Poirier by Guillaume Simoneau

Poirier

Canadian legend-in-the-making

Poirier by Guillaume Simoneau
Montreal’s Ghislain Poirier is obsessed with big, dirty beats, an affliction that causes him create some of the most out-of-control ragga riddims and deconstructed abstract hip hop to date. In the past Poirier has collaborated with MCs and DJs from across the globe, working with NYC’s resident Large cats MC Beans (Warp) and DJ Rupture (Tigerbeat6), as well as Parisian heavyweights TTC (Big Dada) and London’s Lotek Hi-Fi (Big Dada) amongst others. Poirier has become renowned globally for his bass slammin’ remixes that continue to further solidify his title as ‘king of the bounce’. He has remixed tracks for UK grime/hip hop sensation Lady Sovereign (Def Jam), The Editors, Champion, Bassnectar, and Pierre Lapointe, which garnered much critical acclaim and significant attention from the music press. In 2005, Poirier released the album ‘Breakupdown’ on Chocolate Industries. The record was well received by public and press alike, resulting in an offer to head out on the road for a North American tour with the loudest midget in the game herself, Lady Sovereign. Since then, Poirier threw down his own successful monthly DJ night in Montreal, the infamous BOUNCE LE GROS. The evening featured what Poirier describes as “Bass and no attitude, Gros sound, Gros Beat, Gros Move, Bounce le Gros”. A master in the art of making people move, Poirier’s night of genre-mashing provided enough bass to fill the place, attracting a mixed crowd appreciating his dirty style, tasty beats and eclectic flare. Spinning music flowing effortlessly from global hip hop, grime, Baile beats, Booty bass, crunk, Baltimore and much more is this man’s signature stamp, and mad numbers of Montrealers heeded the bounce call, and consistently sold out this party month after month. After a successful run for two years, Poirier retired the monthly jam and focused efforts on international touring, recording some next level heat, and building his incredible live show. In early 2006, Poirier decided to release his next body of work on his own imprint, Rebondir Records. The Rebondir EP caused a sensation across dancefloors and wrecked nuff necks across the world. ‘Pour Te Rechauffer’ wreaked havoc on several soundsystems and brought out the Paris/Montreal connection with TTC and Omnikrom dropping thoughts for les booty francais. And it don’t stop. This legend-in-the-making is touring the world extensively playing the underground club circuit. Keep your ears open, your feet in check and be prepared to Bounce!

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