5 Canadian Acts Have Been Picked For Redbull Music Academy Montreal 2016

5 Canadian Acts Have Been Picked For Redbull Music Academy Montreal 2016

Filed under: 
Trending News

For the first time since its Toronto event in 2007, the world renown Redbull Music Academy will return to Canada, specifically in Montreal, for its 2016 edition. Canadian alumni of past Red Bull Music Academy editions include LuniceSinjin HawkeAngoEkaliExeterPoirier, and HomeSick.

Not too long ago, we had created a list of tips and tricks to successfully apply, and today we are announcing those who have been picked to participate in this year's edition. 70 artists from around the world will be part of the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal from September 25 to October 28, 2016. These artists from all corners of the globe will be invited to the Academy home at Phi Centre to take part in workshops, lectures and studio sessions with some of the best in their field, and also perform at a few of the city’s most esteemed venues.

This year, over 300 Canadian artists applied, making it the greatest number of Canadian applications ever received. This included more than 60 from British Columbia, 25 from Alberta, more than 80 from Ontario, 120 from Quebec, and almost 30 from other smaller regions nation-wide.

5 Canadians have been officially picked to participate, including: Angus Tarnawsky from Vancouver, Casey MQ from Toronto, Sayge from Toronto, River Tiber also from Toronto will join the group to complete his Paris 2015 term and Marie Davidson from Montreal.

Angus Tarnawsky 

He creates nuanced and at times nihilistic instrumentals that are unsettling and discordant, minimalistic yet also widescreen. When working on his solo music, Tarnawasky plays and records on acoustic drums before processing them with an electronic rig, blurring the lines between the synthetic and the organic to create tunes that veer from delicate to distorted and apocalyptic.  

http://angustarnawsky.com/

https://www.facebook.com/angustarnawsky/

https://soundcloud.com/angustarnawsky

https://twitter.com/incontextnyc

---

SAYGE

Hidden behind multiple monikers, the Ontario-based producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist (jazz bass, drums, piano, guitar) released music as Astral, Sage’s Space Trio, and Little Ghost. We had covered (even premiered) his music back he was Little Ghost and are now awaiting his larger-than-life return as he mentioned working on new material right now. The music he plans to release under his latest stage name, Sayge, is influenced by an array of contemporary R&B and future bass, the kind of music made by artists like Kehlani and The Weeknd. There is no doubt that Sayge’s interpretation will be as singular and exciting as his previous work.

https://twitter.com/officialsayge

http://instagram.com/officialsayge/

https://soundcloud.com/officialsayge

---

CASEY MQ

The Toronto multi-instrumentalist switches between melancholic soul and neo-orchestral movements, groove-laden electronic pop and piano-based ballads dripping with sadness and drama. Beyond his solo work, Casey MQ is also in a Toronto band called Unbuttoned, and has spent time as a songwriter-in-residence at the Canadian Film Center, where he has composed original music for a number of films.

http://caseymq.com/

https://soundcloud.com/unbuttonedmusic

https://unbuttoned.bandcamp.com/

---

RIVER TIBER

The Toronto producer has been on our radar for quite some time now. We even interviewed him through iMessage when he collaborated with Pusha T and Kaytranada on some of his releases. As River Tiber, singer/beatmaker Tommy Paxton-Beesley is unafraid to push his love for R&B and hip hop production into unusual places: pitching his vocals to sound like Mariah Carey, multitracking his voice into a dozen ghost choruses, and narrowing the gap in the soul spectrum between Jodeci and Flying Lotus.

https://soundcloud.com/rivertiber

https://www.facebook.com/rivertiber

https://twitter.com/rivertiber

https://instagram.com/rivertiber/

---

MARIE DAVIDSON

The multi-talented Montreal artist blurs the lines between techno, Italo disco, synth pop, house and more. With each song, you wonder whether she’s channeled lost sessions from Giorgio Moroder or Eduard Artemyev. Often delivering her arresting, hypnotic vocals in both English and French, her atmospheric soundscapes are as meditative as they are kinetic, the kind of electronic music that can catalyze life-altering decisions. 

https://www.facebook.com/mariedavidson.official/

https://soundcloud.com/marie-davidson-1

https://mariedavidson.bandcamp.com/

---

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

redbullmusicacademy.com

rbmaradio.com

facebook.com/redbullmusicacademy

twitter.com/rbma

#RBMAMTL

@RBMA

Share this article

Comments

Content Stream

"Big Bag" is the first collaboration that VNCE CARTER , Dead Obies' producer, will release in the next year via Make It Rain Records . Watch the video above.
Fake Shark just released their new album Walking Through A Fantasy and we can't get enough of it. Written from a place of pain and isolation, the 7-track album explores the darkness of escapism and delicate space between sleep and being awake. Though filled with up-beat, danceable melodies, the...
daysormay have been captivating listeners across the globe with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops since the release of their debut EP, Talk Peace To A Wolf . Today, the group gives fans a first taste of new music, with a video for their brand-new track, "Role Model" . It went...
It takes two. Montreal artist Maryze just dropped a new single titled "Men Like You" - a collaboration between her and Vancouver-based producer and singer Ciele . It addresses sexism and sexual abuse in the music industry in particular, but serves as a message of solidarity and support to all...
After taking a few months off, Dead Obies are back with "Run Away" , the first single off their upcoming third studio album, DEAD ., to be released on February 15th, 2019 via Bonsound. Run Away is a return to our initial instincts with a more solemn perspective in the lyrics that reflects our...
Get ready to dive into this one. "Javelin Fade" is the lead single from Daniel Isaiah 's upcoming album Only One Left . The album was started in 2016 and people are saying that it's his most meticulously-crafted work to date. Just press play and you'll totally agree too. The single's semi-dark...
Meet mokina This Montreal emerging singer-songwriter has made us do a double-take on her latest single, titled "Kawaii" The synth-pop tune is eazy-breezy, cute and ear-candy to say the least. The type of song you'd listen to right when you wake up, heart and sould fluttering all the way through the...
Toronto-based duo aiwake return with their latest cut 'Palm City' - Evident as ever from aiwake 's output is the emotional and darker aspects of their production. Floating in a realm between rnb and electronica, driving rhythms on 'Palm City' carry distorted synths and delicate vocals to tell an...
Montreal artist Grandbuda just dropped a surprise EP. We've only had the chance to glimpse over this new project not too long ago and had to keep it as hugh as possible until today: Grandbuda is about to make everyone do a double-take with his latest 3-track EP titled Unavailable which you get to...
Feast your eyes on Mignot Tribe 's handmade jewelry. For generations, the Mignot family has been proudly crafting 100% handmade jewelry using the finest quality raw materials . All materials are thoughtfully collected in small quantities along their travels around the world. Calling our adventure...
Sara Diamond was a child star who sold millions of records and became quickly disenchanted with the grind and little control over her trajectory. Now at 22 Sara is releasing original music that she wrote herself, exploring the world from her own perspective without any compromises. The Montreal-...
Mouth Breather is the moniker of 23 yr-old Montreal based eclectic/alt-pop artist Owen Hooper. He's on the internet all the time and totally up to date with culture i.e. which Soundcloud rapper just got a face tattoo. He also suffers from a sense of alienation and anxiety about what life is like,...