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MEG Montreal 2009

Posted by Valerie / July 30, 2009

MEG Montreal is on for its 11th year, starting tonight until Sunday. The festival has a bunch of events lined up, going from showcases to club DJ sets and, obviously, the MEG stage at Osheaga.

First on the menu is a showcase at Divan Orange, mixing up some female hip hop with Random Recipe, NOIA's intense chiptune, Backstreet Boys Total Rude Ghetto Dancing Club with their electro-trash, and distorted female-fronted electro with Cougarettes, A bit later tonight, the French DJ duo Dirty Sound System will be taking over Zoobizarre for an eclectic electro party.

As for Friday, MEG repeats the formula with another Divan Orange showcase. This time, Halifax's Museum Pieces will bring in the indie-rock and Meta Gruau will cover the electro-punk portion of the evening. Also on the bill is Silly Kissers, Montreal's very own cheesy electro-pop band, and Girl Guides, the mysterious hip hop DJs who don't have a MySpace but who've been playing at Pop Montreal-related parties. Over at Studio Juste Pour Rire is another DJ night, this time with Fischerspooner and Maus, a Montreal DJ who's been mixing ambient and minimalist electro for the past decade.

Saturday's showcase, still at Divan Orange, will be presenting 4 DJs to check out: electro-pop DJ Secret Maker from France (who'll be performing with a musician on stage), Qualité Motel - the "electro only" side project of members from Misteur Valaire, Montreal's DJ FunkyFaz and more house music with Luke McKeehan from Toronto.

Putting the cherry on the sundae, MEG's closing event is one surely not to miss: the one and only MEG boat will be leaving the Old Port after Osheaga, at 11:30 pm for a 3-hour boat ride on the Cavalier-Maxim. 6 DJs will be on board to turn every deck into a dancefloor. Amongst them are L.A. Riots (or Fool's Gold), Djedjotronic who recently signed with Boyz Noise Records, and Mr. Maps - a friend of the Ed Banger crew who's been spinning all over Europe for several years.

In case you haven't seen the MEG stage lineup for Osheaga yet, here are just a few names: Girl Talk, The Stills, Lykke Li, Crystal Castles, Tiga, K'naan, La Roux, Cursive... you get the idea: MEG is bringing quite the attire.

Divan Orange - 4234 St-Laurent
Zoobizarre - 6388 St-Hubert
Studio Juste Pour Rire - 2109 St-Laurent
Cavalier Maxim - Quai Alexandra, Old Port



electropop / July 31, 2009 at 06:17 am
<3 La Roux! ... so bummed i missed the festival X(
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