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.
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