Free Download: Poirier “Kidnap Riddim”

By now it should not be a surprise for anyone keeping an eye on Poirier‘s catalog to see him take apart and then reconstruct different genres to redefine well-established boundaries. The surprise lies more in which ones will be the target of the producer’s attention this time around.

The latest iteration features a crossover of the dancehall “riddim” tradition of having different vocalists and MCs record a track over the same beat and apply it to a hip-hop track. Featured on this free download are guests from various origins laying their voice on the minimal riddim, from Haiti’s Mr OK to Uganda’s MC Kween G and France’s Set&Match, with Montrealers Boogat and L’Xtrmst.Zen.

As usual, the end result sounds like the bouncy audiobook of a global dancefloor travel guide. From North to South and East to West.

The EP is available as a free download via Poirier’s website at

Philippe Sawicki

Philippe Sawicki

Music aficionado from Montreal, looking for anything that crosses boundaries and defies classification. Takes pictures from time to time, when everybody forgot/stopped caring about the camera in the room.