Ghislain Poirier

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Ghislain Poirier
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Specializing in warm electronic music, Poirier is a prolific, creative and eclectic Canadian producer/musician/DJ active for already 20 years. Constant in his albums and performances is a desire to build bridges between different languages, communities, and cultures. His open, uninhibited musical mind means that his works bend boundaries, resulting in compositions that mix several styles and eras. Based in Montreal, he tours constantly, having delivered his brand of music and openness to people in over 30 countries worldwide and he has performed in major festivals, such as BoomTown Festival, Dour Festival, Igloofest, Big Day Out, Montreux Jazz Festival, Garorock, Sonar Festival, Nyege Nyege Festival, Piknic Electronik, Cervantino Festival, Mutek and many more. Poirier was nominated at the Junos in 2010 in the Reggae Recording category and in 2011 in the Electronic Album category. He is the winner of the ADISQ award in Québec of the Producer of the Year with producer/singer Boogat in 2013. Active in Montreal, his successful monthly dance party Qualité de Luxe since 2014 is dedicated to African and Caribbean music. Poirier is also the man behind Bounce le Gros and Karnival, parties with legendary status in Montreal nightlife history. He produced a total of 11 albums and many EPs with labels such as Wonderwheel Recordings and Ninja Tune and created a remix album of legendary Quebec songwriter Robert Charlebois. Winner of the ADISQ award of the Producer of the Year with producer/singer Boogat in 2013, Poirier also released 2016’s "Migration", an album full of reggae, electronic music, dancehall and dub. In 2017, he followed up with “Be Alright”, an EP inspired by Afro house music and featuring a collaboration with the Mozambican-Canadian singer Samito on the anthem "Sowia". In 2020, Poirier released his 11th album "Soft Power" inspired by his travels abroad and his beloved and multicultural city of Montreal. The album features tracks in portugese, spanish, creole, patois and wolof, all united by Poirier's elegant and subtle production.
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Albums

12k1016 Ghislain Poirier - Il N'y A Pas De Sud... album art Ghislain Poirier Il N'y A Pas De Sud...(CD, Album, Ltd) 12k 12k1016 US 2001 Sell This Version
INTR006 Ghislain Poirier - Sous Le Manguier album art Ghislain Poirier Sous Le Manguier(CD, Album) Intr_version Records INTR006 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CHLT 041 Ghislain Poirier - Beats As Politics album art Ghislain Poirier Beats As Politics (Album) Chocolate Industries CHLT 041 US 2003 Sell This Version
INTR 009 Ghislain Poirier - Conflits album art Ghislain Poirier Conflits(CD, Album) Intr_version Records INTR 009 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
CHLT 058 CD Ghislain Poirier - Breakupdown album art Ghislain Poirier Breakupdown (Album) Chocolate Industries CHLT 058 CD US 2005 Sell This Version
ZENCD138UK Ghislain Poirier - No Ground Under album art Ghislain Poirier No Ground Under (Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD138UK UK 2007 Sell This Version
NUPLP004 Ghislain Poirier - Migration album art Poirier* Migration (Album) Nice Up Records NUPLP004 UK 2016 Sell This Version
WONDERLP45 Ghislain Poirier - Soft Power album art Poirier* Soft Power(LP, Album, Ltd) Wonderwheel Recordings WONDERLP45 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Ghislain Poirier - Du Gratuit album art Ghislain Poirier Du Gratuit(CDr, EP) Not On Label (Ghislain Poirier Self-released) none Canada 2002 Sell This Version
none Ghislain Poirier - Comment Peut-On Acheter Des Souvenirs? album art Ghislain Poirier Comment Peut-On Acheter Des Souvenirs?(File, MP3, Single, 128) Tu M'p3 none Italy 2002
none Ghislain Poirier - Parce Que Sans Toi / Du Gratuit album art Ghislain Poirier Parce Que Sans Toi / Du Gratuit(CDr, EP) Not On Label (Ghislain Poirier Self-released) none Canada 2002 Sell This Version
none Ghislain Poirier - Le Relatif Confort Des Objets album art Ghislain Poirier Le Relatif Confort Des Objets(File, MP3, Single, 128) Tu M'p3 none Italy 2002
CHLT 053 Ghislain Poirier - Cold As Hell album art Ghislain Poirier Cold As Hell Chocolate Industries CHLT 053 US 2004 Sell This Version
SHOCK09 Ghislain Poirier - Be Strong / Dem Nuh Know Me album art Ghislain Poirier / Eight Frozen Modules Ghislain Poirier / Eight Frozen Modules - Be Strong / Dem Nuh Know Me(12") Shockout SHOCK09 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Ghislain Poirier - Instrumentals album art Ghislain Poirier Instrumentals(CDr, Mini, EP) Not On Label (Ghislain Poirier Self-released) none Canada 2004 Sell This Version
SHOCK08 Ghislain Poirier - Tribute To Tiger album art Ghislain Poirier / Drop The Lime Ghislain Poirier / Drop The Lime - Tribute To Tiger(12") Shockout SHOCK08 US 2004 Sell This Version
taxrecords 05 Ghislain Poirier - They Wanna Know album art Ghislain Poirier They Wanna Know(7") Tax Records taxrecords 05 2006 Sell This Version
BGR02 Ghislain Poirier Relaxe Minus(CDr, Mini, EP, Ltd) Bizniss Ghis Records BGR02 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
CHLT 055 Ghislain Poirier - Mic Diplomat album art Ghislain Poirier Mic Diplomat(7", Single, Ltd) Chocolate Industries CHLT 055 US 2006 Sell This Version
RR01 Ghislain Poirier - Rebondir EP album art Ghislain Poirier Rebondir EP(CD, EP) Rebondir Records RR01 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
SHOCK13 Ghislain Poirier - Dem Nah Like Me album art Ghislain Poirier Dem Nah Like Me(12") Shockout SHOCK13 US 2006 Sell This Version
SAV00203, none Ghislain Poirier - Scion A/V Remix Project: Ninja Tune & Big Dada album art Ghislain Poirier / TTC Ghislain Poirier / TTC - Scion A/V Remix Project: Ninja Tune & Big Dada (Single) Scion Audio/Visual SAV00203, none UK 2007 Sell This Version
ZENCDS204 Ghislain Poirier - Blazin album art Ghislain Poirier Blazin (Single) Ninja Tune ZENCDS204 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
ML001 Ghislain Poirier - La Ronde EP album art Ghislain Poirier La Ronde EP(12", EP) Musique Large ML001 France 2007 Sell This Version
ZENDNLS220 Ghislain Poirier - Go Ballistic album art Ghislain Poirier Feat. MC Zulu* Ghislain Poirier Feat. MC Zulu* - Go Ballistic (Maxi, Single) Ninja Tune ZENDNLS220 UK 2008 Sell This Version