Ghislain Poirier

Ghislain Poirier

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandHip HopEDM

Electronic music and hip hop fused with world riddim idioms twisted deep around the lowest end of the sonic spectrum. Ghislain Poirier explores the furthest reaches of cosmopolitan bass and chunky digital dancehall.

Biography

Montreal's Ghislain Poirier is obsessed with big, dirty beats, an affliction that causes him create some of the most out-of-control ragga riddims and deconstructed abstract hip hop to date.

In the past Poirier has collaborated with MCs and DJs from across the globe, working with NYC's resident Large cats MC Beans (Warp) and DJ Rupture (Tigerbeat6), as well as Parisian heavyweights TTC (Big Dada) and London's Lotek Hi-Fi (Big Dada) amongst others.

Poirier has become renowned globally for his bass slammin' remixes that continue to further solidify his title as "king of the bounce". He has remixed tracks for UK grime/hip hop sensation Lady Sovereign (Def Jam), The Editors, Champion, Bassnectar, and Pierre Lapointe, which garnered much critical acclaim and significant attention from publications such as pitchforkmedia.com, RES Magzine and XLR8R, to name just a few.

In 2005, Poirier released the album Breakupdown on Chocolate Industries. The record was well received by the public and press alike, resulting in an offer to head out on the road for a North American tour with the loudest midget in the game herself, Lady Sovereign.

Since then, Poirier threw down his own successful monthly DJ night in Montreal, the infamous BOUNCE LE GROS. The evening featured what Poirier describes as "Bass and no attitude, Gros sound, Gros Beat, Gros Move, Bounce le Gros". A master in the art of making people move, Poirier's night of genre-mashing provided enough bass to fill the place, attracting a mixed crowd appreciating his dirty style, tasty beats and eclectic flare. Spinning music flowing effortlessly from global hip hop, grime, Baile beats, Booty bass, crunk, Baltimore and much more is this man's signature stamp, and mad numbers of Montrealers heeded the bounce call, and consistently sold out this party month after month. After a successful run for 2 years, Poirier retired the monthly jam and focused efforts on international touring, recording some next level heat, and building his incredible live show.

In early 2006, Poirier decided to release his next body of work on his own imprint, Rebondir Records. The Rebondir EP caused a sensation across dancefloors and wrecked nuff necks across the world. 'Pour Te Rechauffer' wreaked havoc on several soundsystems and brought out the Paris Montreal connection with TTC and Omnikrom dropping thoughts for les booty francais.

And it don't stop. This legend-in-the-making is touring the world extensively playing the underground club circuit. Keep your ears open, your feet in check and be prepared to Bounce!

Watch for the new album No Ground Under to be released on Ninja Tune in late 2007 in Canada and early 2008 for the USA.

Discography

ALBUMS
No Ground Under
Ninja Tune :: ZEN138 CD/2LP :: 2007

Breakupdown
Chocolate Industries :: CHLT058CD / 2LP :: 2005

Beats as Politics
Chocolate Industries :: CHLT041CD/CHLT041LP :: 2003

Conflits
Intr_version :: INTR009 :: 2003

Sous le manguier
Intr_version :: INTR006 :: 2002

Il n'y a pas de Sud…
12k :: 12k1016 :: 2001

EPs

La Ronde EP
Musique Large :: 001 :: 2007

Rebondir EP
Rebondir Records :: RR01 :: 2006

12 INCHs

'Blazin' feat. Face-T
Ninja Tune :: ZEN12204 :: 2007

'Dem Nah Like Me' feat. Mr Lee G
Shockout :: shock13 :: 2006

'Cold As Hell' feat. Beans
Chocolate Industries :: CH053 :: 2004

'Be Strong' (Tabarnouche de Mix) feat. Daddy Screw
Shockout :: shock09 :: 2004

'Tribute to Tiger' (Mourial Mix) feat. Wayne Lonesome
Shockout :: shock08 :: 2004

7 INCHs

'Mic Diplomat' feat. DJ Collage
Chocolate Industries :: CHLT055 :: 2006

'They Wanna Know' feat. Mr Lee G
Tax Records 05 :: 2006

REMIXES

Buck 65 – 'Way Back When' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Warner :: 2007

We Are Wolves – 'Fight & Kiss' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Dare to Care / Ninja Tune :: 2007

