Laura Scavo is no stranger to the underground scene. Fueled by her passion and love for music, she spent the last decade emulating a vast array of influences from around the globe. In doing so, she developed her own unique style, which is manifested through her captivating performances.
Crafted with great attention, her sets deliver deep and sexy rhythms with euphorically soulful breaks that cast a spell on the audience, leaving them wanting more. Never limited to just one sound or space, Laura Scavo has also played internationally in New York, Miami, Mexico, Mykonos, amongst others alongside techno’s greatest legends.
You will discover her charming aura and her performances on August, 2nd at the SAT with The Avener and I&G!
Situated at the crossroads of acoustic and electronic music traditions, Raveen offers an emotional and organic songwriting augmented by modern production and sound design.
Drawing from a diverse spectrum of influences across the worlds of Pop, Jazz, R&B, Electroacoustic and Electronic music, the Montreal-based collaboration of vocalist/producer Eric Seguin, bassist/producer Stokely Diamantis and drummer Peter Colantonio has been performing their distinctively dynamic and captivating live shows since 2015.
Their debut full-length “Always” was released on July 2017 via So Sorry Records. The record marks their foray into more subdued, lush songwriting and a grandiose approach to arrangement with orchestral strings, choir work and field recording adding depth to the trio’s core palette of keys/bass/drums/electronics.
They will share the Ministère stage on July 30th to open the festival with Syzzors and Ghost Love!
Clark’s Bowling Club is a project born from musicians meeting at jams on Clark Street in Montreal in 2015. The members of the band are united around a common passion for 80’s music and play an easy-going funk, mixing hip-hop, jazz and electro with a contagious laissez-aller. On stage, you can definitely feel the dynamic with tracks such as ‘Real Ones’ or ‘Walk On By’ released last summer on their debut album Cool Kids. Far from the radars of the music press, it’s efficient and it goes where it wants to go.
The group will make you dance the night away on August 31st!
Member of Montreal’s 8day collective and recognized for her magnetic sound that will left you with no other options than step on the dancefloor, Lebanese artist Kris Tin was born in Beyrouth and raised in Montreal. Her evolution in the music industry has grown exponentially over the past two years, making her a renowned local in the heart of the city. Whether it be deep and melodic or dark and haunting, her passion for music combined with her spatial fascination consistently fuse together to create a unquestionable singular sound.Although Kris Tin generally leans towards minimal and techno, you’ll notice she’s extremely musically diverse. Kris Tin often plays at venues and festivals such as Salon Daomé, StereoBar, Newspeak, Piknic Electronik, AIM Festival, Igloofest just to name a few. She has played alongside ANNA, Amelie Lens, Layton Giordani, Misstress Barbara, Radio Slave, Sam Paganini during the past year but her milestone moment, when she opened for the legendary Carl Cox in front of 10 000 persons, left her no choice but to set high expectations for herself.
She will perform after Arnaud Rebotini for our first night at SAT Friday, 31st August.
On top of organizing multiple events under the Ghotiitout Management and Skyhook Productions banners, Phil Fiction is a passionate DJ that filters, superimposes and rubs a varied, techno-influenced collection of musical pieces with as much finesse as energy. Technically speaking, he is a swiss-army knife. Whether it be on vinyl of with any other medium, the fiction becomes alive with a single touch.
The resulting cinematic -like soundtracks can be enjoyed as much at home as on the dance-floor of the SAT where he will open the show before Arnaud Rebotini the 31st of August !
Heidy P. started her journey 13 years ago. She got her first taste of DJing through a weekly show that she hosted on a Montreal university radio station. Initially focused on rock, a few months spent in Berlin expanded her musical horizon and made her discover the endless possibilities of electronic music. Montreal is her hometown and she has hosted many late night events in unusual settings all over the city, like an old printing factory turned techno bunker and a dominatrix loft. She has been based in Europe since 2016, Lisbon being her current homebase. She hosts a monthly show onRadio Quantica, produces music with her project Rhythm Phazer and teaches DJ and music production workshops in the community. She has performed in multiple cities in the past few years including Berlin, Paris, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and New York, as well as having a string of guest mixes on online radio stations such as Rinse France, N.10.as and The Lot Radio.
