Poirier DJ Set / Face-T / Fwonte
Wednesday July 29 from noon to 2 p.m.
POP Concerts: Special Program
The Urban Forest
12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Poirier DJ Set
12:30 p.m to 1 p.m.: Fwonte
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Face-T
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Poirier DJ Set
Location: Victoria Street, between Sherbrooke Street West and President-Kennedy Avenue
About the Performers:
Poirier DJ Set
Specialist in tropical (dancehall, soca, afropop, etc.) and electronic music, DJ/Producer Poirier is known for his creativity and eclecticism. He has launched 9 albums and numerous EPs, in addition to his Boundary project with labels such as Mixpak, Man Recording and Ninja Tune. He has remixed artists such as Gotan Project, Salif Keita, Popcaan, Busy Signa, and Schlachthofbronx.
He also directed an album of remixes by Robert Charlebois as well as an EP of remixes for Ariane Moffatt and received the director of the year prize with Boogat at the ADISQ for his last album, “El Dorado Sunset.” His next album is projected for the end of 2015 with the British label Nice Up! Records. The first single, “El Dorado Sunset,” has already been launched.
Born in Canada, raised in Jamaica, the singer Face-T is a veteran of the reggae / dancehall scene. At the young age of three, he followed his mother to Jamaica and passed the next twelve years in the region of Westmoreland and was, naturally, introduced to reggae and dancehall. He collaborated with Mungo’s Hi Fi, Crookers, Riddim Wise and Poirier. A new collaboration with Dubmatix has also recently been launched
Originally from Haïti, where he started his musical path, Fwonte, formerly known as Mr OK, has now been living in Montreal for the past few years. He references the culture of his native country through his lyrics and music while mixing it with hip hop, electro and tropical vibes. The diversity of his influences from both his English and Kreyol heritage creates a unique final product.
Every Wednesdays of July and August, the Urban Forest host a series of 8 concerts featuring up-and-coming groups, in partnership with POP Montreal. Click here to view the complete program of Pop Concerts.