Pole – 'Winkelstreben' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Scape :: Scape51 :: 2007

DJ C – 'Darling' feat. Zulu (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Community Library :: CL22 :: 2007

Thunderheist 'Bubblegum' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
12" :: Bigfoot Records :: BFR006 :: 2007

Pierre Lapointe – 'Deux par deux rassemblés' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
2x12 :: Audiogram :: ADCD 10 207 :: 2007

Bassnectar – 'Bomb Tha Blocks' feat. MC Persia (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Bomb Tha Blocks 12" :: OM Records :: 2007

The Editors – 'Munich' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
Remixed :: iTunes :: Fader :: 2006

Champion – 'No Heaven' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
"The Remix Album" :: Saboteur :: 2006

Cadence Weapon – 'Sharks' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
CD Single :: Upper Class Recordings :: 2006

Lady Sovereign - 'Fiddle With The Volume' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
"Vertically Challenged" EP :: Chocolate Industries :: 2005

Millimetrik - 'Contempler l'auto-destruction' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
mini-CD "Été : résultat" :: Chat Blanc Records :: cbr-010 :: 2005

Les Georges Leningrad - 'Supa Doopa' (Ghislain Poirier Mix)
CD single :: Troubleman :: 2005

Pulseprogramming - 'Off To Do Showery Snapshots' (Ghislain Poirier Mix)
"Tulsa For One Second Remix Project" CD :: Aesthetics :: AST40 :: 2005

Diverse - 'Big Game' (Ghislain Poirier Remix)
CD single :: Chocolate Industries :: CH051D :: 2004

COMPILATIONS

'Pou Ki Sa Dub' feat. Nik Myo
appearing on Required Listening 2 (Do Right) :: 2007

'Pampa Pimp'
appearing on Foggy Fairytales vol.3 (Foggy Notions) :: 2007

'Propaganda' feat. Radioinactive
appearing on Montreal Noise & Friendz (Nightlife Magazine) :: 2006

'Slow Fat'
appearing on Compilation CISM 15 ans de marge :: 2006

'Pour te réchauffer' feat. TTC and Omnikrom
appearing on Cuizinier's "Pour les Filles Volume 2" :: Disque Primeur :: 2006

'Cold as Hell' (instrumental)
appearing on Missill Mash Up :: Discograph :: 2005

'Cold as Hell' feat. Beans
appearing on Mot 2 Passe :: Soundwize :: 2005

'Close the News'
appearing on Hipothetik Disaster :: HPN 001 :: 2005

'De l'art de la fellation' (version) feat. Séba
appearing on Shockout :: SHOCK10 :: 2004

'Caresser un cercle' - 'La danse du plaisir' - 'Les enfants sont des éponges'
appearing on Bip-Hop Generation vol.7 :: BLEEP24 :: 2004

'Couvre-feu'
appearing on Hiiro de Saag Records :: SAAG002 :: 2004

'300 000 Enfants-soldats (dans le monde)'
appearing on Saturday Morning Empires :: Intr_version :: INTR008 :: 2003

'Les pyromanes n'éteignent pas les feux'
appearing on Two Point Two :: 12k :: 12k1026/LINE016:: 2003

'Désobéissance civile'
appearing on Sfeericle 10 :: Sfeericle :: 2003

'Complémentaire de bleu'
appearing on Mutek 02 :: 2002

OTHERS
Lena – 'Saint-Urbain'
(beats half-produced by Ghislain Poirier) :: appearing on The Uncertain Trail :: Sounds Around Records :: SAR19 :: 2007

Omnikrom – 'Juste Gros'
(beats produced by Ghislain Poirier) :: appearing on Trop bananes :: Saboteur :: 2007

Omnikrom – 'XXX ce soir' and 'Pour te réchauffer' feat. TTC
(beats produced by Ghislain Poirier) :: appearing on 24 Pouces glacés :: Les Disques Magifiques :: MGF-002 :: 2006

Omnikrom – 'Rivière de diamants'
(beats produced by Ghislain Poirier) :: appearing on Futurs Millionnaires Vol.1 :: Les Disques Magifiques :: MGF-001 :: 2005

DJ/rupture – 'Taqasim'
track composed with DJ/rupture :: appearing on Special Gunpowder :: Tigerbeat6 :: MEOW105 :: 2004

'Les défectuosités'
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