BOOGAT is a young talented MC living in Montreal and bridging latin groove with urban and electronic music while telling everyday life stories with catchy hooks and sometimes goofy lyrics. He also can be moving like in the very evocative Cumbia De Las Luchas where Juan choose to sign-up for the army and fight in Iraq to get his green card. His most recent album, El Dorado Sunset, got him two« Félix» awards at the 2013 ADISQ for best world music album and best producer. During the last 3 years, Boogat also released 3 free mixtapes, 1 EP and many collaborations with musicians from all around the world. His song El Alto De La Paz with Mati Zundel got synched to the groundbreaking TV show Homeland.
His explosive live show will turn any situation into a party for both the latin fans and a larger audience. Boogat is skillful in creating a connection and communicating with the audience during his shows where he plays his repertoire with a percussionist, a drummer and trombone player. Boogat and his band already played some major international festivals like Montreal Jazz Fest, Toronto Small World Music Festival or Sonar Festival in Barcelona and a series of concerts in the USA, Mexico and France.
Boogat’s new album El Dorado Sunset was released on the 12th of February, and has been very well praised by the critics.
Boogat’s new album
San Cristóbal Baile Inn is Boogát’s third album, written entirely in Spanish, and revisits a more electronic sound, infused with rap and Reggaeton flavours. A danceable, uplifting and party oriented record, it stays true to the roots of Latin music, while remaining politically charged.
Boogat’s music in the new Telus ad
We can hear Boogat’s song “Wow” in the new Telus advertising campaign.
Release of Boogat’s 3rd single, Sabes Muy Bien!
Today Canadian-Mexican musician Boogát shares his song “Sabes Muy Bien”, a collaboration between Andrés Oddone and Frikstailers. This is the third single off his upcoming album, San Cristóbal Baile Inn, set for release on October 6th via Maisonnette. The track, both romantic and danceable, is an open letter to family, love, and friendship, and explores how our choices define the ways we live our lives. This single is accompanied by the beautiful artwork of Todobien Estudio, an art collective based in Mexico.
Mezcalero Feliz, Boogat’s new single!
“Mezcalero Feliz” is the second extract from Boogat’s new album. The song borrows and reworks a number of Mexican folk sayings that celebrate Mezcal, letting Mezcalero Feliz shine through its modern interpretation of a song style usually reserved for Traditional Mexican Music.
Boogat’s songs in the movie “De Père en Flic 2”
The songs “Una Cita” and “Creida” of Boogat will be in the movie “De Père en Flic 2”.
Boogat presents an EP of 4 remixes
Boogat presents an EP of 4 remixes. For these remixes, Boogat called up a few DJ and producer friends. There’s a remix by King Doudou, who Trax Magazine describes as “one of the new french rap hype producers”. The song is also remixed by mexican DJ G-Flux, who is based in Baltimore, and his version makes it hard not to move to the Cumbia Bass grooves. DJ Inko, londonian but born in Greece, makes a dancefloor rework of “Eres una bomba” adding Mumbahton and Tribal rythmics. Spain’s own DJ Caution from Madrid, mixed heavy Rap beats into the song alongside some oriental flavors.
Philippe Brault produces and arranges one track of Brown’s last EP
Philippe Brault produced and arranged the track “Should I’ve been there” of the last EP of the hip hop Quebec band Brown.
Boogat releases a new single!
“Eres una bomba” is the first extract from the campaign, which will be launching Boogat’s summer tour. This song mixes Latin music, Electronica and Dance Hall with hints of Bresilian Batucada.
Boogat’s music in the British TV series “Snatch”
Boogat’s song “Wow” is in the first episode of the British TV series “Snatch”. The new series, based on Guy Ritchie’s 2000 movie, is a whole lot of fun, a stylish heist story with an irreverent sense of humor. It features Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount, Marc Warren to name a few.
Juno: an album produced by Philippe Brault awarded
Congratulations to Laurence Nerbonne for the JUNO of “Francophone Album of the Year”. Her album XO, released in March 2016, was produced by Philippe Brault. The album Love Supreme by Koriass, co-produced by Philippe Brault, was also in nomination in the same category.
Congrats to Boogat for the Felix award
Congratulations to Boogat for the Felix award of the “Best World Music Album”, for his album “Neo-Reconquista” co-produced with Jean Massicotte. Congratulations also to Philippe Brault, two albums he produced received an award: “Tokyo” by Ingrid St-Pierre who won the Felix award of the “Best adult album” and “Love Supreme” co-produced with Koriass who won the Felix award of the “Best rap album”.
Boogat is nominated at the ADISQ
Boogat is nominated at the ADISQ’s Awards for the “Best World Music Album of the Year”. We also note the nominations of the albums “Limoilou” by Safia Nolin produced by Philippe Brault (category “Folk Album”) and “La maison du monde” by Catherine Major produced by Jean Massicotte (category “Album Adulte Contemporain”). Congratulations to Jacques Kuba Seguin too, for his album nomination in the Jazz category. Results October 27th!
