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Champion, Velvet

Fri. June 29th 2007 9:00 pm Element (No Minors) 9:00 pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place,
Present within Montreal’s music scene for over ten years, Maxime Morin, aka DJ Champion has been making waves, ever since the release of his first album Chill’Em All (Saboteur Musique), released in 2004, for which he won the Album of the year award in the electronic-techno music category at the 2005 ADISQ. This one of a kind musician has not only helped form numerous punk acts throughout the years, but has also performed as DJ Mad Max, before being joined by his band the G-Strings, composed of four guitarists, one bass player and an amazing vocalist.

Chill’Em All is a unique concoction of rockin’ guitars, techno beats, incredible vocals and contagious melodies. An original yet accessible album that has brought Champion and his G-Strings to perform at several important local and international Festivals and events, such as the SXSW Festival (Austin), Les Transmusicales de Rennes, the Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), Le Paléo Festival (Switzerland), Les Nuits Botaniques (Brussels), the Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Virgin Festival (Toronto), the Ninth Annual Interactive Acheivement Awards (Las Vegas), and the Toronto Film Festival, just to name a few.

Félix Award winner for Show of the Year at l’ADISQ (2006), Juno nominee for Best Dance Recording and also CASBY award nominee for Favourite new single (No Heaven), Champion will be jam-packing a venue near you with his universal beats and rythms.

Velvet (Urban Dance)

"Slinky hip hop and house played by live dj/instrumental collective that oozes layed back westcoast cool." more info
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