Philippe Sawicki's Latest Articles

Poirier - Migration (2016)
Future Classics
Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Poirier “Migration”

Migration. Of all the parts that define Montreal producer Poirier‘s latest album, the label may very well be the part that best places it in the artist’s discography. In itself, migration is a transitory state, a passage from an origin to a destination. A movement from a known point in …

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Boundary - Still Life
Future Classics

Future Classic: Boundary “Still Life”

A year and a half after releasing his self-titled album under the Boundary moniker, Montreal producer Poirier returns with his second release, Still Life. Since its inception, the project has already grown from a personal, introspective listening experience to a common, shared performance, with a live rendition of the tracks …

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Events

Photos: MIMS 7th Year Anniversary Party

Our 7th year anniversary party at Piknic Électronik was a blast! Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate, and of course huge props to The RawSoul and Leon Vynehall for joining Lexis for an entire day of beautiful music! Pictures by Philippe Sawicki Photos from Piknic Electronic

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River Lance - Sky Fires
Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: River Lance “Sky Fires”

Great streamlined mix by River Lance. Very glad to see this young man become more active by the day. Thought it was about time to put together a new mix. So I compiled the tracks that have been driving me mad as of late, only ones that really make me …

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Ghislain Poirier - Creative Mornings Montreal
Music Documentaries

Poirier: The seriousness of Creation

Ghislain Poirier at Creative Mornings Montreal. Recorded October 25th, 2013. Poirier shares insights on his creative process, the nature of play and the sometimes tense relation between creation and industry, which he solves with the equation fun and respect.

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Boundary - Live at Boiler Room x Mutek 2013
Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Boundary “Live at Mutek x Boiler Room”

Recorded live from the Boiler Room held during Mutek 2013, this RBMA set features Boundary performing tracks from his self-titled album, with Chris Olsen on drums. For more information: http://www.noboundary.ca http://soundcloud.com/BoundarySound http://www.twitter.com/BoundarySound http://www.facebook.com/BoundarySound

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Inside Out Radio
Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Inside Out Radio ft. Lorne B.

A lot of talent has emerged from Vancouver in the last few years… or at least, a lot more have managed to reach us on the East Coast in recent years. Ajk and Zeeaa of Inside Out are amongst the people who helped share and spread the sound of West …

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Shigeto
Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Shigeto “Live at Lincoln Hall”

A recording of Shigeto‘s set live at the Lincoln Hall in Chicago, from 2012. Audio was not recorded off the board, making it a bit muddy at times, but the audible reactions from the live audience introduce another vibe to the set. Closer to the experience of a live performance, …

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Pursuit Grooves - Piknic Electronik Mix
Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Pursuit Grooves “Piknic Electronik Mix”

Because we are suckers for groovy bass & beats mixes, this one made us happy campers. Pursuit Grooves prepared this mix just before performing at Piknic Électronik this weekend, where she will be sharing the stage with Moonstarr. For more info: Pursuit Grooves @ noddinggrand.com Moonstarr @ ptrmusic.com

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Between The Beats - Motor City Drum Ensemble
Music Documentaries

Between The Beats: Motor City Drum Ensemble

As Resident Advisor follows Motor City Drum Ensemble over a few days, we witness an introspective and personal view of his time on the road. Once one of the busiest DJ, Danilo Plessow then suddenly vanished from the circuit. In this short documentary of his slow comeback as a travelling …

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Nina Simone - The House Of The Rising Sun (1968)
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Nina Simone “House Of The Rising Sun” (1968)

No lengthy introduction needed; the recording speaks for itself: Nina Simone performing “House Of The Rising Sun” live at The Bitter End in NYC in 1968. This is one of those songs whose mythos is as dense as the register of artists performing it. From Andy Griffith to Dylan, the …

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Ta-ku - Dowhatyoulove
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Ta-ku “Dowhatyoulove”

No stranger to delicate mixes of boom-bap and future sounds, Australia’s very own Ta-ku treats us to a new release, Dowhatyoulove. The 18 instrumental tracks of the records illustrate how little it now matters where in the world people are located, music will still find its way through borders and …

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