FEATURING REWORKS BY CFCF, KID KOALA, CRi, AND FOXTROTT
DANS MA MAIN (REMIXES) EP AVAILABLE ON STREAMING PLATFORMS AUG 23
CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 27
Photo Credit: John Londono // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Following the global success of Jean-Michel Blais’ sophomore classical-electronic crossover album, Dans ma main, and accompanying stripped-down EP, eviction sessions, Blais has announced Dans ma main (remixes): a collection of his enchanting compositions reimagined by four of Montreal’s most innovative electronic producers: Grammy Award-nominated electronic producer CFCF, legendary turntablist Kid Koala, dance music upstart CRi, and electro-pop artist FOXTROTT.
“While writing Dans ma main, I remember tracing a line between modern classical and electronic music, wishing to leave those loose ends to remixers... and here we are!” explains Blais. “I asked four Montrealers, friends of mine, to come with their own vision of their favourite song, giving birth to CRi’s uplifting, major, dance-y version of 'blind', FOXTROTT’s groovy, complex, subtle take of 'dans ma main', CFCF's mystic, surreal, intricated rework of 'roses', or Kid Koala’s textured, processed, meditative perception of the same song. How humbling it is asking other artists to take control over one’s creation - I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.”
Dans ma main was recently awarded Best Classical Album at the American Association of Independent Music’s Libera Awards, this followed the album’s shortlist designation at the 2018 Polaris Music Prize where Blais performed the title track.
Blais recently expanded his repertoire into film providing the score for Matthias & Maxime, the latest film from acclaimed Québécois director Xavier Dolan. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where Blais received a special mention during Cannes Soundtrack Award ceremony, earning him a golden record award.
Dans ma main (remixes) will be available on all digital retailers on August 23rd.
Sep 27: Domaine Forget - Saint-irénée, Canada
Sep 28: Théâtre Banque Nationale - Saguenay, Canada
Oct 5: Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault - Saint-jérôme, Canada
Oct 6: Théâtre du Marais - Val-morin, Canada
Oct 11: Theatre Granada - Sherbrooke, Canada
Nov 12: Centquatre - Paris, France
Nov 16: Auditorio del Conservatorio de Música Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga - Bilbao, Spain
Nov 20: Auditório Camões - Lisboa, Portugal
Nov 22: CCCB, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
Nov 24: Círculo de Bellas Artes - Madrid, Spain
Nov 25: King’s Place - London, United Kingdom
Nov 29: Brandbau - Erpeldange-les-wiltz, Luxembourg
Nov 30: 30cc/Ticketbalie - Leuven, Belgium
Dec 1: Tivolivredenburg - Utrecht, Netherlands
Dec 3: Cultuurcentrum Hasselt - Hasselt, Belgium
Dec 4: de Spil - Roeselare, Belgium
Dec 5: Silent Green Kulturquartier - Berlin, Germany
Dec 8: Gnessin Russian Academy of Music - Moskva, Russia
Dec 10: National Library of Russia - Sanktpeterburg, Russia