Claire & Alicia HushCA/QC
Claire & Alicia HushCA/QC
Her ancestors came to Canada from the frozen Arctic and the mountains of Transylvania. That was over a hundred years ago, though Claire Kenway inherited their nomadic spirit, zigzagging her way across Canada before landing in Montréal where she now lives. Music has been a part of her forever, as she grew up to the sounds of her mother’s violin performances and studied a variety of instruments: violin (of course!), voice, bass guitar and a little jazz piano. A bit of a gear junkie, Kenway has a small but mighty arsenal of synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, and drum machines. Something just flows when those machines come alive and as such, she has several EPs on vinyl and has released on labels Conceptual, Monoclap, Hushlamb, Archipel and more.
Ontario-born, Montréal-based producer Alicia Hush catching ears and hearts with a diverse array of expression and energy. Her sound and vibe, the very embodiment of a life lived creating, dancing to and inspired by music. Her raison d’être, to be moved by music and to do the same for others. Her live performance, an energized bouncy affair that stimulates both brain and body. A sweet and subtle absurdity giving way to a bad ass barrage of heavy basslines, silly vocals and crispy crunchy sounds that that have us grooving, wooooting, laughing and moving, taking us from the deep dark to the silly and carefree. 2014 marked the launch of Hush’s new label; the Hushlamb Label Project which she runs out of Montréal with Sarah Lamb.
Claire & Alicia Hush CA/QC — Planete Lush
Longtime friends and aficionados of the micro-house movement, they have a shared sensibility for bouncy basslines, and feel the most free expressing themselves fully and honestly as pilots of a dancefloor. For 2021, just for fun, why not try a live improvised collaboration - blending Alicia Hush’s instinctive four-to-the floor drum programming with Claire’s penchant for synthesizers and mysterious melodies, together they take you to Planet Lush!
Montréal-based producer Claire Kenway, also known as Clairelabs, Little Cloud and one half of duo SWACK. Ontario born, Montreal based producer Alicia Hush.
Claire: Goodnight Moon Records, Conceptual, Archipel, Loob Label, Monoclap
Alicia Hush: Hushlamb, Cynosure, Drifted
Claire: Univers Parallele (2017), I See Danger In Your Eyes / Assholes Of The Future (2017)
Alicia Hush: Dilly Dally (2019), Vervet Underground (2017)
Alicia Hush and Claire Kenway have been sharing more than just dance moves, playing at parties in and around Montreal, in Europe, and even in the desert of Mexico.