Growing up in France, Fonkynson was greatly influenced by his father’s music – the iconic sound of artists such as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. His interest started shifting as he developed a taste for electronic music styles such as house, drum ‘n’ bass and techno, a passion which would bring him to produce his own material. Fonkynson released a first EP in 2008, on the American label Super HiFi and in 2013, he strikes again with a French house EP, this time released by the British imprint Heavy Disco. After signing to the Montreal-based label Lisbon Lux Records, Fonkynson releases the highly awaited Horny EP, which obtains a lot of attention on digital platforms, helping him reach a wider audience. In 2016, Fonkynson released #followme, a full-length album preceded by the success of two singles, ‘Never’ and ‘Keep It Cool’. The track ‘Aquarelle’ quickly reached the top of Hype Machine’s chart and gained over a hundred thousand plays in a few days.
Often appearing as a DJ next to high profile artists, he will share the stage of the SAT with Etienne de Crécy and Heidy P.
Formed by two music producers (David, vocals and Antoine, synths/bass), with the addition of guitarist Justin, Ghost Love started writing songs on a trip to southern France two years ago. The band released their 1srst EP titled One lands on August 12th, 2017. While it was a completely independant release, it was able to garner some local buzz for the band as well as a sold out release show at the PHI Centre in Montreal. The EP was critically acclaimed by Vice, Voir, and Urbania while the lead single “One Lands” was also added to several Apple Music playlists. Followed by an appearance at Festival POP Montreal on September 2017, they played several shows in Ontario throughout the fall to packed venues including a show in Toronto at the Baby G in November. The group channel a dreamy and dark electronic pop atmosphere inspired by 80’s dark wave and synth pop acts such as Depeche Mode and Eurythmics.
They also marry their electronic side with lush spacey guitars, reminiscent of 90’s acts like Slowdive and Ride. Ghost Love is a visual and sonic exploration that channels decadence and anxiety, to discover on the stage of Ministere on August 30th 2018, right beside Syzzors.
Syzzors’ electro-pop special blend mixes R&B, funk, indie rock and 80’s new wave while always maintaining a contemporary pop sensibility. Lush synthesizers, groovy bass lines and powerful beats are layered with soaring androgynous vocals in a catchy energetic delivery. Their bittersweet melodies and dreamy atmospheres will surely carry you to sweet euphoria. The band started as a duo in 2012 and the bedroom laptop project evolved into a full-fledged quartet where live instrumentation became the core of their writing process. In 2015, the launch of their Leo EP created enough of a buzz to land them slots at FME, OUMF, Pop Montreal and even M for Montreal and even to earn two nominations at the Gamiq awards. 2017’s Unknown Within EP gets them back on track with their most refined material to date. It is a polished opus fully exploring their trademark dark electro-pop signature while capturing the explosive energy of their scenic prestance. Regulars of the MEG, Syzzors have already played in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at Divan Orange.
They wouldn’t miss the MEG’s 20th edition in the world and will celebrate it with us on the Ministère’s stage on August 30th to open the festival, right beside Ghost Love!
Rapper and producer based in Montreal, Marie-Gold started the rap group Bad Nylon in 2014. This all-female group enjoys some visibility (VICE, Le Devoir, Voir, Radio Canada etc.) and released the album Bébé t’es unique in January 2018. At the same time, Marie-Gold established herself on the Montreal’s rap scene, tooking part in the beatmaking Loop Sessions and while also being the first woman to join the Wordup! Battles’ top league. She is recognized by her peers in the industry thanks to her participation in many festivals (M for Montreal, OUMF, MEG, etc.). In 2018 she decides to go solo and releases her first self-produced EP, Goal : Une mélodie, on May 11th.