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MUTEK (JUNE 1-5, 2011)

From June 1st to June 5th, Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles becomes a veritable playground for all things Mutek. A festival that explores digital creativity and electronic music.

GAY MONTREAL: MAY

The month of May rhymes with Gay. Unfortunately, this prohibits me from creating a clever portmanteau such as last month’s hit “Gaypril”. Whatever April, May is sunny and beautiful so we don’t need to port any sort of manteau. Anyways, here are ways you can maximize your five gay senses in Montreal this May…

MEET A MONTREALER: STEPHAN GRONDIN

Stephan Grondin is the Montreal DJ opening for Kylie Minogue (who plays the Bell Centre on April 28), but if you frequent Montreal’s best clubs, chances are you’ve heard his infectious beats already…

BAL EN BLANC 2011

The lights swirl over your head, the base beat is thumping through your veins, everybody around you is dancing all in white with no end in sight. No, this isn’t a Nyquil dream…it’s Montreal’s famed Bal en Blanc…

Girl Talk plays Metropolis in Montreal

The one and only Girl Talk played Montreal, at the clearly rocking Metropolis, and we sent our videographer Guillaume Langlois to record the sights and sounds…

BLACK & BLUE: INTERVIEW WITH DJ PAULETTE

This weekend’s Black & Blue party will celebrate 20 years of incredible electronic music. Headlining the “House” room is the divine, award-winning, Paris-based DJ Paulette. We caught up with DJ Paulette to chat about house music, Montreal and the projects she is working on.

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL [JUNE 4 TO 6]

Here are some fun things to do and see this weekend in Montréal! [electro music] MUTEK – Bringing some of the world’s biggest and most innovative names to Montréal, a city with a well-documented appreciation for electronic music culture. Great music. Great setting. Party on. [restaurant] DOMINION – If you are doing some downtown shopping and are craving a classy yet casual dining establishment for lunch or supper, look no further than Dominion. Fresh dining, with about 80% of all products coming from Quebec.

MONTREAL’S MUTEK: MATMOS, MOUSE ON MARS AND MORE!

In a city overflowing with festivals of all sorts, the fact that Montreal’s Mutek is now in its 11th year says something important about the electronic music and digital culture meet-up. That their overall attendance was up by 70% last year speaks to the same point. Let’s look at why that might be…

POIRIER BRINGS THE WORLD TO MONTRÉAL NIGHTS

Though he and his new album, Running High, travel the world’s dance floors, Montreal producer Poirier is happy with his home base… Poirier (who recently dropped Ghislain from his stage name) has become one of Montreal’s most in-demand and interesting producers/DJs. And though he’s constantly touring and has played shows on almost every continent in the world, he’s still got plenty of love for the Mile End neighbourhood he calls home.

PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK: THE MONTRÉAL WEEKLY OUTDOOR DANCE PARTY

You like to bask in the sunshine. You like to dance to upbeat music. You like to drink wine in a park on a Sunday afternoon. Then you’ll like to PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK. Each Sunday afternoon, in Parc Jean Drapeau, Montrealers and visitors gather to enjoy fresh air and cutting edge DJs. Piknic Électronik is a weekly outdoor celebration of electronic music. Some of the famous names to spin in the past two years include MSTRKRFT, Amon Tobin, Benga and Hercules & Love Affair. The featured artists are framed by the skyline of the city and a stunning, slow-sinking orange sun.