Safia Nolin’s album, produced by Philippe Brault, won Félix-Leclerc Award and is nominated at Polaris Music Prize
Congratulations to Safia Nolin who received the Félix-Leclerc Award and her nomination at the Polaris Music Prize for her album “Limoilou”, produced by Philippe Brault.
Boogat’s summer tour across Canada and USA!
Boogat will be on the road all the summer across Canada and the USA. You’ll can see him in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Winnipeg and more.
CONGRATULATIONS to Boogat and Jean Massicotte for the JUNO Award “World Music Album of the Year”
Boogat’s last album “Neo-Reconquista” won this Saturday (April 2nd) the Juno Award for “World Music Album of the Year”. A big congratulations from Maisonnette to Boogat and Jean Massicotte, co-producer of this album, for this award!
Philippe Brault co-produces Koriass’ new album
Philippe Brault co-produces with Koriass his new album “Love Suprême”. It will be released on Feb 5th with a launch in Montreal at Club Soda Feb 6th.
Neo-Reconquista by Boogat nominated for a JUNO!
Congratulations to Boogat for the nomination of his latest album “Neo-Reconquista” at JUNO Awards in the ”World Music Album of the Year” category. The Ceremony will be April 2nd in Calgary.
Nomination of Philippe Brault and Jacques Kuba Seguin to the 2015 Adisq Awards!
Congratulations to Philippe Brault and Jacques Kuba Seguin for the nomination to the 2015 Adisq Awards, for “Album producer of the year” and “Sound Recording and Mixing of the year” for Philippe Brault for Salomé Leclerc’s album “27 fois l’aurore” and for “Album of the year – Jazz” for Jacques Kuba Seguin for his album “L’élévation du point de chute”. Good luck to everyone!
Philippe Brault produced the first album of Safia Nolin
Philippe Brault signs the production of Safia Nolin’s new album, releases this Sept 9th under Bonsound label. Its title “Limoilou” is inspired from the neighborhood where she grew up in Quebec city. One of the albums of the month you have to listen to!
Album release for Boogat in Mexico and USA!
Boogat is releasing today his album “Neo-Reconquista” in Mexico, under license with the label Casete. This release is celebrated with a sold-out show at El Imperial in Mexico city. The album release will follow in USA in October with a serie of shows.
Busy july for Boogat!
After Montreal Francofolies Festival, Boogat and his musicians played this Monday in Quebec (FEQ) and yesterday in Toronto. He finishes the week being number 1 in Earshot International Top 10 and one of his song will be part of the British Songlines Magazine CD compilation.
Boogat’s new album is now available!
Today, Boogat released his brand new album “Neo-Reconquista”. Featuring evocative lyrics and festive beats, the album is about people repatriating their pride and identity. Jean Massicotte produced this new album with the participation of musicians such as Heavy Soundz, Pierre Kwenders,La Yegros,Thornato, Serge Pelletier, Philippe Brault.
Album launch show tomorrow at Théâtre Fairmount in Montreal (5à7).
Boogat’s new track!
Boogat is working on his new album. Meanwhile, you can discover his new title “La Pulga” in the anniversary compilation of the Mexican Blog Cassette. http://www.cassetteblog.com/2014/11/va-especialistas-en-explosivos-cassette-blog-4to-aniversario/
Congrats to Serge Pelletier and Philippe Brault for receiving Felix awards
Congratulations to Serge Pelletier and Pawa Up First for receiving a Felix for “the Best Album-Instrumental” and to Philippe Brault for the Felix of “Best Album-Soundtrack” for “Le Chant de Sainte Carmen de la main” which he produced and arranged.
Boogat US tour
Boogat start his US (mini) Tour in early May. He will be in concert in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Wilmington and NYC. More info on www.boogat.com
Boogat MEXICO TOUR
Boogat will be touring from March 28th until April 12th, passing by Mexico DF, Metepec, Aguascalientes, Metepec, Querétaro and Oaxaca. A serie of 9 shows. Other shows are planned on May in the US (Chicago, Pittsburgh).
Philemon Cimon’s new album, co-produced by Philippe Brault, is acclaimed by critics
Released last month, the second album of Philemon Cimon, intitled “L’été” and co-produced by Philippe Brault, has really good reviews.
Viviane Audet releases her new album, produced by Philippe Brault
The new solo album of Viviane Audet, “Le couloir des ouragans”, will be availble next Tueday (Feb. the 11th). The singer worked for her second opus with the producer Philippe Brault and it is already receiving good reviews.
Launch on Tuesday, 11st Feb @Lion d’Or, 5pm.
