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ARTIST
TITLE
Migration
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
NUP 004LP NUP 004LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/25/2016

Montréal-based DJ and producer Poirier has covered a lot of ground since emerging in the early 2000s, from frenetic soca and hyped-up dancehall to rootsy reggae and cinematic sounds. Previous releases on Ninja Tune and Mixpak have seen a wide array of fans come flocking to his sound. Constantly evolving and shifting, Migration is an album that draws all of it together, moving through inspirations and genres, pulling them apart, and putting them together again to fluidly build Pourier's truly distinct sound. Electronics meld with acoustic instrumentation while warm tropical sounds rub up against stark digital soundscapes, disparate sounds and styles flowing easily into each other. The album's title refers to the increasingly pertinent global issue of migration. As with any Poirier album, the guests make up as much of the sonic tapestry as anything else. Legendary NYC dancehall chatter Red Fox makes an appearance on the lively single "Jump" (NUP 024EP, 2015) (supported hugely by David Rodigan and Toddla T). Versatile producer Machinedrum teams up with Poirier and Aleisha Lee for the deep post-dancehall of "Kypoli" while long-time collaborator Face-T turns up on the futuristic dubby dancehall of "Positive Up," "Why," and "Likkle Money." MC Zulu steps up once again to bring his unmistakable energy to "Keep It Rolling" and "Universal Peace," while Haitian vocalist Fwonte supplying the summer vibes on the konpa-meets-rocksteady of "Pale Mal." Dubmatix and Riddim Wise also bring their flavors to the table, completing a truly international lineup.