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!
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!
In the back rooms of Mad Decent, Jillionaire is the super soca. After Osheaga, Jills drops a set at Blue Dog Motel, after the show with Major Lazor on Sunday, July 31. South Rakkas Live with MC Sereosee. Peep the mix below, get riddim.
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)