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...
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.Read Less ↑
Montreal's resident R&B robot and Night Trackin' loc Hovatron is the latest to craft together a mix for the Lookout series. The R.Kelly-themed cover art belies it's bubblegum sheen, but don't get it twisted, this mix is as dirty it gets. From the raunchy bedroom tales of Lil B and Nicki Minaj to the dubbed out garage fury of UK producers like Kingdom, Ramadanman, and Doc Daneeka, Hovatron's take on the Lookout mix is required listening heading into the big POP MTL Lookout showcase featuring Hudson Mohawke, Machinedrum, Lunice, and big Hov himself. Mix and tracklist below, peep game!
Read More ↓ Tracklist: Lil B - Birth To Life
The Bangz & The New Boyz - Found My Swag (instr)
Lunice - Hip Pop
Traximillion ft. Smitty Grands - Get'cha Ass Up
Hovatron - Super Soaker
R Kelly - Club To A Bedroom
Timbaland - Try Again (Bass version instr)
Lazer Sword ft. Turf Talk - I'm Gone (Low Limit remix)
Mosca - Tilt Shift
Lil B ft. Stunnaman - Wet
Hovatron - Young Blood / Bad Blood
Sean Kingston ft. Nicki Minaj - Letting Go (Kingdom dub ft. Nicki mix)
Mosca - Nike
El-B - Express
Ramadanman - Work Them
Breach - Fatherless (Doc Daneeka's MRR SNRZZ remix)
Millimetrik - Jackafire (Hovatron remix)
The-Dream - Yamaha
Velour - Booty Slammer
Keri Hilson - Slow Dance
Noaprie - La Casa De Todd
T-Pain ft. Young Jeezy - Reverse Cowgirl
Lil B - Birth To Life
RAS G ( Brainfeeder, LA ) October 22nd at Le Belmont
Ras G is a member of the Brainfeeder crew out of Los Angeles, part of the family consisting of heavy weights such as Flying Lotus, Samiyam, Gas Lamp Killer, Tokimonsta, Daedelus, Lorn, and on and on. You best expect some heavy heavy heavy.Read More ↓
"Somewhere at the interstellar crossroads of Sun Ra, DJ Spooky, Strata East, and Lee “Scratch” Perry lies the incomparable musical mind of L.A. native Ras G (né Gregory Shorter, Jr.). Though he often affixes the group moniker “The Alkebulan (or Afrikan) Space Program” to his name, Ras G (a composite of his first initial and a testament to his belief in Rastafari) is the sole captain and crew of this spacecraft. Along with a 21st-century moxie, his collective influences make up what he describes as ghetto sci-fi—an extraterrestrial soundwave transmission of dub, white noise, glitch, off-kilter boom-bap, and sound bites."
Rilly Guilty ( myspace.com/guiltfrommontreal )
Lexis ( musicismysanctuary.com )
and hosted by
BluRum13 ( Ninja Tune Massive )
6$ before 11pm, 8$ after.Read Less ↑
Thu, Sep 30
HUDSON MOHAWKE (Warp Records)
w/ Montreal LuckyMe Fam:
HOVATRON + LUNICE [Live Tag Team Set]
SEB DIAMOND [DJ]
MOOG Audio - 3828 St-Laurent
Off The Hook - 1021a Ste-Catherine O
Atom Heart - 364 Sherbrooke E
Phonopolis - 5403A ave du Parc
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.
Fresh off the release of his first album, Butter, LuckyMe's own Hudson Mohawke comes through Montreal to turn your ears inside out again. His eclectic mix of 80's pop, glitch, and boom-bap is not to be missed.
Lunice is Montreal’s proudest young son of the moment – A member of Glasgows’ LuckyMe Collective, and a participant in the Red Bull Music Academy 2010 in London, England. His Live PA (remixes and beats made on the spot) will set your booty shaking like jello in an earthquake.
Hovatron, a pioneer of the infamous Turbo Crunk nights is the renaissance man responsible for the impressive visuals at last years insane St. Jean Baptiste Bridge Burner party. Hes also got a new EP of technologic bass brrrapp blowing up the coaxil in your modem.
Presale Tix: $15
Montrealer and producer extraordinaire Hovatron has been making live electronic music that will knock your pants off since his work at the famed Turbo Crunk nights. He just dropped some new remixes free of charge, which means the only thing you have to buy is birth control for your subwoofer. Cop it and decide for yourself, and make sure you get out to see the man himself spinning with Hudson Mohawke and Lunice at the LuckyMe Showcase on May 29th!
One of Montreal's finest and a founding member of Nighttrackin', Hovatron just dropped a mixtape full of his own originals and reworkings over at Lowriders Collective. The mix is full of unreleased gems and represents the evolution of one of MTL's brightest young minds from his days as a Turbo Crunk co-conspirator to his more recent, relentlessy eclectic production style.
1. Hovatron – Max Headroom – INTRO
2. Hovatron – Everything Always
3. Hovatron – The Drip
4. Hovatron – Gold Star Radiation
5. Hovatron – Gold Star Radiation (Cryptical remix)
6. Dopplereffekt – Plastiphilia (Hova remix)
7. Hovatron – One Handed
8. Hovatron – Blaptop
9. Hovatron – Delorean Reprise
10. Hovatron – Super Soaker
11. Cassie – Long Way to Go (Hova remix)
12. Hovatron – Born Under Punches (interpretation of Talking Heads)
13. Hovatron – Already Know
14. Hovatron – Gypsy Trader
15. Hovatron – Case of the Doomsdays – OUTRO