My latest obsession: Champion

Holy smokes! I’m sweating just listening to Champion‘s new disc, Resistance. I saw DJ Champion and his band the G-Strings a few years ago when they played a show in Edmonton. I remember my clothes being sopping wet (a mixture of my sweat and others’ sweat) and dancing the entire show. The next day, my legs felt as though they’d been plowed by a semi.

Resistance is quite different from Champion’s 2004 debut album Chill ‘Em All. According to his press release, Champion (also known as Maxime Morin) scrapped an entire album because it resembled his previous album too much. He opted to take a different approach, and wound up with Resistance. It’s a bit more rock-infused, with gritty carnal vocals adding an exhilarating dose of adrenaline to his already punch-happy electronic beats.

This is the first studio album Champion’s released since his debut, and man is it a gem. Four years jamming with his four-piece, guitar-driven band and  fellow Montreal vocalist Pilou has really paid off.

Resistance was released on September 15 on Saboteur Musique.

Above is the video for the album’s single “Alive Again.” I’ve also posted the track below.

One Response to “My latest obsession: Champion”
  1. Chmapion is such a rad dood. I have an interview with him coming up on ye old blog in moments.

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