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Deejay & Producer
Akpossoul is a Montreal-based DJ/producer originally from Lyon, France. Son of a DJ/Radio Host and younger brother of producer Manoo, Gabriel (his real name) naturally found a passion for music. Well-known for his podcasts titled “The Journey,” a mix of Afro, Deep, and Soulful House. He is also the founder of The Journey A Soulful Night GatheringTM, a multidisciplinary platform organization; ranging from event production to podcasts and digital content.
He has been a regular guest on radio shows such as Metissage de Montréal, Gilles Peterson Worldwide FM, and PlaySol Ibiza Radio, to name a few, broadcasting from Paris, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Sydney, Lyon, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and San Diego.
He has also performed at festivals such as Nuits d’Afrique, C2 Montréal, Dômesicle, Amsterdam Dance Event, Nuits Sonores, PY1 Nights, Chromatic. In recent years, Akpossoul has shared the stage with artists like Boddhi Satva, Jojo Flores, Djeff Afrozila, Osunlade, Paso Doble, Oscar P, Hyenah, José Marquez, Vanco, Sabine Blaizin, Byron le Verseau, Sammi Ferrer, and many others.
Mikalya is a young pop RnB singer with Moroccan influences. Mikalya sings in French, English, Arabic, and Spanish. Since 2018, Mikalya has been releasing singles and is very active in the Francophone music scene. In 2018, she independently released several singles and music videos, and later signed a distribution deal with the record label Higher Reign Music Group / The Orchard.
In 2019, Mikalya opened for Algérino and for the entire tour of Gims. During the pandemic, Mikalya worked on her first EP ‘El Mektoub’ in collaboration with producer Pako.
‘El Mektoub’ offers a blend of French and Moroccan Arabic, set to afropop, Maghreb, and RnB rhythms. The EP features collaborations with Odreii, Nissa Seiche, and rapper Dee End, as well as a song produced by Benny Adam. She is currently working on her debut album.
Hello, I am Michael Ndiho, also known as Black Picsou, a singer-songwriter based in Montreal. Originally from Senegal, I’ve been active in the music scene for about 2 years. I made my debut in rap in 2021 as an independent artist with well-received singles like “j’aime la rue” with Boutot, a rapper from Gatineau, “on maille,” and “andaler.”
I’ve also performed in around ten shows in 2022. My songs draw inspiration from both American and, more importantly, African influences. I have plans to release 2 independent projects in 2023—a project in the Afrotrap genre and another in rap. Through my music, I aim to introduce my universe to the entire world.
Dee Joyce is the story of an urban pop music enthusiast who honed his skills alongside professionals such as Blasta (Slimane, Soprano, Grand Corps Malade, Naza…) and the Sankofa Unit choir, through which he gained recognition on M6 in the show “La France à un incroyable talent” (season 6). Passionate and dreamer, Dee Joyce racks up radio successes with his singles “C’est comme ça” and “Après l’orage,” both of which entered the TOP 100 radio chart of ADISQ at the 45th and 75th positions.
He promotes these projects through highly influential media outlets such as NRJ, Rouge FM, Le journal Métro, Hollywood PQ, Urbania, and many other local media. The dream continues in the fall of 2022! Indeed, Dee Joyce will appear as the secret singer on the Quebec television channel NOOVO in the second season of the hit show “Qui sait chanter?” (“Who Can Sing?”), allowing the artist to open for the international artist HIRO.
This musical ascent led Dee Joyce to win his first award for the title of Best New Artist 2022 at the KMAwards, which took place on November 19th at the Toronto Pavilion. In 2023, Dee Joyce aspires to release his first solo album and fulfill his childhood dream.
David Campana is an artist of his time, covering a variety of styles and sonic textures. While initially making his mark as a rapper, the Canadian artist is now recognized as one of the most skillful at blending hip-hop, pop, soul, and R&B in Quebec, showing all the attributes to develop an international career. In 2022, he secured his place at some of the most renowned festivals in Quebec and Canada: Metro Metro, Santa Teresa, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, IO Expérience, Le FME, and more.
