In praise of Piknic Électronik

DJ Vilify gives props to our weekly summer dance party ahead of her set there this weekend, PLUS the essential Friday-night party you didn’t know about (thank us later).

Saturday, June 7

* Formula Fun BBQ at Tokyo Bar
* New Regime Clothing pop-up sale
* Luminescence MTL – TO vernissage at the Belgo
* The Fringe Film Fest
* Art Attack #4 at the Fresh Paint Gallery
* Real Love House Party DJ edition at le Belmont

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This is the hip hop Grand Prix

These GP-branded events have been carefully selected either to truly entertain you, show a little love to local businesses and artists who deserve it, or maybe even do all three. One way or the other, these parties should get you well away from the fake tits and grey dicks.

Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s hip hop highs & lows

Ahead of tonight’s DJ set at Tokyo, hip hop mainstay Ali Shaheed Muhammad spoke to Cult MTL about making new solo work, being influential, learning from J Dilla, feeling out the bass, crafting a solid DJ set and “Buggin’ Out.”

Wednesday, Nov. 28

* Data : Salon @ Eastern Bloc
* Animation fest opening night
* Satrangi: Seven Stories of Light
* Malajube
* Titus Andronicus tops triple bill
* Tokyo Bar turns sweet 15 with ?uestlove, Skratch Bastid

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