Ariane Moffatt has had a sensational year since the release of her critically acclaimed MA album earlier this year. The Quebec-based songstress has won the favour of fans and media alike; topping the Canadian charts (#1 on iTunes, #2 Billboard), appearing on the top-rated national radio show CBC Q (twice!), having the album long-listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, and most-recently earning a nomination for ‘Anglophone Album of the Year’ at the 2012 ADISQ. With all the success for MA, it’s no surprise that Ariane’s songs have inspired a generation. Now, she has enlisted the creative direction of Montreal DJ/producer Poirier, to offer the MA Remix EP – Ariane Moffatt like you’ve never heard her before. The EP is set for release across Canada on November 6th on Audiogram Records.
Says Poirier of the collaboration, “Ariane first approached me to rework the track “Too Late,” a steel drum-heavy track she thought would resonate with my Soca and Dancehall explorations. From there, the project took on a life of its own and she asked me to take the lead on the EP, giving me carte blanche to see it through.”
Featured on the EP are Austin, TX producer Dubbel Dutch, the dark ambient trio, Plaster, Canadian producer, remixer extraordinaire Nautiluss, and fan favourites, the Toronto duo Bonjay. The EP also features a remix from Poirier and one from Ariane herself on the track “Walls of the World.”
“Ariane was very inspired by the whole process and wanted to try her hand at writing using more electronic sounds,” suggests Poirier, “the result is a cohesive, dynamic record, one which certainly compliments the original, while standing on its own as an independent recording. My mission was to do something that would attract people who may not know Ariane as an artist, while at the same time appealing to her hard core fans – giving them something deeper. We are very happy with the results.” MA Remix launched in Montreal on November 5th at 5295 Park Avenue.
MA REMIX TRACK LISTING
1. Hôtel Amour (Dubbel Dutch Remix)
2. Too Late (Poirier Remix)
3. Walls of the World (Ariane Moffatt Remix)
4. Hôtel Amour (Nautiluss Remix)
5. In Your Body (Plaster Remix)
6. L’homme dans l’automobile (Bonjay’s Dreamhall Mix)