"....as welcome as the flowers in May"–––––Paula Temple and Rebekah pick up where Function, DJ Nobu, and Dr. Rubinstein left off last spring. The final Exposé Noir of the year turns the dial to eleven in a one-off, two-part program.
Paula Temple, one of the founding reasons behind Exposé Noir, makes her first appearance in Montreal. With complex hybrid sets that blur the lines between production and DJing, the end result is an artistic triumph where every transition feels like a piece of resistance, and every moment of silence is deafening. Furthermore tonight are a Brooklyn Three: Discwoman co-founder UMFANG, Unter resident Mary Yuzovskaya, and Discwoman + Unter's Volvox. You can expect tough, fast-paced sets akin to their hometown, albeit with differing interpretations. Volvox brings an unforgiving, stripped-back techno and groovy, acid-flavored set, and Mary offers a blisteringly-precise vinyl-only display of haunting industrial, best felt when the night is dark. Umfang takes a more amorphous-polyrhythmic approach, playing with people’s expectations of how a techno set can be defined. In any case, Montreal has a lot to gain from all three. Finally, softcoresoft shows her darker side on the main decks after a Boiler Room imprint, while Dust-e-1, DAURA, and Mutually Feeling provide a study of contrasts in the outside space. Mutually Feeling, the first sensual rave band, combine enigmatic sounds with dreamy vocals–––––a beautiful rendition as the night begins to set and the day comes to a close.
Rebekah delivers twenty-two years of steadfast speed and gives truth to the claim: 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳. With appearances in Montreal few and far between, the Birmingham native fills a long yearning for her unwavering "too fast, too hard" signature sound where there are no boundaries. Also in the lineup is Nene H, who's been breaking every one of them in a rapid rebellion across Europe. The Istanbul-born classical pianist found her calling in dark music while studying in Stuttgart, and adds grace to a raw, discomfiting techno that has been turning ears everywhere. Canada's own breakthrough making noise in Berlin, 747 brings his distinguished melancholic acid with the same black undertones - a journey with no destination - and is further joined by Tbilisi's one to watch Sophia Saze. Sophia shapes a journey of her own on the border of house and techno, including electro and more spaced-out broken beat moments. Ottawa's Ruth Grader lays the groundwork tonight with an experimental live set inspired by a previous life on Santiago's fringe. Outside, weird and wonderful with Vancouver's DJ FATi (RAMZi) B2B Montreal's ex-terrestrial bringing jazz fusion and worldbeat a new wave, a second wind.
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