4pm and 9pm
| showcase: pay what you can/evening: $20 in presale/$25 at the door
October 19th to Saturday October 22nd, MEG Montreal will celebrate its seventh
year anniversary. More artists, more venues, and an eclectic schedule (rock,
hip-hop, electronic) will mark this brand new edition. Founded in 1999 by Jacques
Primeau alongside Mustapha Terki, co-founder and director of the event, it has
grown into a festival with even greater musical diversity due to the help of
Alexandre Lemieux and Alexandre Auché. Over the years, the MEG has become
a highly anticipated event during Quebec’s cultural Fall calendar. In
addition, along with the showcases and professional workshops, it is a place
of exchange within the music industry.
MEG Montreal presents
an overview of the current musical trends and provides a hub for cutting edge
musical styles (rock, hip-hop, electronic) ; it not only provides a link between
North America and Europe, but it also injects an incredible vitality into Montreal.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
: (HIP HOP EXPERIMENTAL), CARLO (CAN), SIMAHLAK (CAN), SIXTOO (CAN), P-LOVE
(CAN), MATT KELLY (CAN), DJ SIGNIFY (USA), JOE BEATS (USA)
BUTTER WOLF (USA)
SKRATCH BASTID (CAN)
(hip hop expérimental)
Carlo, Simahlak, Sixtoo, P-Love, Matt Kelly, DJ Signify, Joe Beats
Started in 2002 by a disgruntled record store clerk, Bully Records has been
releasing limited edition 7″ singles with artists such as Sixtoo, DJ Signify,
Controller 7, P-Love and many others. Their first releases were compiled on
the “Lunch Money Singles” CD, which led to a distribution deal with
Ninja Tune. They’ve now released four full-lengths album and are up to 21 seven-inch
singles. Not too bad for some kid from Verdun.
Founder and mastermind behind the Stones Throw label, Peanut Butter Wolf, the
man behind the fantastic “My Vinyl Weights a Ton” has made his mark
in the world of underground Californian Hip-Hop. Born Chris Manak in San Mateo,
California, he began “DJing” as a teenager before signing “You
Can’t Swing This” in 1989. Associated with MC Charizma, Peanut Butter
Wolf made a name for himself alongside House of Pain, Pharcyde, and Nas. PBW
later produced Kool Keith and started up a label run by DJs for DJs. In 1999
it gave way to making 45s of Rap music trendy. The “Badmeaningood Vol.
3” compilation unveils his wealth of influences.
One of the most original DJs of his generation, J-Rocc started up the Beat Junkies
in 1992 along with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, (but back in the mid-‘80s Jason
Jackson (aka J.Rocc) was at the heart of the Californian collective, PSK). Quickly
recognized as part of the cream of the crop in instrumental Hip-Hop, The Beat
Junkies won awards in 1197 and 1998. J-Rocc released “Walkman Rotation”
in 1998 on Conception. He also collaborated with Babu for the “Soundbombing
Vol. 2” compilation, started up The Bumrush Brothers project, and put out
a number of maxis on the Stones Throw label.
buys turntables, locks himself in a room for a couple of years to later emerge
as a world-class hip-hop and battle DJ. In between, Skratch Bastid wins multiple
DJ championships such as Scribble Jam and the DMC, affiliates with 1200 Hobos
(Sixtoo, Mr. Dibbs, etc.) and moves to Montreal.
Post-Muppet Show, Puppetmastaz are simply the best group of Hip-Hop marionettes
in the world. “Creature Funk” was released in 2003 by New Noise. Mr.
Maloke bravely left Brooklyn for Berlin in order to start up “Le congrès
des marionnettes”. Since then, close to twenty MCs, such as Turbot the Toad,
Snuggles, and Croucho the Woucho have joined. Supported by Audio Chocolate Recordings
and produced by Patric Catani, Bomb 20, and Nitro, their fans include Peaches,
Paul P.M., and Gonzales. It’s quite the experience!