Tag Archives: Quebec

BLUE HAWAII – UNTOGETHER (Electronica/IDM – Canada)

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii is a recording, DJ and live project from Montreal, Quebec. Created by Alex Agor Cowan and Raphaelle Standell (one third of art rock band BRAIDS), this electronic music duo released their first EP, Blooming Summer, in 2010  and debut album, Untogether, in 2013 both via Arbutus Records. They toured Europe, Asia, and North America numerous times in 2013-14. As a result of the live shows, they became deeply interested in dance music – their performance being known for transitioning into a DJ style set with improvised material including live vocal loops and lines.

In late 2014, the duo released new single “Get Happy” and a mixtape featuring edits of old songs and new song “All of My Heart”. While Standell releases and tours with BRAIDS in 2015, Cowan continues Blue Hawaii by DJing worldwide and producing new material and remixes (including one for Tei Shi).

Blue Hawaii - All of My Heart     

Listen to more tunes on Blue Hawaii’s SoundCloud and buy their music on Bandcamp or

PETER PETER – LES CHEMINS ETOILES (Indie – Canada)

After the runaway success of his 2011 self-titled debut, French Canadian singer/songwriter Peter Peter is already back with his intriguing new single “Les Chemins Etoilés”, the very first taste of his forthcoming sophomore album, Une Version Améliorée de la Tristesse.

Peter Peter’s new album will be out on August 28th via Montreal-based indie label Audiogram (also home to David Giguère or Ariane Moffat) and it will feature a host of guest musicians including Adam Kinner on sax, Emmanuel Éthier on guitars and Pascal Shefteshy on production duties.

Want more? Check out Peter Peter’s underground hit single, the sweet and sour “Tergiverse”, featuring Coeur de Pirate on guest vocals, right here.

Follow Peter Peter on Facebook or visit his official site. Buy his music on Peter Peter - Peter Peter

MONTAG – PHASES (SynthPop/NuWave – Canada)

Montag

After four years of making music with different bands and projects, Antoine Bédard (aka Montag) thought it was time to get back to his own music but he didn’t want to release a full album. He settled for a radically new concept instead, releasing new material every month in the shape of a single, a B-side, a video and a diary-type audio entry documenting his creative process.


Montag - Trip The Light Fantastic     

The project, aptly dubbed Phases, has already yielded five singles (one for each month of 2012) and a handful of remixes by the likes of Memory Tapes, Pierre Crube (of Numéro# fame), Red Idiot, James Bay or Team Ghost.

Montag - New Design (Pierre Crube Remix)     

Montag has also collaborated with a few special guests, including Pierre Lapointe (“P.I.E.C.E.S”) and Graham Van Pelt (“Trip The Light Fantastic”), as well as video artist Jérémie Battaglia and Mexican graphic designer Curious Flux.

More info on Montag’s official site or Facebook. Stream all the tracks, remixes and audio doumentaries on SoundCloud and buy on Montag

saturday nite with… KIMBRA + MARK FOSTER + A-TRAK

KIMBRA MARK FOSTER A-TRAK

What happens when you put NZ songstress Kimbra, Foster the People frontman Mark Foster and Quebec electro sensation A-trak in a studio for a week? They put together a ridiculously punchy new track, complete with syncopated beats and synths galore.

Kimbra + Mark Foster + A-trak - Warrior     

“Warrior” is the latest track in the Converse Three Artists – One Song series, which has seen collaborations from the likes of James Murphy, Andre 3000 and Gorillaz on “DoYaThing”, Santigold, Julian Casablancas and Pharrell Williams on “My Drive Thru” or Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K. on “I’m a Goner”.

The song was released on April 5th and it’s available as a free download from the official Converse Plug into Color website.

VIDEO : PETER PETER – PORTE BONHEUR (Alternative/Rock – Canada)

Quebec-based singer songwriter Peter Peter released his self-titled debut album in March 2011 on Audiogram (also home to David Giguère, Ariane Moffat or Lhasa), earning him accolades and praises across the board.

The second single taken off this album is the riff-heavy “Porte-Bonheur”, a tale of love and longing whispered like a confession. It is backed by a video featuring Peter Peter and Sea Oleena and directed by Frédérick with Elizabeth Delage on DoP.

Peter Peter - Porte Bonheur (Live at Ubisoft)     

Want more? Check out Peter Peter’s previous single, the sweet and sour “Tergiverse”, featuring Coeur de Pirate on guest vocals…

Peter Peter - Tergiverse (Feat. Coeur de Pirate)     

For more info and music, check out Peter Peter’s official site or Facebook. Buy the album on