CLAIRE

CLAIRE

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An afficionado of all things sonic, Claire's expression dives deep thru valleys of bass and tripped out fantasies involving drums, hypnotic melodies, and sounds from outer ... read more
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Biography


Real Name: CLAIRE KENWAY
Genre: Techno
Labels: **************, iM Electronic, Lost Land Records

An afficionado of all things sonic, Claire’s expression dives deep thru valleys of bass and tripped out fantasies involving drums, hypnotic melodies, and sounds from outer space. Her sound and presence radiate warmth and intelligence, her style drawing from the artists and labels she loves: Perlon, Nervmusic, Akiko Kiyama, Matt John, Frivolous, Robag Wruhme and Ricardo Villalobos just to name a few. She has played alongside artists like Akufen, Frivolous, Pheek, Billy Dalessandro, Tipper, Mark Farina… Weaving sounds together intuitively, she creates a feeling in her DJ sets that is at all at once playful and carefree, nostalgic and everlasting.

Currently living in Montreal, Claire is a regular feature across Canada and has played Internationally in Brazil, USA, Germany, Argentina and Japan. Career highlights include AIR Tokyo, Levitar Buenos Aires, the Evolve festival, and Montreal’s Piknic Electronik. Well-loved by Laïka, she holds a 5 year ongoing Friday night residency and in 2011 launched a series of underground ‘Blackbox’ events— a nomadic dance party that changes location every time.

As a producer, in 2012 Claire released The Dark Kiss EP on Lost Land Records to critical acclaim by Richie Hawtin, Magda, and Troy Pierce. Then, a debut Album ‘Under a Midnight Moon’ on Pheek’s record label ‘Archipel’, supported by Akufen, Tom Ellis, Nu Zau, Seph, and many more. Now in 2013: more compositions, a leap into the world of analogue, and the sculpting of her live set


Claire est une déesse de l’espace en version remastérisée. Fille d’un scientifique fou et d’une violoniste, elle est lancée dans une chasse infinie qui l’amène à amalgamer d’étranges objets lors de ses performances de musique électronique. Comme DJ, elle est connue pour son son unique et underground et son style de mixing créatif, reflétant sa nature sensuelle. Résidente au Laïka le vendredi, elle performe régulièrement dans le reste du Canada et a eu la chance de jouer aux Etats-Unis, en Allemagne et au Japon.

ORIGINAL TRACKS www.soundcloud.com/clairelabs

DJ MIXES http://www.destinedtolive.com/dj/claire/

RECORD LABEL http://www.lostlandrecords.com/clairelabs.html

www.myspace.com/clairelabs

www.laikamontreal.com

Past gigs:

2012

Friday Jan 6 – Laïka

Friday Jan 13 – Laïka

Friday Jan 20 – Laïka

Friday Jan 27 – Laïka

Feb 3, 2012 – Laïka

Feb 4, 2012 – The Purple Room – Kitchener, ON

Friday Feb 10 – Laïka

Friday Feb 17 – Laïka

Wed Feb 22 – Pechakucha @ SAT

Friday Feb 24 – 12-1pm ESTRTS.fm with Stefny and Ostrich for Archipel

Friday Feb 24 – Laïka

Friday March 2 – Laïka

Saturday March 3 – En Espagnol 1 year anniversary @ the Basement – as SWACK with Stefny Winter, alongside LA MOOSH (Alicia Hush + Zeina)

Friday March 9 – Laïka

Saturday March 11 – TBA

Friday March 16 – Laïka

Saturday March 17 – Laïka party @ SAT

Saturday March 24 – Blackbox #2

Friday March 30 – Laïka

Upcoming Gigs : Friday May 11th – Laïka

Saturday May 12th – Blackbox #3 http://www.facebook.com/events/219317791515300/

Fri May 18 – Laïka

Sat May 19 – SWACK @ RTS.fm

Friday May 25 – 24 Hours of Vinyl

Friday May 25 – Laïka

Sunday May 27 – Girls Gone Vinyl @ DEMF

Monday June 4 – Laïka

Friday June 8 – Laïka

Thurs June 14 – Salon Daome

Fri June 15 – Laïka

Fri June 22 – Laïka

Friday June 29 – Laïka

Friday July 6 – Laïka

Thursday July 12 – Blackbox #3 w Frivolous !!!

