Reviews and Previews
First and foremost, I would like to thank you all that attended the second edition of The Easter Extravaganza, the Aries affair.
Partygoers danced the night away inside the MCSO last Saturday. Dj’s 20/20 and New York City’s very own Joe Bailey had the crowd moving until the lights came on. Host Stella Peters led the crowd to Marcia Griffiths timeless classic, Electric Boogie, to end the night.
Special thanks to Dope Girl Triigga, Mz Twinz, Gordon Boucher’s team D.E.S entertainment and High Life promo.
Sunday I made my way to the highly anticipated Return of the Legends part 2. On the bill that night were Dj Tuff, LDG, and The Almighty Flight. Since the 80s these three have been entertaining Montrealers. They have set the bar for excellence for many of your favourite DJs today, including myself.
Almighty Flight’s commanding voice alongside the party-rocking duo Tuff and LDG took the audience on a musical journey, weaving through hits old and new. Although we were all dressed up in the beautiful Firm club lounge, I couldn’t help but reminisce about the days of dances in high school cafeterias. Kudos to promoters Garry T, JR Nash and Shamba for hosting this great event; look out for part 3.
This weekend our very own James Bond will pack his bags and hit the 417 to the capital city. Undefeated in Montreal, Mr. Reggae Jam will be going round for round dub for dub versus Nebula sound. This will be a big test for Bond, clashing away from his hometown fans. However, knowing how James prepares I’m confident that he will win over the Ottawa crowd and return victorious. Check out the Reggae Jam on Facebook for more info on tickets.
Longtime Montreal-based designers Atelier New Regime will be opening their Flagship store April 7th in the St. Henri district. I have had the pleasure of watching this company grow from its early days. Their dedication and determination are about to bear fruit.
More than just another clothing line, New Regime designs are very creative and incorporate several elements of the environment around them. They’ve come a long away since the days of hustling T-shirts out the trunk. Make your way to 4632 Notre-Dame West April 7 and see what these hometown heroes have to offer.
Unfortunately, on a sad note, Montreal lost a great individual this week. Political Analyst Jean Lapierre was a staple in Quebec’s political scene.
He was well known for his ability to cut through the daily political rhetoric and simplifying it. Many of us drove to and from work listening to his daily commentary on CJAD. His presence will be surely missed and I doubt his shoes will be filled anytime soon.
My condolences to the Lapierre family, friends and fans.
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