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Montreal's Poirier and Imposs Come Together for "Sak Te Gen Tan Gen La"

Canadian producer Ghislain Poirier collaborates with all kinds of vocalists, but Haitian-Canadian rapper Imposs is taking him to a new extreme of jump-up music. The duo just dropped the first single from their upcoming collaboration, and their sound evokes images of Carnaval, the raucous festival it was designed for. Have a listen to the track here.

Left: Poirier. Right: Imposs. Photo credits: Poirier/MySpace, Imposs/Preste

While Poirier experimented with every beat genre you can think of during his early success as a Montreal party and Club DJ, the last few years have seen him embracing an island sound, and his new MC partner is a clear choice for this project. Imposs is one of Quebec’s most notable MCs. His group Muzion has been around since the 90s and has nurtured French-Canadian hip hop as the genre grew from mimicry of American styles to a movement of its own. Imposs has also appeared on tracks with Wyclef Jean.

“Sak Te Gen Tan Gen La” has that upbeat Caribbean feel to it, and I’m wondering if the rest of this duo’s music will continue in this direction, or if they will ever revert back to their first love, rhymes over a boom bap beat. I’m hoping to hear a little of both.

Hear what Poirier has been up to lately.

Poirier – Soca Palms Mix

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F4824319 Soca Palms Mix by Poirier


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January 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

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