RBMA music stars return to Montréal in photos

Robyn Fadden

Photos of Iggy Pop, Björk, Win Butler, Dev Hynes, Just Blaze, Kaytranada, Alex Tumay and more artists as you've never seen them before – and right here in Montréal – span the glossy pages of a new collaboration between global electronic music phenomenon Red Bull Music Academy and Street Dreams Mag.

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Montréal music life

All artists featured in the limited-edition magazine participated in Red Bull Music Academy Montréal, a month-long event that brought together 70 music-makers from around the world for talks, workshops, radio shows and altogether unique public performances in the fall of 2016. Not only did RBMA explore electronic music as a global phenomenon, but dove deep into Montréal's own diverse electronic scenes, from local experimental artists to live music venues.


RBMA in photos

Bolstering new electronic music as well as storied music history for 20 years now, Red Bull Music Academy paired with quarterly photography publication Street Dreams Magazine as another way to merge the global with the local. In its 66 pages the magazine brings 2016's RBMA Montréal to life: a talk with Iggy Pop at Monument National, events at the Phi Centre, late-night performances at Discoville, a listening party at the Olympic Pool, a fog-drenched drone-metal night and more.


Local celebs on the walls

Another limited edition: art show Visages. The exhibition celebrates both the new magazine and Montréal’s creative personalities, including chef Danny Smiles, DJ Poirier, designer Zébulon Perron, street artist Miss Me, photographer Celia Spenard-Ko, musicians Foxtrott, Gayance and Mozart’s Sister, POP Montreal's Dan Seligman, MUTEK's Patti Schmidt and many more – all creatively photographed by Montréal artist and fashion photographer Naskademini. Catch the show November 23-26 at café September Surf in the neighbourhood of St-Henri. Or if you can't make it to the gallery, see it all online at Red Bull Music Academy Daily starting November 20.

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden, blogger

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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