This weekend you had to make a tough decision between two electronic music gods or to pop wake-up pills and hope not to get
a heart-attack on the dance floor. As I’m almost a quarter of a century and my body can’t deal with sleep deprivation anymore,
I decided to pass on Chez Damier at Stereo and rest on Friday
night to be top shape for tonight’s set by the legendary techno producer Daniel Bell a.k.a DBX at Espace Réunion.
Bell has been around since the early 90’s. He’s lived in many cities including, Detroit where he formed Cybersonik with Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva. Under the name DBX, he’s responsible for
one of the biggest underground techno hits Losing control, which was released on Peacefrog Records in 1994. The international
popularity of the song lead Daniel to create his own company, Seven city distribution, which he used to help smaller labels get distribution in overseas markets. Like this wasn’t enough, he also created three labels: 7th city, Elevate and Harmonie Park. The busy man had to put his music on hold for a couple of years to concentrate on his new music businesses, but he came back strongly with his first mix cd in 2000. The cd entitled The button mind of Daniel Bell was released on Tresor Records and was voted the second best mix of the decade by resident advisor’s readers.
Drumcell will also be part of this night. It will be your chance to see the Los Angeles rising star make his Canadian debut. Local djs Ostrich and Milton Clark will make sure to warm the night up! Check out these Soundcloud mixes if you’re not convinced yet:
Montreal is getting more and more exciting electronic music booking these days. It’s mostly because of the increasing amount of promoters in the city. I strongly suggest checking out 13% crew. They’re the one to thanks for tonight’s booking and they will keep you dancing in the future with acts like Masomenos coming to town next month.
If you’re craving more music recommendations have a listen to my weekly radio show Ce soir on danse live every Saturday night on Cism 89,3 fm from 21h30 until 23h.