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international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 19
2226.08
2018
Montréal
Québec
Canada

Canhota CA/QC

Nocturne 3
August 24, 2018, 21:30 - 02:35
Live: 21:30 - 22:15
Who
Montréal-based producer and DJ Sophie MacArthur
Style
Hardcore bedroom baile funk; reckless and rambunctious experimental ritmos; buffet-style bundle of high-powered electronics.
Labels
Safe & Sound
Latest
Ruff Trax (2017)
More
Canhota enjoys testing the waters of new material by dropping fragments of works-in-progress into her emotive live sets.
Links
Soundcloud
Bandcamp
Instagram

With her hiccupping sense of rhythm but also a knack for collaging disparate musical transgressions into a high-powered and emotive soundtrack of bloops, thwacks and thumps—pronounced “ca‧ño‧ta” and meaning left-landed in Portuguese—this divergent thinker incorporates dembow, noise, hardcore, tarraxo, industrial and baile funk into her punchy beatmaker’s brew.

The border-busting moniker of Sophie MacArthur, a Canadian with Brazilian roots, Canhota has made it her mission to ride roughshod over musical purists. Her red-hot live sets set eardrums ablaze with their reckless genre permutations and coalescing combos of ambient samples and complex, rambunctious textures. Besides releasing her Ruff Trax EP on Safe & Sound, the digital label she runs alongside Aso Ani, Canhota also connects with Montréal listeners weekly, via the CKUT show Venus Radio, which highlights racialized, female, gender non-conforming and queer music production.

Making her debut MUTEK performance, Canhota will draw from her past in endurance sports, church camp, and the queer and punk scenes, to dispense a visceral live set built around the physical manifestations of discipline and catharsis, conformity and deviance.

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