Hear new music from Montreal artist Poirier

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Montréal’s Poirier is back with the second single from his upcoming album, “Sim Bombei” with Montréal-based Mozambican artist Samito. The new single is out now with Wonderwheel Recordings and available everywhere you can stream music.

Reflecting back on the song, Poirier recalls, “Music is about friendship and vibes. I like a lot talking with my friend Samito, gifted musician and vocalist from Mozambique who lives in Montréal for many years. We share crazy music stories that cover Mozambique, South Africa, Europe and Montréal. In “Sim Bombei”, I wanted to create a warm danceable vibe that connects the listener with Africa and the Caribbean. A timeless vibe influenced by Kassav’, the popular group from Guadeloupe. The lyrics are about not getting fooled by the appearances or the trends and still be on top of the game by being yourself. It’s also the follow up of our song “Sowia”, teaming on both with guitarist Funk Lion and both songs are part of my new album “Soft Power”. I played “Sim Bombei” a few times already at my gigs and spontaneously couples were formed, dancing together. That was exactly my secret wish with that song.”

With his first album dating back to 2001, Poirier is a prolific, creative and eclectic Canadian producer/musician with a 20-year journey of creating music. Constant in his albums and DJ performances is a desire to build bridges between different languages, communities, and cultures. His open, uninhibited musical mind means that his works bend boundaries, resulting in compositions that mix several styles and eras. He has produced a total of 11 albums and many EPs with labels such as Ninja Tune, Nice Up Records and, more recently, Wonderwheel Recordings.

Active in Montreal, his successful monthly dance party Qualité de Luxe is dedicated to African and Caribbean music, attracting crowds for over six years. Poirier is also the man behind Bounce le Gros and Karnival, parties with legendary status in Montréal nightlife history.

Poirier’s “Soft Power” LP is due out on New York’s Wonderwheel Recordings in June.

Photo by Gerson J Pena 

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