CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

Bonjour hi! I’m Clara, a visual journalism graduate diploma student at Concordia. I’m French, but did my bachelor’s degree at McGill and fell in love with Montreal, so after a 3-year hiatus, I am back for (hopefully) ever! My show is Never Techno for an Answer (sorry pun haters) – every Tuesday at 1PM, I take you on a journey to discover the latest music by international and local techno/trance/house DJs (with the occasional older song that I’m currently vibing with). If you ever come to CJLO while my show’s on, you’ll probably see me dancing in my seat ‘cause the beats are so good!


Interview with Directors of A Place of Tide and Time

A Place of Tide and Time is a documentary from directors Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque which focuses on the isolated community of The Lower North Shore in Quebec, Canada. What is different with the directors' approach is the fact that all generations living there are given a voice, as compared to only focusing on a single generation's opinion, like most contemporary works. We see the younger generation’s enthusiasm for what life has in store for them after graduating high school, with an unclear path that they try to make their own.


Heilung brings “amplified history” to life at L’Olympia - January 26, 2020

Even a glance at the lineup snaking around the block outside L’Olympia on a Sunday evening was enough to signal that something out of the ordinary was happening. Attendees waiting in anticipation of experimental folk band, Heilung. Fans arrived to the venue in full Norse-influenced historical attire – standing in the queue. I watched a parade of pelts, face paint, and bones march around me. A pair of show-goers close to me carried a massive pair of moose antlers. Clearly, this was not going to be just a concert, but an event.


The Limelight: Celebrating 17 Years On Air at CJLO 1690 AM

CJLO 1690 AM’s longest-running hip-hop show, The Limelight, is now celebrating its 17-year anniversary of being on air this February. 

Hosts Amrew Weekes, aka DJ Lady Oracle, and Jason Farrell aka J-Nice created The Limelight back in 2003. “I’m not too sure at the time that we started how many other underground hip-hop shows were happening in Montreal,” said J-Nice. “So it was just like, ‘Okay, nobody’s doing this, let’s have fun with it.” 


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

My name is Danny Aubry, I co-host the radio show At the Movies for CJLO. On our show me and my co-host Remi Caron critique films, old and new.


The Doors Live at the Club Soda: How to do a Tribute Show

Quebec’s very own Doors cover band Feast of Friends played a free show last Saturday night at the Club Soda on Saint-Laurent. The four cosplayers, dressed in leather pants and floral shirts, managed to amass a full house - with Jim-Jean-Francois-Morrison’s haunting voice drawing in all the boozers and smoochers from nearby streets.


World-Renowned DJs Nina Kraviz and Jeremy Olander Dominate at Igloofest

Montreal’s popular winterbound techno festival, appropriately titled Igloofest, occurred this past week on January 25th. Contributing writer Clara Gepner tells us a first-hand account of what events transpired and how the performers stacked up against their competition...

From the moment you walked up the stairs from the Champ-de-Mars metro station to Vieux-Montreal, you could feel the energy pulsing from the attending crowd.


Hayley Williams "Simmer" Review

“Simmer”, the first solo song from Paramore’s Hayley Williams’ solo project “Petals for Armor”, was just released on January 22nd, following a world premiere radio airplay on BBC Radio One. During a follow-up interview on the station, Williams stated that a full-length album will be released on May 8th, 2020, along with news of a tour.

The project was revealed through a series of cryptic hints taking place over the course of six months. Phrases like “I can’t breathe” and references to covering yourself in flowers were popping up on social media accounts of those close to the singer. 


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

Who am I? I’m Orin Loft of The Noisy Loft, bringing you the loudest, angriest eclectic sonic mess this side of the Décarie!
What’s my show? Loud quasi-metal & hardcore. I take a look at some nostalgic bangers from the 00’s, contemporary and the local scene as a focal point. If it’s Mosh-able, I’m game. 


The CJLO Top 100 of the Decade

We have only just dipped our toes into the opaque open waters of the 2020's. If you'd prefer to mellow in the backyard pool of the recent past for a while, here is your haven. Come, wade with us through these 100 decade-defining releases; ground yourself before taking the plunge into the fraught future.


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