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Doubleheader starts with a jam session between Arthur Comeau (ex Radio Radio, aka Nom de Plume) and Jean Massicotte (Patrick Watson, Jean Leloup, Lhasa, Arthur H and Alejandra Ribera amongst others). A first song, the infectious cajun-rap spacefunk Trumpet , comes out of that session... along with a want to do more. Not so easy when you live 1000 clicks apart. But they find a way.
During the next session in Clare, Nova Scotia, they write about 15 tracks in 3 days, more than enough to get the machine really started. In the spirit of artists such as Tyler the Creator, Anderson .Paak, Gorillaz, they love having singers and rappers contribute to their songs. These guests, mostly from Montreal, add their flare, fire and thunder to the tracks by going to the mic and improvise in their favorite language (Portuguese, Malian, Chadian, Acadian, French, Japanese, English). Their vocals are then edited and often mashed with Arthur and Jean’s secret weapons to create a flavourful musical object.
On their debut album Sim Wall, the duo’s beatmaking and creative soundtwisting are brought to the next level by the stellar vocal performances of several cream-of-the-crop Canadian artists, including Dominique Fils-Aimé (Juno 2020 - Vocal Jazz Album), AfrotroniX (AFRIMA 2019 - Best African Act in Diaspora, Best African Electro), Djely Tapa (Juno 2020 - World Music Album), Samito, as well as up-and-coming artists EIHDZ, Quenton Hatfield and Maya Kuroki (TEKE TEKE). The featured artists add flare, fire and mystery to the duo’s beats to create unexpected flavors: Acadjon space funk, Malian reggaeton, Japanese trance, and much more!
Slim Wall is only the beginning for the beatmaking duo. Their quest for new combinations of musical and vocal styles continues as they are already working on new genre-melding material.