A couple of months ago, on the 19th of June, Canadian musician, producer and DJ Poirier released his eleventh album titled Soft Power on Wonderwheel Recordings. Anticipated by “Café Com Leite” (featuring Flavia Coelho) and “Sim Bombei” (with Samito), Soft Power is a fresh, dancy and wide-ranging chapter in Poirier’s over 20-year long career, stretching its musical boundaries even further and exploring the world from Latin America to the Mediterranean and South-East Africa to the Caribbean.
To put in a nutshell some of his old and new inspirations and musical influences, the Montréal-based artist prepared for us an exclusive mix and introduced it with these words:
“In this mix I wanted to capture the vibe of my Montréal monthly party Qualité de Luxe and also the vibe from the afro house DJ sets that I do in different clubs and when I tour abroad. All that in conversation with some of my tracks from my new album Soft Power. My music and my inspiration are heavily influenced by my city, Montréal, an open-minded place where I can evolve humanly and musically speaking. I’m really grateful for that. I also inserted an exclusive refix of my track Sowia that I did with one of the biggest Saint Lucian songs from the last couple years (Freezy – ‘Split In Di Middle‘), a DJ tool that I play a lot. Special mentions to the collaborators on my tracks featured in the mix and go check their music: FlaviaCoelho, Samito, CoralieHérard. Can’t wait to play again in front of people, so in the meantime this is the best way to share my love of music!”
Setlist: Poirier & FlaviaCoelho – Café Com Leite LuedjiLuna – Banho De Folhas (Moma+Guy Remix) FrancisBoy – Itocota feat. Sana SautiSol – Disco Matanga (Yambakhana) feat. ShoMadjozi & BlackMotion NairaMarley – Soapy OscarP – Kalunga Poirier & Samito – Sim Bombei ZeSpiritsBand – Tucheza (Esa Extended Mix) Poirier – Camera DeejayTelio – Rata Populous – House of Keta feat. Myss Keta & Kenjii McBuzzz – Bota (KingDoudou Afro Mix) Poirier & Samito – Sowia (Refix) DJP2N & DJBoyoma – Mosapi DJRenaldo & DJBoyoma – Ceinture Noire (Afrohouse 2k20) DJDoraemon – A Todos No Céu Poirier & CoralieHérard – Nou Pare
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