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Mutek Tour Stops at The Drake Tonight

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Mutek Festival in Montreal and to celebrate it proper the organizers are making sure it's one to remember.

To start warming up for this year's celebrations, they have assembled a great team of talented musicians for a little North American tour, and tonight, Thursday April 9th, we have the pleasure of having them at the Drake for a little taste of what is to come. And hey - there's no work tomorrow!

As I mentioned last year, Mutek has become my yearly excuse to visit Montreal while feeding myself with the best of electronic music and poutine. After they announced the final lineup last month, I've been counting the days to head down to Union Station and get on that train.

With five days of panels, workshops and performances featuring the most progressive in electronic music and digital creativity, Mutek has become one of the premier music festivals of its kind in the world.

For this North American Tour they have put together a group of musicians that are known for their exceptional live performances, each one with their own unique style.
The Mole's techno beats are infused with disco soul while Pier Bucci puts his Latin flavour into things. Ghislain Poirier adds his twisted deep bass while our local hero Noah Pred's acute taste for good techno makes it sophisticated. And finally, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts blends it all together.

Mutek has also opened the bolt and released a lot of great podcast recordings from previous years.

Have a listen here:


MUTEKLIVE 005: THE MOLE @ MUTEK 2007

MUTEKLIVE 006: GUILLAUME & THE COUTU DUMONTS @ MUTEK 2006

And here is a little video that I like from Mr. Pier Bucci:


Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts (Oslo, Musique RisquĂŠe, Circus Company, MUTEK) - Live
The Mole (Wagon Repair, Musique RisquĂŠe) - Live
Ghislain Poirier (Ninja Tune) - Live
Pier Bucci (Crosstown Rebels, Cadenza) - Live
Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music) - DJ

Drake Hotel // 1150 Queen Street West // 9pm - 3am // $5 before midnight, $10 after
THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Photography by Gabriel Coutu Dumont and Carlos Weisz / KineticForm.


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