Download: Jacques Greene – Tell Me (Kingdom Edit)

Jacques Greene - Tell Me (Kingdom Edit)

Kingdom remixes his Night Slugs labelmate, Montreal's Jacques Greene. In the hands of Kingdom "Tell Me," originally the soft, understated closer to Jacques Greene's debut LuckyMe LP The Look, becomes a remarkable re-imagining - maintaing its subtle draw while amplifying the track's layered, twisting, and pulsing dynamics. Truly amazing work.

See Kingdom drop this tune live at the Night Slugs Showcase with Bok Bok and Girl Unit March 25th at SAT.

RBMA Spotlight: Lunice

Lunice Fermin Pierre II has taken over the asylum! In little over a year, he's taken hold of the electronic beats scene across Canada and the US, and set ears and heads ablaze with his mixture of beats, bass, and splintered electronica. Taking cues from Warp, Bangladesh, Dilla, and Ed Banger, Lunice knows exactly how to craft a recipe that makes dance floors bump and bass bins thump. With remixes forthcoming on Big Dada, Young Turks and a solo EP on LuckyMe, Lunice will be conducting the sound of clubland for a long time to come.

Check out one of his RBMA Radio mixes and an interview below!

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Hey Lunice, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I'm 22, from Montreal, Quebec and I love rap music.

Congrats on the release of the Stacker Upper EP on LuckyMe Records. What made you want to release this EP?
Thanks! Releasing my first solo EP was one of my biggest goals since day one.  I've always had the idea of releasing an EP.  I felt that I wouldn't work on it until I feel that I'm ready and that the sound I'm experimenting on at that moment would make sense for a release. Now my next goal is to release another record!

You are so energetic on stage, not to mention your fancy footwork in LunicexLAZERSWORDS Gucci Sweatshirt . Do you feel live producers / DJs should look to become performers on stage?
Not really. Producers & DJs should do whatever seems to fit for their set. I never intended to "perform" on stage, it just sort of happened after numerous alcoholic drinks and me going in front wildin' out with the crowd and having the time of my life, haha.  I guess since I used to be a full-time B-Boy/dancer, I was naturally able to do cool moves which to me seemed like "whatever, I'm drunk" dancing, but to people it seemed like "whoa cool moves!". I'm used to performing infront of crowds at breakdance shows,so I've gotten used to sending a certain type of energy to the crowd and having them respond back in the same way.

Check out the remainder of the interview over  at Red Bull.

Bonus: Check out this video of Lunice breaking it down in his natural habitat!

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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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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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Jacques Greene – “Baby I Don’t Know What You want” (Video)

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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


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.



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.


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.



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.



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.



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LOOKOUT Mixtape #6: Cubic Zirconia’s Nick Hook Mix

Cubic Zirconia's Nick Hook was kind enough to send over a mix full of jams that spell out why LuckyMe and Night Slugs were the labels that ruled 2010. The tape comes just in time for Cubic Zirconia's live performance alongside Jacques Greene, Lunice, Machinedrum, and Ango at the LuckyMe label showcase at Club Lambi Friday February 11th. Without further delay, the tracklist and mix is below:

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mr. fingers- beyond the clouds
kim ann foxman- creatures
julio bashmore- battle for middle you
cassius- shark simple (l-vis and the neon dreams rmx ft shadz & cubic zirconia )
martyn and mike slott- all nights
jacques greene- (baby i don't know) what you want
richie hawtin-spastik
egyptrixx-liberation front
kingdom feat tiombe lockhart- remember
panteros 666- x lova (cubic zirconia rmx)
lunice- fancy fortie (rustie rmx)

LOOKOUT Mixtape #6 - Nick Hook

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LOOKOUT Mixtape #5: LUNICE “Pretty Boy” Mixxx

Recently signed to Scottish-born LuckyMe label, Lunice is poised to bring his infectious hybrid of hyphy/turbo-crunk/jerk/boom-bap to a much, much wider audience. Between a European tour with fellow MTLien Hovatron, a collaboration with Diplo, and the imminent release of his Stacker Upper EP on LuckyMe, Lunice is keeping himself busy. Still, he managed to find time to make us a little mix, just as a reminder that he is a maniac.

A blend of club hip hop and neo-soul injected with Lunice's unmistakeable turbo touch, the mix is a 42 minute long grimey club banger. The sound is familiar, but this is a more mature and confident producer, and frankly, we're excited. Get acquainted with the new and improved Lunice swag, but be careful-- your face might get stuck like that.

Tracklist after the jump.

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LOOKOUT Mixtape # 5: "Pretty Boy Mixx" by Lunice

Dr.PAPER & HITMANE feat.Lunice (Intro)
Lil B - Real Plexxx (Lunice Swagged Up Edit)
Soulja Boy - Pretty Boy Swag
Lil B - Pretty Boy Remix
Jagged Edge Feat. Trina & Gucci Mane - Tip of My Tongue (Instrumental)
Guido - Mad Sax
Bun B Feat. T-Pain - Trillionaire
Hit-Boy & Chase N. Cashe - Drop The World
Tay Dizm - Everything
Tha Bizness - Every Girl
Sledgren - Never Been
Wiz Khalifa feat. Rick Ross - Black and Yellow
Ace Hood - Beamer Benz Or Bently
Drake Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy - I'm Going In
Aarab Musik - Cuffin'
Lunice - And She Said
Teairra Mari feat. Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy - Sponsor
Usher - There Goes My Baby
Ryan Leslie feat. Cassie & Fabolous - Addiction (Lunice Remix)
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PHOTOS: Hudson Mohawke @ Pop Montreal 2010