Self-proclaimed as the “Smooth Criminal,” he introduced himself in 2020 with a debut album, “Bonjour, Hi,” followed by a 7-track EP, “Trop de love,” the following year. He delivered a rarity in 2022 with a conceptual 28-song album, “Dealer de Love,” which kept his audience engaged through several monthly releases. The project, co-produced and co-directed with the prodigious Martinican producer Majosty, is presented in the form of 7 mini-EPs. In 2023, David Campana is preparing the release of his second album, which he considers pivotal for his international career.
With this project, he brilliantly reappropriates the codes of urban pop already popular among major stars on the Toronto and American scene (The Weeknd, Drake, Post Malone, Billie Eilish), and all of this in his native language, French.
+ Dance Party: The Maquis
August 20th – 7:00 PM to 10:20 PM
Mr. Touré is a versatile DJ whose music is infused with a burning passion. Hailing from a region rich in cultural diversity, he has drawn from his roots to create a unique sound.
His music is a captivating blend of enchanting melodies and infectious rhythms that encourage both reflection and dance. He is poised to make a mark on the industry with his undeniable talent and powerful message.
Riley, an artist who embodies the intersection between the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Canada, is a true product of musical evolution. Born into a family of talented artists in the music domain, he occupies the sixth position in this artistic sibling lineup.
Early on, his father encouraged him to take an interest in and get initiated into singing, but this passion was quickly interrupted. During that time, young people were drawn to various interests like sports or leisure activities, and the world of music wasn’t their priority. However, Riley’s surroundings gradually showed him that things could be different.
By observing and supporting his friends who were also venturing into art, Riley gradually felt the need to reconnect with this childhood passion. He engaged in almost secret writing and recording sessions. He released his first EP titled “Book Of Riley” in May 2022, paying homage to his very first passion.
Canada once again welcomes a unique talent hailing from Cameroon, the artist and songwriter Rams Delavegas. With his debut album titled “PÉNOMBRE,” a mini-album EP “DRILL QUEB,” as well as several singles and music videos released on YouTube, Rams stands out with his versatility and musical diversity. While rooted in R&B, Rams also presents himself as a rapper and driller, showcasing great mastery in each style.
Since his arrival in Canada in 2018, Rams has established himself in Montreal before taking up residence in the city of Quebec, where he regularly performs on local stages to proudly represent his adopted city. His passion for music hasn’t stopped him from sharing the spotlight with artists such as Burna Boy and Tayc, and he has successfully produced his own remarkable show at the prestigious Anti & Spectacle venue in Quebec. Rams also collaborates with artist Shreez in artistic and musical creation.
Lil k hpb
Lil K HPB is a promising young rapper who brings boundless energy to the hip-hop scene. Hailing from a vibrant neighborhood, he developed a passion for music from a young age. With his rapid flow and impactful lyrics, Lil K HPB portrays the realities of the streets, the aspirations of the youth, and the challenges he faces.
His music is a captivating blend of trap, catchy melodies, and infectious rhythms that resonate with his audience. Lil K HPB uses his voice to inspire others to pursue their dreams and overcome obstacles. With his determination and undeniable talent, Lil K HPB is ready to conquer the world of rap.
DJ Madthink, a dynamic and innovative artist, sets dance floors ablaze with his electrifying beats and contagious energy. With an unbounded passion for music, he harmoniously blends different genres, taking the audience on an exciting musical journey. His unique style and creative mixes have earned him a devoted fan base and numerous accolades in the music industry.
Whether igniting renowned clubs or headlining major festivals, DJ Madthink’s electrifying performances leave a lasting impression. Get ready to dance to the enchanting rhythm and experience the magic of DJ Madthink behind the turntables.
Since the age of 12, I’ve been passionate about this field and dreamed of becoming a DJ. What excites me in life is music and dance, and being a DJ has allowed me to bring them together. I made my debut in the Haitian community, where my originality and determination opened doors for me.
