October 18th, 2009

Battre la Recherche

Hot off the heels of a couple gigs in Sao Paolo, and en route to rock CMJ in NYC next week, le gran Poirier touches down in Boston this Monday to share his latest concoctions with the Beat Research massif.

I never quite know what to expect from Ghis. First time I heard him play, it was Dizzee Rascal over broken, bumping beats; these days it’s more often uptempo Caribbeanish dance hammers. But beyond the relatively focused EPs he’s released recently (one devoted to soca, the other to dancehall), his stuff can really range. I’m particularly partial to the tracks that make like cinderblocks wrapped in rubberbands. (Like the one I played in my radio set for the Masala boyz. [mp3 excerpt])

It’s a treat to be able to host the likes of the mighty Poirier from time to time at our modest Monday night. If you’re inna the area, come help us pretend summer didn’t end — never mind autumn.

          Beat Research w/ special guest, Poirier :: Monday, Oct 19 ::
          Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge ::
          9pm-1am :: free


  • 1. lily  |  October 18th, 2009 at 10:00 pm


  • 2. dsub  |  October 18th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    really stoked about this. really well written post, btw.

  • 3. Max Pearl  |  October 18th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    This will be awesome!! Considering pulling a stupid and coming in from WuMass just for the occasion.

    big ups once again Wayne.

  • 4. Geof  |  October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    A couple years ago, I went to Bounce le Gros in MTL (Ghis’ monthly party). One of the best parties I’ve ever been to. People were there to DANCE!


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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