Posts Tagged ‘ghislain poirier’

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two great shows in two nights

April 23, 2010

well make that three if you include tomorrow night getting to dj with panda slap at an art gallery/fund raiser.  [aside]

saw Ghislain Poirier last night at HiFi.  amazing! it was a typical thursday night (smalltown dj’s disco/electro kid crowd) and Poirier still killed it.  I am going to step out a little and say that Poirier is one of the producers/djs who has shapped and inspired the music I have been following for the last 5 years. . .right up there with Diplo and Kode9.  they all have their unique sound and are leaders of their trade.  all djs that I have followed from their first internet mixes to semi-stardom.  this is the third or fourth time I have seen Poirier, and each time it’s a totally new experience. last night he played lots of hits off of his new album ‘running high’.  massive sound, heart crunching bass with some high techno/rave/stadium dj bleep bloops to keep the crowd dancing.   MC Zulu had control of the mic all night to build hype.  A black dude wearing sunglasses in the club mc’ing over a white french canadian seems to drive girls wild – there were always at least five of them on the stage.  some critical feedback for Zulu (don’t take too much offence), but you have to stop trying so hard.  plus you don’t need to sing on top of every beat all night long, you can let Poirier’s sounds shine through a little bit.  MC Zulu was rocking a shirt that said “MC Zulu” and he had a hand held camera that he used to film himself .  weird.

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tonight is none other than RSD, with Sub Swarma.  I am really excited about RSD.  love of jah light and pretty bright light are two songs that always seem to creep back into my mixes, starting years ago when people started talking about this whole dubstep idea.  RSD is Rob Smith from Smith and Mighty and the sounds have matured nicely over the last 15 years. (thanks for the records J + M, I had them pulled out all night).  the Smith and Mighty Dj Kicks (1998?) will be blasting in my house all day tomorrow and I can’t wait. here are so tracks to keep you company while I head off to the club. . .

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busta and bangladesh

July 29, 2008


i  stumbled across the ‘i got bass’ track a while back and was going to keep it to myself but now i realize there is a bit of a story here so figured i would share.  

busta rhymes – i got bass

although i still hate most of his music, busta rhymes has really grown on me over the years.  i remember the first time i heard him was when i was 12 on a method man cd mike had.  he scared me, actually that whole cd kinda scared me.  why is he yelling so much?  but then over the years i grew to appreciate his out-of step character.  he always had crazy videos on much music and his beats were always a little odd. the first track i really jumped on was ‘light your ass on fire’, the one he did with pharell.

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anyways, when i came across ‘i got bass’ it was the same thought… man what a crazy beat! so who made the beat?  i found out just a minute ago.  guy’s name is bangladesh.  turns out this is also the man behind probably one of the biggest club tunes out now – lil wayne’s ‘a milli’.  and he also did MIA’s ‘hit that’.  nice one!!  

lil wayne – a milli

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a milli – instrumental

also, apparently bangladesh sent ‘a milli’ to busta a year ago but he passed on it. 

i hate lil wayne’s rapping on ‘a milli’ but you can’t deny the appeal of the beat.  when crookers were in calgary, they started their set off with the instrumental.  it was hype!

and like most popular songs out now there have been plenty of remixes.  ghislain poirier and jay z do the best ones

jay z – a billi

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