Thanks to my talent, I was able to tour in the USA and Haiti, and I had the opportunity to meet many artists and perform in numerous shows. After a few years, I ventured into event planning, and I’ve been successfully organizing events for the past 4 years under the banner of Royal Family Inc. My DJ style encompasses Afro, Dancehall, Caribbean, and Haitian music.
Founded in 2014, Ralph Jusma didn’t have becoming a promoter in mind! Using his Galaxy S3, Ralph created excitement on Fridays while sitting at his desk, giving birth to the famous Kompa Friday!
Since then, Ralph has ventured into the world of promotion in the HMI (Haitian Music Industry) in Montreal with KOMPA FRIDAY! This concept has traveled, reaching Paris in 2016, Toronto in 2017, and Boston in 2019! He is a member of MTL United.
His team consists of Stéphane Noupapemoun, Black VoodooX, Vanessa Charles, and DJs Golden / Chief K / Ritchy / Brad / Superduke / Bel Vyb and Melodeek!
During the COVID-19 period, the BELGARCON team was the first Haitian company to collaborate with the renowned Quebec fashion designer Jean Airoldi! More than 1000 masks were sold! BELGARCON has also sold more than 2000 items! This pandemic has transformed Ralph into a DJ / Host / Promoter / Basketball Coach.
LAX, a multidisciplinary artist of Guadeloupean origin based in Montreal. While she enjoys and appreciates various musical genres, her specialization lies in Shatta music, a Martinican dancehall genre, and Bouyon music from Guadeloupe, Dominica, and Saint-Martin, which is a fusion of Soca and other Caribbean influences.
LAX’s DJ sets are described as explosive and colorful, representing the vibrant sounds of the Caribbean that evoke a sense of fun, sex appeal, celebration, and warmth. Her main goal as a professional DJ was to introduce the essence of the Shatta movement to Montreal and bring the sounds of the French Caribbean to the city’s music scene.
LAX considers herself a sound curator, creating a sonic cocktail that blends her French Antillean roots with influences from the Afro-Latin world. Through her DJ sets, she transports her audience, making them feel the warmth of the Caribbean and freeing their spirits.
Alex Cishahayo, better known by the name “Waklexx,” is a Burundian DJ based in Montreal, Canada. Waklexx is part of Dtethelabel Inc., a record label signed under Sony Music through NWE. He is an emerging DJ star in Montreal and has brought a unique sonic experience and energy to the city since entering the music scene in 2016.
He has gained recognition for his Afrobeat and Amapiano styles that get crowds moving, and he has organized several events that provide a safe space for underrepresented individuals, communities, and people of color in Montreal.
DJ Anyone, the man with 4 arms, the wizard of the turntables, is a young Ivorian who gained experience in the world of DJing in France, specifically in Toulouse, where he rocked the city for 5 years. A specialist in setting the atmosphere, he delves into various musical styles, with a voice on the microphone that reaches the borders of reality.
Over the years, ASMA has traveled the world to uncover the finest vinyl records, and their incredibly diverse selection will make you groove to the sound of all musical styles. From the Montreal Jazz Festival to La Nuit Blanche, this DJ with an eclectic style has become known for the rarity and quality of the musical gems they have managed to gather from here and beyond.
Nouyat is an artist who grew up in a very rich musical environment. Born in Cameroon, he was exposed to the unique rhythms of African music from a young age. Upon arriving in Canada, he began his musical journey on instruments such as the guitar, recorder, and keyboards. He completed his high school studies in a jazz-focused music program, where he won several prestigious awards.
During those same years, in addition to his involvement in jazz and classical music, he joined the aviation cadet program, where his natural leadership abilities quickly became evident. He led military music bands in various festivals and received decorations for his contributions. Nouyat is not just a performer; he also composes and arranges music for orchestras in Montreal.
