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Friday, May 27, 2016 Théâtre Fairmount

Mykki Blanco

SPECIAL GUESTS:  Doldrums, Gayance & River Lance
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Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco (born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr) is a writer, activist and international performing artist. In 2010 Quattlebaum first began making crushing industrial punk under the moniker No Fear before beginning a video art project that would grow to be the glamorous riot grrrl rap of Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki burst into the music scene with the “Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels” EP. Later in 2012 Blanco dropped the seminal “Cosmic Angel Mixtape”, that featured Mykki’s first wave of hits Wavvy, Haze Boogie Life and Kingpinning. On May 21, 2013 Blanco released her second work “Betty Rubble: The Initiation” EP. In January of 2015 Mykki partnered with !K7 to create her own imprint DOGFOOD Music Group, a label that aims to give voice to underground artists that share her vision and “transcend conventional cultural boundaries / constructs.” The first DMG release is C-ORE, a new compilation project out on Sept 18.

Doldrums


Coming up in the late-2000s noise scene of Montreal, electronic producer Airick Woodhead began his solo projectDoldrums in 2010. Melding different aspects of electronic sequencing and noisy sample-based sounds with hypnotic pop structures, Doldrums quickly emerged in a series of random tracks, 7″ singles, remixes, and even a VHS collection of videos. In 2011 Portishead was so moved by Doldrums’ cover version of their song “Chase the Tear” that they included his version as the B-side of a single release of their original version. His growing profile resulted in the release of a debut EP, Empire Sound, that same year, followed by theEgypt 12″ in 2012. Through this time, Doldrums was touring extensively in a three-person stage version of the band, playing shows with contemporaries like Grimes and Purity Ring. A debut full-length,Lesser Evil, materialized in early 2013, gathering together the best of Doldrums’ scattershot sounds into the project’s most cohesive expression yet. Extensive touring followed, and on some levels,Woodhead’s experiences traversing the U.S. inspired the work that would become his next album. Borrowing its title from a Henry Miller book of the same name, 2015’s The Air Conditioned Nightmarereflected lyrically on time spent in the more surreal parts of America, while musically the project began drawing more from deeper electronic influences.

Gayance

GAYANCE always have something new to put on the table such as new musical term that turns into creative collective movement as the ” PIU PIU ” of her native city. Born Aisha Vertus, she communicates her musical knowledge into an exquisite corpse. Starting from the Caribbean rhythms going through Northern Brazil percussions and soulfull cosmic music.The born and raised Montreal DJ as grow a love for Hip Hop culture and electronic music from dancing since the age of 4. She has set the vibe for headlining acts such as Illa J, Branko, Discwoman, Kaytranada and more. Aïsha can certainly not hide that she’s an hopeless romantic and a black feminist. Her mix series ” WITCHES BREW ” transcends melancholy and strength which vibrated through her music selection. Juggling between the world of ”mp3” and vinyls, this 24 years old DJ ranks among the best selectors of her generation.

She has perform at several outdoor events in Montreal and festivals including Pop Montreal and the 24 Hours of Vinyls. She’s co-host of Fresh Taste on Brooklyn radio since September 2014. GAYANCE as done a few guest mixes for amazing platforms such as Laid Back radio in Belgium, Feel Up Records in Brooklyn and The Goods in Montreal.

River Lance