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DJ / Dance Tue Mar 04 2008

Beaucoup Bounce Saturday

This Saturday's installment of Subterranean's No Mas Tequila dance party welcomes out-of-town guest Ghislain Poirier. Having first emerged from the underground hip-hop scene in Montreal back in 2000, Poirier soon gained attention after releasing a string of albums and EPs via the Chicago-based Chocolate Industries label. He's become a major linchpin on the diverse Montreal music scene, bringing big crowds together with his monthly Bounce Le Gros parties and building a broad international fanbase.

Poirier initially made his name as a DJ and producer of leftfield beats. But with his 2007 No Ground Under LP (released on the Ninja Tune label), he moved solidly into the pocket with the sound he's been brewing up these past couple of years -- ruff'n'tumble riddims from the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and the Middle East threaded on deep, block-rattling basslines with a fair amount of digital dirt throw in for good measure. Given No Mas Tequila resident DJs Zebo and C's own respective backgrounds as ragga-junglist trackmasters, Poirier's "digital dancehall" style couldn't be in better company.

No Mas Tequila takes place downstairs at Subterranean this Saturday evening. Zebo, DJ C, and Murderbot will be warming up the decks and getting the beats rolling. Poirier headlines. 9p-3pm. Admission is $5 after 11pm. 2011 W. North Ave.

[mp3]: Ghislain Poirier - "Bastard Bass" mix set (courtesy of Pitchfork)
[video]: Ghislain Poirier - No Ground Under promo clip
[video]: Ghislain Poirier - "Don't Smile, It's Post-Modern" (2005)

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