For the occasion of the NOCTURNE 3 showcase on Friday, May 30th (at 9 pm), the Metropolis will host a massive two-room event to kick-start the weekend. In the main room, several of today’s best producers bring the spirit of fusion and sampling to the stage for an energetic showcase designed to celebrate the sampling potentials of electronic music. Montreal turntablist Kid Koala brings his magical fingers and cartoonish imagination to the decks first, before ceding the stage to this city’s new generation of hip-hop manipulators, the hotly tipped synth crunk of Megasoid, featuring Sixtoo’s Robert Squire and Wolf Parade’s Hadji Bakara. Modeselektor*, the Berlin sensation that defies all categories except “incomparably energetic”, will take the Metropolis to new heights, as they appear alongside their longtime video-jockies Pfadfinderei for what ought to be a thrilling visual treat. Toronto’s breakcore specialist Knifehandchop brings the audience to a boil for night’s end. In the Savoy Lounge, a handful of techno’s hottest underground names from this year will present an international smorgasbord of the genre’s bounties: San Francisco’s Dave Aju*, Mexico’s Metrika*, the international super-duo of Perlon’s Sammy Dee and Bruno Pronsato working as Half Hawaii*, and Toronto tech-veteran Jeremy P. Caulfield.
* Canadien Debut
21:00 - 03:00
59 Sainte-Catherine E. Montréal, QC H2X 1K5