Fire on the Water Preview: Poirier
Photo by Philip Sawicki
On Sunday, August 26, from 2pm to midnight, Toronto’s Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion and Beach will come to life with art installations and music courtesy of some of the most forward thinking global bass DJs on the planet.
Organized by The Waves and Marcus Boon – Fire on the Water is a day-long, all-ages, free event that combines multi-media art installations, live DJs, a pool and a beach to create THE party of the Summer!
Art by Aimée Dawn Robinson (Motherdrift), Juliet Palmer (Urbanvessel), Christie Pearson (The Waves) and Jim Ruxton (Subtle Technologies) + Music by DJ/Rupture (Mudd Up!), Venus X (GHE20G0TH1K), Maga Bo, Poirier, Torro Torro, Lucie Tic, Dos Mundos DJs and M.A.M.A.
Each week, between now and August 26, we’re going to profile one of the headlining DJs. This week, we’re talking about POIRIER.
Ninja Tune artist Poirier has dabled in many different kinds of rhythms. He cut his teeth on techno and trip-hop before turning to the tropics for some musical inspiration. There has been a noticeably different swing in Poirier’s step these days. Instead of the steady roll of 4/4 drums he is now banging out high energy, pitch shifting, syncopated riddims inspired by Soca, Dancehall, Grime, Booty and Tropical Bass.
His last full release, Running High (2010) on Ninja Tune introduced new and old fans to his breakneck, electrifying global bass sound. Recent collaborations with Burro Banton, Warrior Queen, Natalie Storm, MC Zulu, Boogat and Face-T and remixes for Popcaan, Busy Signal, Erup and Schlachtofbronx have put his name into the pages of some of the top magazines, blogs and DJ crates around the globe.
He’s a renown party starter and has been the creative force behind some of Montreal’s most exciting parties including Karnival and Sud-West and has refined his live sets while playing on virtually every continent…if Poirier is on the bill, you’re guaranteed to sweat at that party!
And remember you can catch Poirier on August 26 at Fire on the Water @ Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion and Beach…don’t forget your swimsuit!
Image by Gilbert Li