Biography

“The essence of Moonshine came out of parties we used to throw in our kitchens,” recalls Kwenders. “We felt like we couldn’t go out and find what we had cooked up in that kitchen. It’s one of the reasons we started Moonshine: to share that with more people who felt just like us, and who didn’t have access to such sounds or vibes.”

Almost six years from its inception, the niche that Moonshine Collective has carved out in Montréal’s nightlife milieu has grown into a global phenomenon. Spanning continents to enrich the local and international music scene, Moonshine has grown from its ever popular all-night, Afro-futuristic, bass-heavy, electro-funk, moonlit parties. Introducing the third volume to the acclaimed mixtape series, SMS FOR LOCATION, Vol. 3, is a curated auditory sensation that will permeate and seep through your limbs. With stylings and sounds that mimic that of what you would hear at the coveted Moonshine parties, this installment of the mixtape series reached into the past, present and future of Moonshine collaborators and artists. As true to its core, expect genre-defying tracks, eclectic rhythms, and hypnotizing melodies that will transform every speaker, headphone or living room into a feverish, hedonistic and transcendent experience of a Moonshine signature event.

Pics & Art

Highlights

  • Select press cuts : Vogue, Fader, Nova, FIP, Mixmag FranceThe Guardian (Win Butler’s cultural highlights), Resident AdvisorComplex, Fader, Pitchfork, CBCRedbullVice QuébecTRAX, Thump (VICE), Nataal, Office, Noisey (VICE), Exclaim!Okay AfricaMontreal Times, La Presse, Le Devoir, Exclaim!Huffington Post
  • Radio spins : KEXP, BBC6, NTS, CBC, France Inter, Radio Nova, Redbull Radio, Radar Radio, Rinse France, Ici Musique, Sirius, Radios Campus, etc.
  • Notable performances : 60+ self-produced Moonshine in Montreal and special editions in Los Angeles, NYC, Santiago and Paris since 2014, as well as performances at Dour Festival (2019), Festival 3LF (2019), Nancy Jazz Pulsations (2019), MAMA Festival (Paris, 2019), Festival Rockomotives (2019), SXSW 2018 & 2019 (Austin), Toronto Pride 2019 (main stage, opening event), Na Surra x Moonshine (Lisboa, Portugal), Nuits Zébrées Radio Nova (Mains d’Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, décembre 2018), Nova Mix Club (décembre 2018), MURAL Festival 2019 (Montreal, opening event main stage) Bars en Trans 2018, CMW 2018 (Toronto), Papi Juice (BK, Aug 2019), (Rail Up (Los Angeles, CA), RBMA Montreal Weekender 2017, Igloofest 2017, Boiler Room Off Camera Montreal 2018, Osheaga Festival 2016 & 2017, AIM Festival (QC, July 2017), Festival Puchuncahuin (Santiago, Chile), Les Nuits MNBAQ (Québec, QC, June 2017), C2MTL (May 2017 and 2018), Toronto All-Star Week-End 2016, Montreal en Lumière Nuit Blanche 2017 (Centre Phi), Piknik Electronik 2016 (Closing Event, Oct 2016), Nocturnes du MAC (Biennale, Montreal, QC, Nov 2016), Toronto Pride 2016, Dômesicle (SAT, Montreal, QC, 2016) and more.

Contacts

Press - USA

Ben Friedlander
Motormouth Media
ben@motormouthmedia.com

Press - EU

Clara Dhilly
KuratedBy
clara@kuratedby.be

Press - Canada

Marie-Ange Zibi
Zibi PR
marieange@zibipr.com

Booking & Mgmt - EU

Olivier Leidgens
KuratedBy
oli@moonshine.mu

Booking - France

Benoît Haran
Allo Floride
benoit@allofloridegroup.com

Management

Hervé Kalongo
Moonshine
herve@moonshine.mu

Label & Publishing

Félix Brochier
Moonshine
felix@moonshine.mu