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AKAWUI

After the April 2017 MusiquePlus release of his first solo music video, "Cruz Andina", Montreal musician AKAWUI is proud to announce the launch of his first solo EP, INTERTRIBAL. A singer/songwriter of Chilean Indigenous background, whose music is best described as Latin Urban Alternative, AKAWUI is the hottest new artist to emerge in the Nuevo Latino movement. After years as a professional MMA fighter, activist and bandleader, this multi-instrumentalist/composer followed his roots back to Aboriginal music, breathing new life into the ancient rhythms of his Andean ancestors by merging a variety of multicultural genres—Cumbia, Reggeaton, Afro-Brazilian, and traditional music—with contemporary EDM and Hip-Hop. His sound is rich in percussion, carrying an electronic punch that, coupled with his lyrics, reflects the modern Urban Indigenous experience and reveals an awakened spirit with uplifting messages of pride and hope for Indigenous people worldwide. His dynamic, high-voltage performances highlight his talents both as a performer and multifaceted musician.

INTERTRIBAL was recorded at the prestigious Studio Piccolo(owned by Celine Dion's ‘front of house' mixer, Denis Savage), and produced by Latin Grammy Award-winning producer, Frank Palacios, who also wrote the arrangements. The EP of 3 original songs written by AKAWUI (vocals, Andean flutes and percussion), is two years in the making but reveals a couple of decades of experience. AKAWUI's musical education began at the age of four busking on Canadian city streets from Vancouver to Montreal with his father, Nelson Riquelme Pincheira, playing Indigenous folk music. Those experiences, combined with his deep connection to his Amerindian-Chilean heritage, inspire AKAWUI's unique musical blend. Kahnawake's First Nations drum group, RedTail Spirit Singers, are guest artists on the EP as well.





Intertribal 
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Jah Cutta

For the last 20 years, there has been a rumble in the lion's den. Finally,  Jah Cutta  has decided it's time to roar. Early successes overseas lead to his success at home in Montreal . Renowned for his ferocious live performances,  Jah Cutta  has shared the stage with some of music's greatest entertainers including  Peter Tosh, The Wailers, Gregory Issacs, Beenie Man and Buju Banton, Thievery Corporation ,Mix Master Mike and Public Enemy . With 4 records to his credit,  Jah Cutta  is getting ready to release a 6 song ep. It is a collaboration with  Piratas Urbanos  featuring  Jean Michel "Gambeat Dercourt & David Bourguignon .

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Jah Cutta & Piratas Urbanos (feat. Piratas Urbanos) 
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Floating Widget

Floating Widget was formed in 1999. They released Praises to the Riff Monolith in 2004.  Now "Praises to the Riff Monolith" is available again via Stand Productions.


Floating Widget, a stoner outfit hailing from Montreal, have created a record that from start to finish is a tribute to the early days of riff heavy stoner rock. Even the title, Praises to the Riff Monolith, conjures up religious symbolism revolving around the beauty of the riff and the stoned euphoria that it can produce.  


Every city, state, region or province in the world should have it's very own 'King of stoner Bands'. From 1999 to 2006, Floating Widget had Québec pretty much covered. With it's down-tuned heavy sound and bong-filled neurotransmitter-altering tunes, the band spearheaded  a movement and had ears ringing all over la Belle Province. Behold the title of this recording, PRAISES TO THE RIFF MONOLITH- it's just that- tight, monumental, energetic licks like solar flares into the mind. And now, after an 8 year hiatus and a personnel change, they're back! Trimmed down to a 4 piece, the line-up sees Vincent Peake (Groovy Aardvark/GrimSkunk) trade in the drum kit for more familiar bass/vocal duties.  If rich, sticky power chords, catchy progressions and riff-fests appeal to you, then steer straight the f**k into it.



Matt Demon : Drums 
Alexandre Leclerc
 : Guitar 
Vincent Peake
 : Vocals, Bass 
Stephane Vigeant
 : Guitar

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Praises to the Riff Monolith
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 Buffalo Theory MTL

BUFFALO THEORY MTL is a band of beer chugging, heavy riffing fans for the fans.