It was in this new city that Nouyat increasingly collaborated with rappers, sound engineers, and producers, leading him to explore his new art form: rap. To date, he has released 3 EPs, several singles, and has been featured in collaborations with people he has met. Now, the time has come for him to prove his uniqueness in the industry. He announced the release of his debut album, scheduled for the summer of 2023, in early 2023.
Mouss the real
Mouss, a young rapper of Moroccan origin from the South Shore of Montreal, started writing his own lyrics at the age of 9. In 2014, he released his first projects under the name “Nima,” but it was in 2017, as a tribute to his late father, that he chose the name “Mouss.”
Self-taught, he learned composition, recording, mixing, and mastering, producing several projects from his own home. With 2 EPs, 1 mixtape, and over 20 singles, Mouss has garnered the public’s attention with his talent and is ready to make his mark in the music industry.
I was born in Long Island, New York, so from a very young age, I was influenced by New York culture, including various genres of music: Rap, R&B, Reggaeton, and Dancehall. My father was a well-known DJ in New York, which also influenced me to follow in his footsteps. My favorite style to mix in clubs is Afrotrap.
Being Haitian-Dominican, it exposed me to all kinds of Caribbean and Latino music, which helped me expand my clientele. I’ve mixed for international artists like Nesly, Tiakola, Bramsito, and Hatik. My goal is to stand out from other DJs with my lively style and make myself known throughout the entire world.
Soirée dansante : Le Maquis
Similar to Bond 007, “God-D” has an alter ego, Don Barbarino, which allows him to beautifully offer and express his intense love and passion for soul music as well; an appreciation he has cultivated for just as long as his love for hip-hop.
Shaped and molded in the school of hard knocks of hip-hop, Don Barbarino has been spinning records for years. Having earned great distinctions and the respect of the entire Montreal hip-hop and house music community over the past three decades, “D” is now focusing on building his own label with DJ Soul P called “5 Starz Dope Soundz.”
Dance party : Le Maquis
Mansa is a versatile and talented artist whose art transcends musical boundaries. Mansa excels in the art of blending different genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and afrobeat to create a unique and captivating sound.
Her authentic and introspective lyrics resonate with the audience, addressing themes such as love, life, and identity. With her distinctive style and stage presence, Mansa has already captivated many fans. It’s clear that this emerging artist has a promising future in the music industry.
Dance party : Le Maquis
Anaïs Gilles, artistically known as RISE, is a rising professional Afro-descendant dancer in the street dance community of Montreal. She specializes in Hip Hop, House, and Vogue, and is part of the Montreal Ballroom community. Community engagement is an important value for her, leading her to create communal spaces through the arts, primarily within the Ballroom community. Recently, she has developed projects like ‘Ballroom 4 Community,’ a cultural and community program for the queer and racialized community.
Highly active in the Montreal street dance community, she mainly participates in battles and delves into the art of performance as a performer in works such as ‘SACRER’ at Agora de la Danse in 2022 and ‘NEVER NOT MOVING’ at Tangente in 2023.
She uses dance as a medium to connect with her roots and heritage. Travel becomes a significant part of her exploration and understanding of the cultural baggage carried by dance in various communities. Her goal is to uncover and honor the richness of Afro-descendant cultures while continuing her personal journey of discovery.
Professional dancer and dj
Soirée dansante : Le Maquis
Dancer, performer, and teacher with over 15 years of experience, Myth began her training in salsa by immersing herself in the scene and teaching for over 5 years. She then continued her journey in house dance, becoming an iconic figure in the scene by performing in nightclubs and teaching the form for over 10 years.
She learned from some of the biggest names in the industry and also gained recognition in the music world as DJ BlackGold. In 2011, she graduated from the Professional Artistic Training Program in Dance (PEFAPDA) at Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, where she taught and performed in various pieces such as Lwáza, Montréal by Night, and Mozongi.
Myth has danced on various Canadian and international stages, as well as participating in music videos and documentaries. Driven by dance and movement since childhood and constantly seeking growth, she shares her passion for dance through creation and teaching.