Loum – in 10 Records

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.

Casino of Montréal presents the 21st edition of the 24 Hours of Vinyl, part of the official Nuit Blanche in Montréal programming.

In honour of her upcoming set at our beloved 24 Hours of Vinyl event, we wanted to have a talk with Montreal’s Loum about… records! What else!?

What is the last record you bought?

Peaktime material. My vibe on this 12” is the Source Direct remix. Organic Drum & Bass, dark and intriguing on the legendary Metalheadz imprint.

Source Direct – The Cult Remix (The Initiation Test)

One record from your want list you’d love to find

I would love to find a used copy of this Dorothy record on which she alternates between harp and Koto. She also sings wonderfully here with her beautiful deep voice à la Sarah Vaughan.

Bonus pick: Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ‎– Magic Touch. I love that “Jhoole Jhoole Lal (Tabla Mix)” track, Etherial Dubby Bhangra. Would love to play this one on a dancefloor.

Dorothy Ashby ‎– For Some We Loved (from The Rubáiyát Of Dorothy Ashby)

Record that never leaves your DJ bag

A stone cold classic that never leaves my bag. I never get tired of listening to it and the title track of course.

Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes – Expansions

Perfect lazy sunday record

I keep coming back to this Alice record. Certain tracks are very contemplative and others spiritually groovy, like “Los Caballos”. “Wisdom Eye” is a beautiful slow and mellow piece. Perfect for a meditative sunday.

Alice Coltrane ‎– Los Caballos (from Eternity)

A DJ request you’ve actually said yes to

Great special request! I’m a big fan, I could also play the Sean Paul version without any hesitation.

Marcia Aitken – I’m Still In Love

A Quebec or Canadian record you love

Never mind the album go-to hit. We love the opening feel good tunes. Especially “Valse D’la Baie James”, on a Quebec bossa vibe.

Luc Cousineau – Luc Cousineau

Guilty pleasure record

Makes me think of my mom.

Nancy Sinatra ‎– Something Stupid (from Nancy’s Greatest Hits)

Record you love playing that clears the floor every time

It just never goes down. Personally, I think its super groovy proto-techno, but it seems to always send people away for a drink ::'(

John Bender – 5-42 Meat (from Pop Surgery)

Record you gave as a gift recently

Very atypical and under the radar record from Max Roach in the early 80’s. Roach meets Reich.

Max Roach – January V (from M’boom)

Record you’d give your 10 year old self

Would be perfect for a car ride in the backseat with my mom driving. Mini-Loum would probably have loved an initiation to motorik dance with Neu! – Neu!

Neu! ‎– Negativland (from Neu!)



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