Published Aug 19, 2019Jean-Michel Blais' sophomore LP Dans ma main was one of our Top Experimental and Modern Composition albums of 2018, and the pianist has now enlisted some of his fellow Montrealers for a remix EP.
Blais will release the four-track Dans ma main (remixes) on August 23. The collection features reinterpretations of album tracks from Kid Koala, CFCF, FOXTROTT and CRi. You can hear all four remixes via the Fader in the player below.
"While writing Dans ma main, I remember tracing a line between modern classical and electronic music, wishing to leave those loose ends to remixers... and here we are!" Blais explained in a statement.
"I asked four Montrealers, friends of mine, to come with their own vision of their favourite song, giving birth to CRi's uplifting, major, dance-y version of 'blind', FOXTROTT's groovy, complex, subtle take of 'dans ma main', CFCF's mystic, surreal, intricated rework of 'roses', or Kid Koala's textured, processed, meditative perception of the same song. How humbling it is asking other artists to take control over one's creation - I hope you'll enjoy it, too."
Find Blais' forthcoming Canadian tour dates below.
Dans ma main (remixes):
1. blind (CRi remix)
2. dans ma main (FOXTROTT remix)
3. roses (CFCF remix)
4. roses (Kid Koala remix)
09/27 Saint-irénée, QC - Domaine Forget
09/28 Saguenay, QC - Théâtre Banque Nationale
10/05 Saint-jérôme, QC - Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
10/06 Val-morin, QC - Théâtre du Marais
10/11 Sherbrooke, QC - Theatre Granada