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Poirier

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The power of DJ/producer Poirier’s bass will blast through any flimsy attempt to classify his music. While the purists struggle to label his sound as either dancehall, soca, or electro, Poirier, signed to Ninja Tune, just takes what needs from all three and unleashes the result in a raw dance floor frenzy. Poirier’s tracks are sparse landscapes of Caribbean drums made superhuman with pulsating, pitch-shifting, and infectious bass and synth patterns. His style evolves and tears through new genres constantly, leaving a trail of packed, chaotic dance floors in its wake.

In the past Poirier collaborated with MC’s and DJ’s from across the globe working with electro sensation Crookers, Jamaican dancehall legend Burro Banton, UK reggae sensation YT, long time collaborators Face-T & MC Zulu, dj/rupture (Tigerbeat6) and québécois rappers Omnikrom amongst others. He has toured around the world notably with Daedelus, South Rakkas Crew, Lady Sovereign just to name a few.

Poirier has become renowned globally for his bass slammin remixes that continue to further solidify his title as “king of the bounce”. He has remixed tracks for UK grime/hip hop sensation Lady Sovereign (Def Jam), Bassnectar, Pole, Buck 65, The Editors, Champion, all to much critical acclaim and garnering him attention from publications such as pitchforkmedia.com , The Wire and XLR8R Magazine.

In 2005 Poirier decided to throw down his own successful monthly DJ night in Montreal, BOUNCE LE GROS. An evening that featured what Poirier described as “Bass and no attitude“. Poirier’s night of genre Mashing provided ebough bass to fill the place, attracting a mixed crowd that appreciate his dirty style, tasty beats and eclectic flare.

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  • voodoodrew

    some of these tunes are insanely wicked!!

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • wiezeau

    this is the future of dancehall reggae

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • haroldo1121

    how am i the first shout? well anyways, just downloaded Running High tonight, saw it on Ninja Tune's website. it's pretty good.

    16 Apr 2010 Reply

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