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Who are Tiga’s favourite Canadian artists?


Red Bull writer Chris Parkin gets Montreal producer Tiga to name his favorite artists who are also fellow Canadians. Responsible for hits like "Bugatti" and "Hot in Herre," Tiga has released three studio albums and won the 2007 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year. The title track from his 2016 album "Make Me Fall in Love" is the latest composition to make waves, receiving remixes from Benny Benassi and Edu Imbernon.

This article originally appeared on Red Bull

Montreal's Tiga performs at Movement © Jeremy Deputat/Red Bull Content Pool

The Montreal-born electronic don tells us about his favourite Canadian artists.

Tiga has been at the heart of Canada's dance music scene since the early-1990s, when he started throwing parties with his friends. Twenty-five years, three albums, a cult pop hit and countless remixes later, Tiga is now one of the most well-loved operators in electronic music.

After being exposed to so much music as a DJ and remixer – his favourite sounds always tending towards the industrial 'machiney' side of things – we asked Tiga, who performs at Red Bull Music Academy Montreal on October 27, for his favourite Canadian artists. Don't expect any post-rock bands ("Is that indie?") or anything too experimental (“I have this mistrust of experimental and weird stuff”), but do expect a few surprises...

Red Bull Music Academy Montreal takes places from September 24 to October 27. Visit mtl.redbullmusicacademy.com for more information.

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is the big one, way above the rest. He’s from Montreal, like me; he’s from the same neighbourhood as me; and from a similar background. But obviously our careers and music are pretty different...

... See Tiga's full list at redbull.com/ca/en/music/stories/1331820...

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