Bonbon Kojak - Akpossoul - Jerico
Bonbon Kojak is the almost perfect story of a musical epic that started in Congo where Kojak was born. Enchanted by the congolese music while he was young, it is through travelling that Bonbon Kojak makes his first learnings. As a teenager, he pretends that he studied in Johannesburg where he apparently developed a specific interest for electronic african music. Studies, if they ever happened, took him to Kieve and to Montreal where he will finally undertake his debut.
It is through the very popular underground Moonshine nights that he will be discovered with his special skills to juggle with afro-electronic sounds. On top of collaborating with his collective, Bonbon Kojak has already showed his talents at Redbull Music Weekenders, Festival Nuits d’Afrique, Igloofest, Festival Juste Pour Rire and La Grosse Lanterne.
Born in Lyon, France, Akpossoul is exposed to music from a very young age. Son of DJ / radio host and brother of renowned French producer Manoo, he naturally turns himself to production and djaying early on. Influenced by 90’s hip-hop, Price is also interested in house music and starts djaying in 2010. After a few travels around the world, Akpossoul decides to land in Montréal where he starts mixing in clubs, co-hosts a weekly radio show with Esan Ellis called ASocialXperiment. In addition to being a Moonshine resident, he mixes alongside his brother Manoo for the “Oasis Wednesdays” party at Salon Daomé and often performs alongside the artists of Jojo Flores’ Gotsoul label.
Jerico is a 23-year-old Haitian-Canadian DJ, producer, and vocalist, who’s quickly being recognized as one of Montreal’s most promising young artists. From his solo productions to his memorable late-nite DJ sets at countless local ware- houses, parties, and after-hours, his commitment to forward-thinking dancefloor heaters stands out in the city’s club scene. His energy behind the decks is a welcome jolt to any party, where he’ll fearlessly blend a seemingly limitless amount of disparate styles into a cohesive dancefloor workout.
His DJ sets draw from a wide range of influences and touch on everything from Pan-African rhythms to up-to-the-minute underground club trax. His own productions are riotous affairs, where he combines these influences with his own synths, samples, and Haitian-Creole vocals to make club music that is truly personal and unique. 2019 will see the release of his third EP, Run That, a sweat-drenched cut of four emotive dancefloor flexes that draw on his memories of Kompa dancing as a kid living in the ‘burbs outside of Montreal.
When he’s not DJing or producing, Jerico also co-runs the Boccara collective. Boccara’s constant stream of guest mixes, releases, and parties have become an instant seal of approval for music fans both in and out of Montreal looking to hear something fresh.