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October 16, 2008

Oct 17th – RANDOMLAND – BLACK AND WHITE PARTY – SPARK OF LIFE GUESTLIST

Filed under: CiRCA, Clubs/Venues, Electro, Events, Spark Of Life Music, Trance/House — AlMac @ 5:38 am

In the Mirror Ballroom:

MEGASOID (AKA Sixtoo & Hadji Bakara of Wolf Parade, Turbo Crunk, MTL)
http://www.weaponshouse.com
http://www.myspace.com/megasoidkult

with SEK ONE (Curb Crawlers)
http://www.thecurbcrawlers.com

and DOUGIE BOOM (DMoney)
http://www.dmoneytoronto.com

Megasoid was born out of the ashes of a burnt-up modular synth borrowed in a coffee line, followed by a summer of mobile partying in a shitty van with a DIY Mojito stand that produced: 1) a drank-soaked machinedrum (RIP), 2) some mangled computers (RIP) and 3) a pair of dudes with intrinsic talent / chemistry / lust for making dirty street-bass remixes.

Comprised of Robert “Speakerbruiser” Squire (ex-Sixtoo/ Sebutones/ 1200hobos) and Hadji “Robert Downey DJ” Bakara (the electronics contingent of Wolf Parade), this notorious Montreal duo has been smashing the local population with their brand of rap-influenced big-synth remix music, leaving a trail of bruised PAs and broken beer glasses in its path. Megasoid remixes and mixtapes have garnished serious attention and praise from highbrow music critics and reputable DJs alike, while their illegal parties are legendary. Google it.

While promoting for / remixing for / working exclusively with an A-list of taste-maker producers and rappers from Europe and North America, Megasoid has put the Northeast on smashmode, making their nights a home for producer friends worldwide. Their leaked tracks and remixes have built a serious anticipation for their first album now in the works. In the meanwhile, expect some of their legit remix work to surface before the album’s release on Ninja Tune.

“I played this remix so many times that I eventually listed it as my favorite song of 2007.” – Sasha Frere Jones (The New Yorker) talking about Megasoid’s “No More Blood” remix for Ghislain Poirier.

Moving from street/loft parties where they cut their gold-fronts to large capacity clubs (which they’ve occasionally been known to get kicked out of), Megasoid’s Turbo Crunk parties in Toronto and Montreal have quickly become one of the livest and most notorious franchises in North America. In turn, Montreal has become one of the few cities with a legit scene for street-bass music.

The list of people who have appeared/will appear alongside Megasoid is starting to read like a “Who’s Who” of top-shelf producers and DJs: GlitchMob (edIT and Boretta), Lucky Me (Hudmo, Rustie, Mike Slott and Dom Sum), Ed Banger (Medhi, Busy P), Dj Assault, DJ Funk, Holy Fuck, South Rakkas Crew, Machinedrum, Deadbeat, Lorn, Mofomatronix, Lunice, Blingmod, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Big Toe’s HiFi, 215, Mouse on Mars, Thunderheist, The Cool Kids, Jokers of the Scene, Bonjay, PeerPressue, Kid Koala, KnifeHandChop and Modeselektor. Just to name a few.
Start child-proofing the furniture. The dudes like to do it big.

IN THE MAIN ROOM:

VND/LSM
RORY THEM FINEST
ANDY ARES

Skyy room:

JUSTIN TYCE
TOMI LE FILTH
EKLEKTIK DYSLEXIC
FAWN BIG CANOE
& SHIT LA MERDE

washroom bar:
YO-EV!
SUSHI MANE

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