My good pal over at Cubik Musik just introduced me to this fellow named Ghislain Poirier, a DJ/producer from Montreal who is set to release his Ninja Tune debut on the 29th of January. He released his debut album in 2001 and never looked back, having put out a number of productions over the years, routinely working with Canadian hip hop artists, creating remixes for popular artists like Bonde Do Role, Clipse and Editors, and throwing his own big parties up in Montreal.
He performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2006, and will be hitting up Austin this March for SXSW. To promote the upcoming album he has "assembled a 40-minute megamix that sets his album's grime, ragga, dancehall, Baltimore club, and crunk-infused beats alongside his remixes of tracks by Dizzee Rascal, Lil Wayne, and others." It's got ton of bass, some great beats, and standout tracks in the "Blazin" and "Dopeman" remixes. It's pretty darn funky.
at Pitchfork, and check his official site.
Janis Joplin, right into Ghislain Poirier. Yep, that's how I roll.