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The Montreal Sessions with Yellow Noise: October 20th 2015

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On Tuesday, October 20th, Sam Lu (SierraLima) and Mel Palapuz (DJ Mango Juiiice) from Yellow Noise Magazine hosted the third episode of their Montreal sessions residency. To find out more about Yellow Noise and their mission, you can check out their bio here.

This show included Japanese future funk, experimental tracks (featuring Chinese, Tagalog, Japanese, Korean), and an electronic performance by Yao Guai Cave followed by an acoustic set. Originally Yàocavé, (aka yay-o-kah-vay), Yao Guai Cave (yao-gooey-cave) is a Montréal based electro-experimental artist. For a taste, listen to his sweet February 2015 release Fanta-C Plus. 

After a fresh mix from SierraLima with plenty of dance, electronica, and hip hop tracks, DJ Mango Juiiice played a Japanese vaporwave set before welcoming Yàocavé into the studio.

While Yàocavé was his strictly electronic musician identity, Yao Guai Cave described his current music as a mix of everything– pop, house, techno, as well as music from short film he worked on that was accepted by MIX NYC (a queer film festival).

The set opened with a vast electronic soundscape of twinkling synths and distorted cosmic sounds before dropping into a sugary pop groove with bass, beats, and vocals. The electronic music was poignant; as different vocalists sang their individual stories Yao Guai Cave crafted worlds around them, using 8bit and kalimba-esque ornaments, chimes, bass synths, and percussive grooves. Before moving into his acoustic set, the hosts discussed vaporwave aesthetics and artists with Yao Guai Cave, as well as the effects of the internet on gender and ethnic identity. Finally, the show closed with an original, intimate song performed on acoustic guitar.

Tune into CKUT 90.3 FM next Tuesday from 3-5 pm for the final instalment in The Montreal Sessions hosted by Yellow Noise!

-Cyrenah Smith


The Montreal Sessions with Yellow Noise: October 13th 2015


avatars-000059049936-w3xhan-t500x500Yesterday marked the second appearance of Yellow Noise, hosts of The Montreal Sessions for this month, and they did not disappoint! For two hours, Melanie Palapuz (DJ Mango Juiiice) and Sam Lu (SierraLima) hosted musical artists Show-Tah and Janice Ngiam, mixed their own sets, and talked about concerts and performance art hosted by Yellow Noise that are happening all over Montreal. For those still wondering, Yellow Noise is a Canadian organization aiming to bring Asian artists in the West into the spotlight, focusing on reshaping artistic and political expression and championing diversity among the Asian community.  Continue reading

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The Montreal Sessions with Yellow Noise: October 6th 2015

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This week we had Yellow Noise in our studios for The Montreal Sessions delivering some great mixes and new music. Yellow Noise is a Canadian media platform of Asian self-representation focusing on intersectionality and solidarity with other marginalized groups, which you can learn more about from their website. Sam and Mel, who are some of the main faces behind Yellow Noise, are taking the reigns of this months residency. Yesterday they had the one and only KEI-LI in the studio for an exclusive interview , and we’re stoked to hear what else they have in store (because it’s guaranteed to be great). Tune in next Tuesday form 3-5pm to catch the next session~~