New compilation series ‘Montreal Dances Across Borders’ raises money for ‘Solidarity Across Borders’.
Curated by Montreal based producer, Jean Grünewald (who goes under the alias ottoman.grüw) and online magazine, Mes Enceintes Font Défaut, ‘Montreal Dances Across Borders’ brings together the best from Montreal’s underground dance scene, raising money for good causes and highlighting the principles of solidarity and unity that underpin dance music culture. Ten artists feature on the first volume including curator, ottoman.grüw alongside Honeydrip, Police Des Moeurs and Aquaventure among others.
Although the compilation is available for free download, MDAB ask for pay-as-you-feel donations, raising money for ‘Solidarity Across Borders‘. Active since 2003, Solidarity Across Borders are a migrant network based in Montreal. As a body, they are made up entirely of migrants and allies. Together they mobilise to support individuals and families who experience unjust treatment within the immigration and refugee system. Their work ranges from education and support work through to demonstrations and other direct action.
We have the first listen on Aquaventure‘s ‘Expanding Uncertainty’. As a producer and all-round creative, Aquaventure isn’t short of projects, curating experimental sound sessions series ‘Oxygen’ and heading up the concepting for new sound documentary series ‘Le Siècle Assagi’ that documents life during Covid-19. Their track ‘Expanding Uncertainty’ feels particularly poignant. White noise dissonance, watery textures and distorted whispers give way to a punchy arrangement driven by bubbling robotics. A looping simulation of sorts, ‘Expanding Uncertainty’ is a clear representation of music as an art form. Six minutes that represent the emotions and senses of our current time. continuing to do so for years to come.
Disclaimer: Montreal is originally Tiotia:ke in the language of Kanien’kehá:ka people.
‘Montreal Dances Across Borders’ is out 18th September.
Grab it here.
Artwork: Elisa Gleize