Philippe Brault produces the new album of Émile Proulx-Cloutier.
Released today, “Aimer les monstres” is the new album of Émile Proulx-Cloutier produced by Philippe Brault.
Boogat wins “World album of the year” award at GAMIQ 2013 !
Congratulations to Boogat for winning the award of “World album of the year” for El Dorado Sunset at the Quebec Indie Music Awards.
Boogat “Sunset remixes” new free EP !
Boogat releases his new EP “Sunset Remixes”, which includes remixes from his latest album “El Dorado Sunset” and also from “Pura Vida”. He called on his international producer/dj friends to contribute to the EP: DJ GeeRaph (Mtl), Javier Estrada (Monterrey) KenLo (Mtl), Chong-X (Lima), El Hijo De La Cumbia (Buenos Aires), G-Flux (DC), Atropolis (NYC) and Poirier (Mtl). To download it : http://www.sunsetremixes.com/
ADISQ: EL DORADO SUNSET WINS 2 FELIX AWARDS and PHILIPPE BRAULT 1 FELIX !
Congratulations to Boogat for winning 2 Félix awards for his great album “El Dorado Sunset” in the categories “Best World Music Album” and “Best Record Production” with Ghislain Poirier ; and also to Philippe Brault for his Félix award as “Best Arranger” with Guido del Fabbro for the album Punkt of Pierre Lapointe!
¡ Felicidades !
BOOGAT’S NEW SINGLE NOW AVAILABLE !
”Cumbia de las luchas” (feat. Karim de Syncop) is now available with 3 versions of it – Radio edit, instrumental version and A Cappella. A polemic cover by JS Peron (design) and Mariano Franco (photography).
iTunes : http://bitly.com/185KuD0
Boogat’s new video for “Romados” – Live w/ Poirier
Check out Boogat’s brand new perfo video – Filmed and edited by Mariano Franco : www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilX4cj2H9ZM
Shot on Aug 11th @ Romados Block Party, thanks to everyone who came and share it !
”A mi me gusta Romados”
Boogat will perform on friday May 17th to celebrate the 71st anniversary of Montreal
This Friday May 17th, Boogat will celebrate the 71st anniversary of the foundation of Montréal city with many guests such as Poirier, Ariane Moffatt, Yann Perreau, Louis-Jean Cormier and Plaster in the QDSMTL !
Boogat : Watch the exclusive new video “Eres Hecha Para Mí”, on VOIR.CA
#1 on CIBL 101,5 FM charts with WOW ft Radio Radio, Boogat keeps on brightening up our days with this fresh new video directed by Mariano Franco.
The video is starring Boogat, Carlos Carrasco, the cool and complicit accordionist, and Kristin Hofmann, as the young lady kidnapped by the singer and who finally is victim of the Stockholm syndrome” Voir.ca
More info : http://voir.ca/nouvelles/actualite-musicale/2013/04/09/boogat-visionnez-en-primeur-eres-hecha-para-mi/
BOOGAT – El Dorado Sunset keeps on climbing US National Public Radio Charts !
KEXP : #1 World Music charts // # 9 Hip-Hop charts
CMJ : CMJ Hip Hop – #12 DEBUT! // CMJ World – #12 DEBUT!
Listen to Boogat’s interview by Marco Werman for PRI’s The World here:
Boogat’s new video clip “Eres hecha para mi” is shooting…
And action !! Boogat’s new video clip is shooting. The track “Eres hecha para mi” is extracted from his new album “El Dorado Sunset”, released on the 12th of February and praised by the critics.
To be continued…
Boogat – El Dorado Sunset: the critics are unanimous !
Boogat‘s new album, entitled El Dorado Sunset, has been very well received by the Press since its release on the 12th of February.
“Boogat’s 2013 release, El Dorado Sunset, is a festive and colorful celebration of multiculturalism complete with sharp-tongued lyrics. This record can move you, so saddle up and ready yourself for a storm is coming.”The Spill Magazine
“This album understands the importance of keeping things moving, and from beginning to end, each tune will get folks moving.” Exclaim
BOOGAT – El Dorado Sunset- Release Party !
Boogat will perform tonight at 7.00 pm, at la Sala Rossa, Montréal, to celebrate the release of his new album : El Dorado Sunset. See you there !
Boogat will play for M for Montréal
Boogat will perform twice for M Montréal : on thursday 15 November at L’Astral, for the special Mundial Montréal party; and on saturday 17 November he will do a showcase for the benefit party “M for Movember” at the Club Soda.
Boogat’s new album is expected for 2013
Maisonnette is taking part in the realisation of Boogat’s new album.
The multi-instrumentalist (vocal/author/composer and producer) was very busy this summer : he just got back from the US and Ontario and he is already working on his new record “El Dorado Sunset” that will be released early 2013.
Many guest are expected on this album !