Here’s what the press are saying:
Canadian beatmaker Ghislain Poirier offers music to suit many tastes, but whatever he touches ends up with overflowing bass and plenty of bounce in the rhythm. Hailing from the musical incubator known as Montreal, he first popped up on Chicagoâ€™s Chocolate Industries and grabbed attention with remixes for Diverse and Lady Sovereign, but these days itâ€™s his original compositions that are getting the remix treatment from the likes of Modeselektor and We Are Wolves. On â€œNo Ground Under,â€ his recent release on the venerated Ninja Tune imprint, Poirier configures stomping drums and swarming bass into hip-hop, reggae, baile funk, dubstep and occasionally less classifiable arrangements while collaborating with an international array of MCs. He brings this same borderless range of influences to his DJ sets, which are likely to include just about anything with too much low end and a propensity for inducing ass-shaking. Subterraneanâ€™s sound system is in for a workout.
– Newcity Chicago
On March 8th, Montreal’s Ghislain Poirier guests with ragga riddims and deconstructed hip-hop of the Ninja Tune variety.
– Time Out Chicago
…with his 2007 No Ground Under LP (released on the Ninja Tune label), he moved solidly into the pocket with the sound he’s been brewing up these past couple of years — ruff’n’tumble riddims from the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and the Middle East threaded on deep, block-rattling basslines with a fair amount of digital dirt thrown in for good measure.
– Gapers Block
…you are guaranteed to get down on the dancefloor with the Montreal-based producer’s blend of ragga, hip-hop and grime beats.
– Going.com Editor’s Pick
It all goes down at:
Subterranean | 2011 W. North Ave, Chicago | $5, 21 Plus | 10pm to 3am
Mashit Track of the Week
Michael Montano; Madder Dan Dat (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Ghislain Poirier – “Bastard Bass” mix set (courtesy of Pitchfork)
Ghislain Poirier – No Ground Under promo clip