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The past weeks have been pretty intense for me. I was lost in a techno world the last weeks of May and beginning of June. First at Movement in Detroit then at MUTEK (well, EM15 but who really calls it that anyway?!). I prepared you a list of this year’s hits and misses and I […]

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For an artist, doing interviews can become redundant and boring. Grammy award-winner Carl Craig decided to do things a little differently and I was invited, alongside fellow music journalists and bloggers, for a bar talk before his intimate performance at Motorcity Wine bar. Here’s how it went: I arrived just a little before 8:45pm as […]

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It’s that time of the year again, America’s Memorial Day week-end. But don’t you worry; I’m not writing a patriotic article. For me this long week-end actually means a journey to the Mecca of techno: Detroit. It all started last year when a couple of Montreal electronic music enthusiast and I decided to make the long drive to Movement festival. This year will be my second at the festival and I think we can all call it a tradition now…

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The last night of Canadian Music Fest, after having gone to bed at 11am that morning, one can say I was not in the best of shape. So with almost no sleep it was any wonder I found myself dozing off to some folk music band. I had to go take an emergency disco nap to keep going. It was 10pm and none of my Forget The Box colleagues believed I’d wake up from that nap.

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Trus’me didn’t take too long to win the hearts of most electronic music lovers, including trend-setters like Gilles Peterson and Rob da Bank. Coming from Manchester, a city with a rich history of vibrant electronic music that gave birth to acid house, he pursued the tradition of bringing love to the dancefloor. His sets are always very deep, rich and soulfull. He started releasing tracks on the Stillove4music label and now he’s signed to Prime Numbers. He often produces tracks in homage to the old-school disco, funk and soul…

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It’s official! The Forget the box team is at CMW and there’s no way back. Personally, it’s my first year attending this event and the least I can say is that I wasn’t prepared for such an intense weekend. The whole city is turned upside down. Bars are closing at 4am, people from everywhere are gathering together, every single venue in the city has at least four bands playing every night and, of course, everybody is on a beer diet. Here’s the report of my first Canadian Music Week night…