The world’s first “around the clock” musical marathon dedicated to vinyl records & DJ culture returns for its unmissable annual edition at the Nuit Blanche in Montréal.
In honour of his upcoming set at our beloved 24 Hours of Vinyl event, we wanted to have a talk with Montreal’s Grondini about… records! What else!?
Tell us about one record you’re gonna play at 24HOV
An edit of Pierre Eliane “Isadora Duncan” – Love those French guys who talk rather than sing 😉
Youkounkoun – À Quoi Tu Penses Quand Tu Danse
What is the last record you bought?
Another record I’d been to get for a while. Turns out my friend Bruno Tanguay aka Satan Bélanger, ex-owner of cult record store Dutchies had a copy and he lives downstairs from my flat. Sometimes gems are hidden closer than you think!
African Suite – African Suite
One record from your want list you’d love to find
J’adore a lot! Sophie Stanké had a couple hits in the Italo-disco era of Montréal and some of them rack hefty prices on Discogs. This one is in the style of French singers who whisper better than they sing and will sure turn your Wednesday night into a sweaty erotic adventure.
Sophie – J’adore
Record that never leaves your DJ bag
“Lifting Weights” is my go to track here. Will start a night or help you transition from dance floor madness to a more grounded sunrise session. Never tired of it!
Pepe Bradock – Acid Test 07
Perfect lazy sunday record
Take out a blanket and cuddle under the fire with your loved one.
Blue Gas – Shadows From Nowhere (Manu•archeo ‘there Are Shadows Because There Are Hills’ Extended Edit)
Your most influential teenage years record
First rave I walked into, Tiga was playing Da Funk. Then in the morning, some guy played Rolling and Scratching in his car in the parking lot at 8AM upon leaving the party. I was mind blown by that dance/punk mix. Who were these Daft Punk guys? I was really into industrial and EBM before, this had the grit I was looking for but was more danceable than other stuff I was listening to. I became a raver in a matter of seconds!
Daft Punk – Homework
What would be your post-pandemic peaktime DJ set record
Spectacular rendition of Pluton and Humanoids – World Invaders
Black Necks – To The Cosmos, Let’s Go !
A Quebec or Canadian record you love
Pierre Perpall FOREVER !
Pluton and Humanoids – World Invaders
Guilty pleasure record
Celine Dion – Unison
A record you’ve paid serious money for (but don’t regret buying)
I prefer cheap finds but this one was a good 50$and it’s a rare find
Cesarez – Si Tu Sais Compter…
Record you love playing that clears the floor every time
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Record someone gave you recently
I’ve had this track for years in digital and couldn’t find a cheap local vinyl copy of it. My friend Dizzy showed up one day and told me he had a gift for me and there it was! A vinyl copy! I love this proto-house sound from Chicago and the French lyrics sung with an anglo accent makes it a pure Montreal record even though it’s not from here.