These seasoned veterans from the Canadian and Brazilian metal scenes are always ready to set the stage ablaze with their stoner / thrash infused metal for beer lovers around the world. Past experiences are a combined amount of over 1300 shows, 15 studio albums along with sharing the stage with bands such as Korn, Marilyn Manson, Testament and Suicidal Tendencies. 

The band's first EP 'Live In Studio' was released in 2010 and was later followed by their debut full length 2012's 'Heavy Ride' released via Galy Records, which was then followed by their 2014 EP "Murder Trilogy'. 

 
Now in 2016, the band returns with their third EP 'Skeptic Knight' set for release on February 26th via Stand Records.

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Mad Parish

A heavy metal behemoth on the scene since 2006, Mad Parish are known for their energetic live performances. They work hard at capturing the raw essence of big arena rock bands from the 70’s and early 80’s. Drawing inspiration from Prog Rock and the NWOBHM genre, Mad Parish are known for their triple guitar harmonies and thunderous galloping rhythms. The band prides itself on executing technically precise riffs while keeping the basic song structure simple and catchy. The many varied influences of the musicians in this band guarantee that it will never become repetitive or derivative, while firmly keeping all great rock traditions alive and well. Mad Parish have established a very solid theme in their music and lyrics incorporating elements of fantasy, science fiction as well as canadiana. With their synchronized signature stage moves you can be sure any hard rock or heavy metal fan will be jumping out of their seat to headbang the night away.

Guitars on Procession: Neuromancer Wintermute, Matt Harbour and Bob Eaglesham

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Punchline 13

PUNCHLINE 13 is a high energy pop punk band from Montreal with a touch of 50’s rock&roll sensibilities. Their punk ethic, hardworking attitude and determination are always a central part of the band. Now with Stand Records, Punchline 13 introduce their latest album “Cut the Rope”.

PUNCHLINE 13 was created as a solo project in 2001 by Sylvain Campeau, after he left the band MEN'O'STEEL (2112 records/Cargo). The song Mirror had a huge success on Canadian radio stations when it was released on the 123 Punk Volume 2 compilation put out by MusiquePlus In 2002. Numerous record labels contacted PUNCHLINE 13 wishing to hear more songs. Finally in 2013, after a ten-year hiatus, Sylvain was offered a reunion tour with his former band MEN'O'STEEL. At AMNESIA ROCKFEST, MEN'O'STEEL played in front of over 100,000 fans besides going on to the Vans Warped Tour. Sylvain got back the taste to rock and now he has… PUNCHLINE 13. PUNCHLINE 13 was a part of the Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Pouzza Fest 2014 in Montreal & the Vans Warped tour last summer (2014).

Sly Rawk (Sylvain Campeau): Lead Vocals
MD (Matt Dorion): Lead Guitar
Alexis Calvé: Guitar
Ian Sounds: Bass
Hugo Larouche: Drums
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Cut the Rope
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Los Kung Fu Monkeys

Los Kung Fu Monkeys are a ska punk band from Tijuana, Mexico. In 1997, they started operating when Bernie Leos and brothers Tarek and Hassan Limas joined their talents and forces to follow a dream called Los Kung Fu Monkeys. That same year the band recorded their first three-song demo which included songs like “Consecuencias” based on the excess of uncontrollable youth, costing them 10 dollars to record each song, and opening the doorway to being one of the top local and regional bands with such a loyal following that it caught the eye of Los Angeles-based now defunct label ONE SHOT RECORDS, who released their first album Rebuilding the World recorded in Love Juice labs in Riverside, California, U.S.A. in 2000. With the release of Rebuilding the World in 2001, they were brought to the attention of an international audience that it became the precursor and the beginning of what would be the path to endless touring throughout the world, starting their first with Union 13 (Epitaph Records) all over Mexico in 2001 with a sold out concert in Mexico City for more than 2000 people.


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Rebuilding the World
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