DIGITALIS: Nouveau Palais
Many styled bass music heavyweight, Prison Garde (aka Robert Squire, also known as Sixtoo, Speakerbruiser Rob, and one half of Megasoid) has teamed up with Montreal rising talents Lunice and Ango in Nouveau Palais, a stealthy, uptempo electronic project. In the mid-to-late-noughties, Squire helped pioneer Montreal’s bass music scene with his monthly renegade Turbo Crunk nights, bringing the city’s distortion-loving electronic music community together,while also fostering a new generation of talented up-and-coming producers. Lunice Pierre Fermin and Andrew Gordon Macpherson (Ango) were among that next generation of talent. Both Red Bull Music Academy alumni, they’ve released standout EPs on Glaswegian label LuckyMe, spreading the gospel of synthed-out jams, 808 sounds and stripped-down beats. They made their hometown debut at MUTEK 2012.