PAN M 360 @ SAT: Dômesicle #1 – Video interviews

by Roxane Labonté

Le Quartier des Spectacles is slowly coming back to life! This Saturday, July 11, marks the return of the Dômesicle evenings at the SAT. These events take place in a hybrid format (webcast and also live in the Satosphere dome, with a limit of 50 people admitted) every Saturday from July 11 to August 29, presenting a total of more than 40 artists. R&B, pop, electro, and neo-soul are on the table this Saturday. On this first night, co-presented with Hot Tramp, Montreal women are in the spotlight. On the program: Magi Merlin, Forever, Janette King, Maryze, Hua Li, and Softcoresoft. Visuals by Sean C. and Alex Vlair will add to the night’s bewitching frequencies. You can watch not only the live performances, but also the interviews conducted by PAN M 360.

The first set starts at 9pm with Magi Merlin, a vibrant R&B/soul act. Her latest single “So Smooth” has had over 10,000 plays and has been included in a playlist of the Berlin-based magazine KaltBlut.

Forever (poetry and music by June Moon, accompanied by Nico Sé and Ivann Urueña) follows, bewitching with its downtempo/trip-hop electro à la Massive Attack and Portishead. The artist makes among others “poem-videos”, it’s worth seeing. Janette King continues the evening; the multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and alt-R&B/electro DJ released her EP 143 last year, and we can’t wait to hear the rest. Influenced notably by SZA and Erykah Badu, she presents a refined sound that also mixes in neo-soul and jazz melodies.  

Then comes Maryze. Originally from Vancouver but now living in Montreal, this pop-R&B singer-songwriter creates a hypnotic and sensual universe with introspective lyrics in French and English. In May, she released Muse, a music video produced in confinement with the contribution of 70 people. She’s accompanied by producer and remixer Solomon K-I at the Dômesicle performance.

“Neo-soul, kawaii, hip hop”: this is how multidisciplinary artist Hua Li (Peggy Hogan) describes herself on her Facebook page. Intriguing, no? She caught the attention of Consequence of Sound at the Pop Montreal festival a few years back, and released her single “Four More Days” two weeks ago.

Finally, you’ll be able to see one of the leaders of the Montreal underground at work: DJ and producer Softcoresoft, who’s previously participated in MUTEK Montreal, Piknic Électronik, and Igloofest, among others. She will end the evening with a contrasting set mixing techno, acid, electro, and trance.

Here are the guests of the next event, co-presented with Music is my Sanctuary and taking place on July 18: Zandoli ll, Lexis, and Akpossoul. In terms of visuals, TiND and Création Ex Nihilo will be there to blow our minds.


LIVE – Dômesicle #1 – Hot Tramp – 11 juillet / July 11 (21h – 2h) from Society for Arts and Technology on Vimeo.

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