The Holy presents Vanish
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3
Doors: 8 PM
Show: 9 PM
18 years old +
Price in advance: $24.13 (fees included)
Price at the door: $26.09
Taxes not included
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The Montreal artist unveils his new album in a powerful immersive audiovisual performance.
Guest DJs: Skesa and The Director
Visuals by: Donutjay
With an impressive resume of larger-scale shows including Igloofest and Piknic Electronik in Montreal, as well as numerous multimedia installations with his partner FVCKRENDER in Los Angeles, Vancouver and New York City, The Holy moves to the PHI Centre in a more intimate setting to reveal his brand new album—for one night only. In an immersive audio-visual experience, The Holy will be performing in the middle of the room flooded with visual projections—encouraging guests to absorb the Montreal artist's hard-hitting energy from all angles.
Skesa and The Director, both DJs with Montreal record label Kookoo Records, will also put on an electrifying performance to complete a unique and memorable evening.
Already gathering support from some of the industry’s most respected DJ’s such as Green Velvet, David Guetta, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, Meduza and many others, Montreal native The Holy, born Olivier Lamontagne, is quickly ascending to be the city’s next biggest DJ export.
His unique avant-garde sound filled with 90’s industrial rave nostalgic undertones scored him gigs alongside acts such as Mall Grab, Franky Rizardo and Sofi Tukker early on in his time as a club DJ. Quickly turning heads in the local scene, The Holy got called upon to play festivals such as Igloofest and Piknic Electronik leading up to his first EP release, V1510N, in January 2022. The single "Never Seen Before," which features fellow Montrealer Pony’s distinctive vocal was dubbed by Defected Records' own Sam Divine as one of her favourite tracks of the year.
Last year, he established a partnership with internationally celebrated digital artist FVCKRENDER, in which he acts as sole music composer and director on their numerous artistic projects. They collaborated with staple brands such as Christies NYC, Times Magazine, Highsnobiety, Hypebeast and many more.
The Holy celebrated the release of his new song "One Time" with a concert in New York City. He followed it up by an electrifying performance at the Mural festival alongside legendary DJ A-Trak in the heart of Montreal's cultural district, setting the stage for the release of his second EP Vortex in 2022.
Constantly on the move and thriving to share the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry, The Holy is a name that's not to be forgotten.
Skesa (Téo Farley) is a Montréal-based DJ and producer whose recordings blend electronic and organic sounds. Skesa’s music has been influenced by a wide range of genres including house, techno, hip-hop and soul. Born in 1997, Teo was brought up listening to his parents’ trip-hop and jazz records, which led him to study drums and percussions during his teenage years, taking part in various jazz and hip-hop bands.
Skesa’s debut EP, Anywhere Outside, was released in spring 2019, showcasing a sound sitting at the crossroads of hip-hop and dancefloor grooves. It featured collaborations from the likes of LayFullStop, Wasiu and Eric Biddines. Since then, he has thoroughly embraced dance music with a series of singles and remixes encompassing complex percussions and textures.
His second outing, System, combined elements of house and techno into an abstract, reflective, yet tonally rich EP. The music video for World, which casts an unknown character wandering the streets of Paris, was notably featured on Madorasindahouse.
Through these various projects, Téo has established himself as one of the most exciting newcomers in the Montréal electronic music scene, opening for acts such as Kaytranada and Project Pablo as well as playing shows in venues like Newspeak and festivals such as Piknic Électronik and Future Forest. After releasing two singles on Kookoo Records in late 2022, Skesa will release his new EP Inside Out in May 2023.
After several years as a drummer in high school rock bands, it is upon his arrival in Montreal, Canada in 2018 that his love for electronic music comes to life: the discovery of house clubs and underground parties will be a real trigger. Surrounded by passionate friends, he decided to participate in the Montreal night scene by planning underground all-nighters and events in collaboration with local collectives.
Passionate about cinema above all, The Director links cinematographic and musical production concepts to give birth to a powerful music. Inspired as much by The Who as by Marvin Gaye, The Chemical Brothers or Alan Parsons Project, he tends to give back to music this "Bigger Than Life" side, a feeling missing from a current industry (too) motivated by the number of streams. Powerful in the essence of Chicago house and the French Touch, it has been several years that he digs in the archives of magazines and old forgotten forums in order to understand and create a new way of making music, adopting a sound and an energy proper to this golden age that a handful of French musicians knew. Four years later, the character The Director is born.
Between production techniques, DJ sets on vinyl, and videos filmed with a camcorder, the universe of The Director is worthy of the greatest pre-Y2K years, a universe that was noticed by Uppermost, head of the Uppwind Records label, who proposed him to release an EP in the summer of 2022; this was followed by Kookoo Records, the little brother of the legendary disco label Unidisc, with whom he released a single, as well as an EP in the summer of 2023.
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