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"Quills - Dreamcatcher EP"

"QUILLS seems to have hit the marker with “Dreamcatcher”, where he delivers stark yet well-rounded observations that will only mature with age like the finest Scotch" - Artbeat Montreal

"Quills stands guard for the craft of rap"

"The introspective, eloquent and uncompromising rapper" - CultMTL - Oct 3rd, 2013 print issue

"Artbeat w/ TTT, BUeLLER, Quills & Bongiovanni"

son approche […] rend son album charge d'emotions - Music Is My Sanctuary


Storytelling style...soulful energy - Montreal In Fashion

"Who Is Montreal's Quills"

This guy is far from amateur hour - Indecentxposure.com

"Quills - Dreamcatcher"

Quills [...] takes an introspective approach to his bars, exhibiting a tense, boisterous flow - DJBooth.net

"Quills - Reflections"

Quills is no newbie to the game - Artbeat Montreal

"Dreamcatcher - Quills"

Quills is one those artists that have managed to slip by everyone until now. And man, I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am that people discovered him.

Hailing from Quebec City, Quills is hilariously an owner of a cafe. While I’m sure he makes a damn fine barista, Quills’ real talent is when he is behind the mic. With a mix of his unusual voice and the beats he chooses, Quills is an artist to be on the look out for. - Town2city


"Reflections" - Single - 09.04.2012
"Dreamcatcher" - Single - 11.06.2013
"Dreamcatcher" - EP - 29.10.2013



"Before reaping the rewards of summer's sunlight, the moon guides you through the palace of winter's bitterness..."

Quills is a ghost. Defining the often-enigmatic emcee is not a particularly easy task. Compare it to taking a photograph of the most beautiful landscape you've ever seen, only to be disappointed by its outcome as you realize you were trying to capture more than what translates into print.

A solo Hiphop artist from Canada, Quills is the embodiment of lyricism and storytelling. Born David Sabourin, and raised in Montreal, he came of age in Winnipeg's cold heart before returning from exile to reclaim Montreal as his kingdom. Cursed by the absolute need to create, and blessed by that very same virtue; "Dreamcatcher" is his manifesto, spawned from the purest place in his soul.

This truth in words - an eight chapter short story - is coupled with some of Canada's premiere talent. Including collaborations with producers Fresh Kils (Mad Dukes, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, The Extremities), Muneshine (Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, D-Sisive), DJ Manifest (Muzion, Koriass) and more; "Dreamcatcher" reads as an eerie war story of a soldier visualizing the battlefield.


Even prior to any publicly released sounds, Quills has received some impressive nods for a debut artist; being awarded the "EP/Commercially released single" grant from FACTOR Canada for the "Dreamcatcher" EP as well as a "Viral video" grant from MuchFACT for its title track and introductory single.

Doug Bohay, artist management for Last Gang Entertainment, attests that Quills "has crafted a fierce and honest debut, that beams with quality production, vocal execution and refreshingly inspiring lyrics."

Having being billed throughout 2013 for a host of live performances, including acclaimed festivals such as Le Festival MEG, Under Pressure, and POP Montreal, the future appears to be promising. Welcome to the awakening...