Friday July 13 – Laïka

Saturday July 14 – UnderG Vancouver

Tues July 24 – Laïka

Friday July 27 – Laïka

Friday Aug 3 – Laïka

Sunday Aug 5 – MEG Festival w Gesaffelstein @ Club Soda

Friday Aug 10 – Laïka

Thurs Aug 16 – Laika

Sat Aug 18 – Wishing Well – Outdoor :)

Thurs Aug 22 -St-Laurent Streetsale (Prince Arthur + St. Laurent)

Fri Aug 24 – Laïka Streetsale

Fri Aug 31 – Laïka

Friday Sept 7 – Laïka

Wed Sept 12 – Laïka

Fri Sept 21 – Laïka

Fri Sept 28 – Laïka

Sat Sept 29 – Early Birds, Late Comers w Maus + Mightkat

Fri Oct 5 – Laika

Fri Oct 12 – Laika

Fri Oct 19 – Laika

Fri Oct 26 – Laika

Fri Nov 9 – loft partay w/ Valentin Stip

Thursday Nov 15, D.Date, RIO DE JANIERO

Friday Dec 7 – Levitar, BUENOS AIRES

Saturday Dec 22 – Laika Montreal

2011

Friday Jan 7 – Laïka

Friday Jan 14 – Laïka

Thursday Jan 20 – Laïka

Friday Jan 21 – The Palace, Halifax

Sat Jan 22 – Upstairs Club – Sydney, Cape Breton NS

Fri Jan 28 – Laïka

Fri Feb 4 – Laïka

Thurs Feb 10 – Laïka

Fri Feb 11 – London, ON – La Lune Rouge

Sat Feb 12 – Kitchener, ON – The Purple Room

Thurs Feb 17 – Sphere AXA Montreal Festival en Lumiere

Feb 18 – Laïka

Saturday Feb 26 – Laïka – Nuit Blanche

Friday March 4th – Laïka

Friday March 11th – Laïka

Friday March 18 – Laïka

Friday March 25 – Laïka

Saturday March 26 – La SAT

Friday April 1 – Laïka

Friday April 1 – Tamuke – Japan Benefit @ SAT

Friday April 8 – Laïka

Friday April 15 – Laïka

Thursday April 21 – ///Friction @ SAT

Friday April 22 – Laïka

Friday April 29 – Hachi Club – Tokyo, JAPAN

Saturday May 7 – TechTablaFunk @ Super Deluxe – Tokyo, JAPAN

Tues May 31 – Claire @ Air – Tokyo, JAPAN

Thurs Jun 2 – Biosphere, Montreal

Monday June 6 – Laïka

Thursday June 9 – Laïka

Thursday June 16 – Laïka

Friday June 17 – Il Motore w Clara Furey + Owen Chapman

Friday June 24 – Laïka

Friday July 1 – Laïka

Sunday July 3 – Piknic Electronik

Saturday July 9 – Sapphire Club, Kelowna BC

Thursday July 21 – Laïka

July 22-24 – Evolve Festival, Nova Scotia www.evolvefestival.com

Friday July 29 – Laïka

Sat Aug 6 – Laïka

Friday Aug 12 – Laïka

Friday Aug 19 – Laïka

Friday Aug 26 – Laïka

Saturday Aug 27 @ Le Cagibi – Smoke + Sky – LIVE SET !!!!!

Thursday Sept 22 – Laïka

Sept 23/24 – Alibi Lounge – Prince Edward Island

Friday Sept 30 – LIVE SET #2 @ opening 4 Wundergarden

Friday Sept 30 – Laïka

Thursday Oct 6 – Laïka

Tuesday Oct 11 – Full Moon Party

Friday Oct 14 – Laïka

Thursday Oct 20 – Laïka

Saturday Oct 22 – Studio XX 15th Anniversary

Friday Oct 28 – Laïka

Friday Nov 4 – Laïka

Friday Nov 11 – Laïka

Friday Nov 18 – Laïka

Friday Nov 25 – Laïka

Friday Dec 2 – Laïka

Thursday Dec 8 – Michel Brisson – special holiday sale

Friday Dec 9 – Laïka

Saturday Dec 10 – Warmsound @ Armatta Gallery

Friday Dec 16 – Laïka

Sat Dec 17 – Blackbox#1 (facebook.com/blackboxmontreal)

Monday Dec 26 – Edmonton, AB – Caprica @ Yellowhead Brewery

Friday Dec 30 – Laïka

NYE – 2012 10:30-midnite DISCO + FUNK SET @ LA BANQUE PUT SOME POP IN 2012, and 1-3am MINIMAL TECHNO SET AT NYE @ El Basement

2010

Thurs Jan 7 – Laïka

Thurs Feb 4 – Laïka

Thurs Feb 18 – Laïka

Sat March 1 – Pearl w Alpha Rhythm

Thurs March 11 – Laïka

Thurs April 29 – Laïka

Thurs May 13 – Pearl w Mickey Mental + Bryan Wolf Ear

Sunday July 25 – Piknic Electronik with Noze + Zombie Disco Squad

Aug 20 – Sunseeker’s Ball, New Brunswick

Aug 21 – Charlottetown, PEI

Thurs Sept 23 – Laïka

Thurs Oct 21 – Laïka

Fri Oct 22 – La Elastica Launch w Akufen + DJEndless

Thursday Oct 28 – Salon Daome

Wed Dec 1 – Biosphere, Expo Launch, Outfits from a new Era

Thurs Dec 9 – Salon Daome w Frivolous + Mir

Fri Dec 31 – La Banque

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