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IGLOOFEST 2016 LINE-UP OVERVIEW

Vivien Gaumand

WEEKEND 1

Thursday, January 14
Presented by STM, in collaboration with Osheaga

The Sapporo stage launches with a line-up spotlighting the divergent strains of hip-hop. The very first performance of the very first night goes to Montreal fave RYAN Playground, followed up by local international success story Lunice, also one-half of TNGHT with Hudson Mohawke. British downtempo legend Bonobo headlines with a DJ set.

Over at the Videotron Mobile stage, our friends at Saintwoods step up with a line-up of new-gen future bass and house, featuring WYLN, Heron Preston, and Rue de Bois back-to-back MLB.

Friday, January 15
Presented by STM

We turn to dancefloor-burnin’ techno and house to start the weekend. Hushlamb crew co-founder Alicia Hush warms up the Sapporo stage with a live PA, before hotly tipped American DJ Kim Ann Foxman drops by for her Igloofest debut. Berlin techno veteran Paul Kalkbrenner returns to our fair city to finish off the night in high style.

The Videotron Mobile stage hosts the Music Is My Sanctuary crew’s UK Garage Forever showcase. DJs Lexis and Dr. Love take us through the wide history of UKG courtesy of their deep crates.

Saturday, January 16
Presented by STM

To finish off the first weekend, the techno gets dark n’ dirty for those who like their parties stretching out for days. Montreal’s Debbie Døe warms up the Sapporo stage, followed by a reunion with one of our favourite DJs, Misstress Barbara, joining us this time out to celebrate her 20th year in the game! British techno pioneer Dave Clarke shows up to take us to the finish line.

At the Videotron Mobile stage, Maus and Soundshaper, two DJs who’ve kept the local fires burning for several generations of parties now, join forces to deliver euphoric moments all night long.

WEEKEND 2

Thursday, January 21
Presented by V Télé

House music is the name of the game to kick off our second weekend in the Old Port. Local DJ Cassandria Daiva sets the pulse for this Thursday evening, before handing over the decks to Israeli club superstar Guy Gerber. Upping the funk dosage in the mix are The Martinez Brothers, who touch down to headline the night.

Over at the Videotron Mobile stage, we’re in for a bit of a treat, as Smalltown DJs, Sleepy Tom, and Grandtheft grace the stage.

Friday, January 22
Presented by V Télé, in collaboration with Thump

To kick off the weekend, we explore some of techno’s more fusionist strains. Local DJ Shaydakiss gets us started with the genre’s house-leaning side. French producer Rone is next with a live PA of his French touch updates. Jimmy Edgar and Scuba, two stalwarts of the Detroit and British scenes respectively, showcase the fruits of their collaboration as expats soaking in Berlin’s nightlife.

The Videotron Mobile stage has the Samouraïs des Jungles Urbaines crew on co-hosting duties for the night. Matheus and The Holy go back-to-back for the start, with Cherokee steeping up for the big finish.

Saturday, January 23
Presented by V Télé

The second weekend wraps up with an ultra-special showcase from Maceo Plex’s Ellum Records. Spanish act Odd Parents fires up the engines of the Sapporo stage, warming us up for Argentinian DJ Shall Ocin. The label boss himself steps in to bring the soirée to its natural peak.

At the Videotron Mobile stage, local party crew Moonshine sets up shop outdoors for a change with a hip-hop leaning line-up that features Bambii, Funkyfalz, and Pierre Kwenders.

WEEKEND 3

Thursday, January 28
Presented by Jägermeister

House music has an eccentric electro-leaning underbelly, which we’re spotlighting to kick off our third weekend. Local DJ Tizi gets the music going at the Sapporo stage, followed by the robo-tiger masked producers in Black Tiger Sex Machine. By the time they wrap up, you’ll be primed for Ed Banger Record’s resident veteran, Mr. Oizo.

At the Videotron Mobile stage, the Neon crew joins us on hosting duties, for a warehouse-style techno party that features locals Vosper and DJ Mini, as well as American DJ/producer Vakkuum.

Friday, January 29
Presented by Jägermeister, in collaboration with Beatport

The weekend kicks off with a banger of a line-up for Detroit Love! Local DJ Mandiz traverses the space between house, techno, and bass in her opening set. Next up, Canadian expat and Get Physical artist Heidi makes a triumphant return to Montreal. We finish off with the return of the mighty techno pioneer Carl Craig, tagteaming for the very first time in Montreal with Detroit cohort Al Ester.

At the Videotron Mobile stage, more European strains of techno take the cake, with local duo Nymra & Sofisticated setting the course, and Swedish producer La Fleur charting the destination.

Saturday, January 30
Presented by Jägermeister, in collaboration with CISM 89.3FM

We’ve been waiting to find out who wins the Sapporo Igloobeat contest, and on our third Saturday, we’ll see who steps up to take the prize of opening up the Sapporo stage! After that, up-and-coming American DJ Gina Turner touches down in Montreal for the very first time. French DJ Sébastien Léger, however, is no stranger to our town. You know he’ll guarantee us a perfect wrap to the third weekend.

Over at the Videotron Mobile stage, Poirier and Mr. Touré bring an afro-soca party down to the Old Port.

WEEKEND 4

Thursday, February 4
Presented by Videotron Mobile, in collaboration with MUTEK and XLR8R

One of our biggest nights of the entire edition: the 50Weapons Finale tour! Modeselektor’s venerated label is closing its doors after 50 releases and celebrating with a ten-city international tour. For the Montreal stop, they’re taking over both stages.

The Sapporo stage gets fired up with a lucky local who’ll set the stage for the Montreal live PA debut of the super-group Siriusmodeselektor, featuring the members of Modeselektor with label-mate Siriusmo. Next up is the corrosively loopy techno of American DJ Truncate. To finish, the label-founding duo returns to the stage for what ought to be a dancefloor-destroying DJ set.

Over at the Videotron Mobile stage, inventive Berlin techno producer Shed spins us off to a solid start, while British DJ Benjamin Damage is ready to wear down the soles of your winter boots till the very end.

Friday, February 5
Presented by Videotron Mobile

Just when you think the line-ups can’t get any bigger, the weekend begins. Local producer Magnanime sets the tone for the evening at the Sapporo stage with a live PA. Kompakt Records co-founder Michael Mayer finished off our last edition of Piknic, and now he’s back to ensure that Igloofest also ends on a high note. Finally, globetrotting Italian duo Tale of Us make it a crime to be anywhere else on this legendary Friday night.

Over at the Videotron Mobile stage, the Stereo crew makes the trip down to the Old Port, as Maher Daniel and Ostrich go back-to-back all night long. Technooooo!

Saturday, February 6
Presented by Videotron Mobile

We finish off with a night for the subwoofer aficionados. Local DJ Laura Scavo gets us started with deep, sexy, and bouncy rhythms. Next up, British bass is in the spotlight courtesy of Swindle. Finally, we sample the latest from the French scene with Brodinski.

Over at the Videotron Mobile stage, France’s Traumer and our very own Stefny Winter take us on a minimal techno journey.

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