21July | Saturday
Le montréalais Shash’U pourrait suivre sur les traces d’autres DJ montréalais actifs sur le circuit international, comme Tiga, Jacques Greene, Lunice et Kaytranada. Alain Brunet
If Lunice won us over, Shash’U has the potential to make us melt. MTV Iggy
Shash'U is a Montreal DJ, composer and songwriter who has been active for the past ten years and has been associated with Piu Piu, the electro-beat movement, the street dance world. He is currently signed to the New York based label Fool’s Gold Records. The artist, of Haitian descent, has a long track record as a DJ and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) beat producer. Shash'U has worked in the world of Hip-Hop, Pop and Electro Acoustics with an array of international artists such as Rihanna (for whom he remixed her hit single Man Down for her Anti World Tour), A-Trak, Chromeo, Danny Brown, Sly Johnson (Saïn Supa Crew), James DiSalvio (Bran Van 3000), Radio Radio and Kaytranada. His EP and remixes available online, have earned him international recognition and invitations to some of the greatest DJ gatherings and festivals, including Boiler Room, Low End Theory, Piknik Electronic, Hit + Run and Igloofest. Shash’U describes his style as PWRFNK (Power Funk), a genre he made popular through the distinct character of his drums, the ubiquity of his bass and his melodies influenced by 70´s-80´s funk revisited with an urban / vintage-hip-hop /street beat flavour. Shash’U produced two critically acclaimed EPs (Thru Da Night and PWRFNK) with Fool’s Gold Records that were released early 2015. He is currently working on his first LP and a series of new EPs to be released during the year 2017.