La Nuit Des Mille Et Une Nuits
2915, rue Ontario Est
Montreal, Quebec H2K 1X7
Friday, December 31, 2010
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
21 & Over
- KEN J
- MIKE MCCARTHY
- JIMMY STRIP
- ALEX DRAYM
Louise Gauvreau a.k.a Maüs was raised by jazz and disco music-freaks. She is the queen of mashed potatoes and once dreamed to be Barry White's wife. She was also acclaimed world-wide in URB (The Next 100 - 2001), CODA, Mixer, XLR8R and Wax magazines for crossing lines, breaking through categories and defying expectations.
Back in 1997, under the moniker of Mouse Factory, Louise started to organize events in Montreal, inviting local and international talent with the simple intention of sharing and playing the sound she fell for. In 1999, she had already opened for David Bowie, Moby, St-Germain and Rony Size. In 2000, her eloquently mixed debut CD Intersections (Haute Couture Records, 2000), featuring artists such as Omni Trio, Amon Tobin, Plug and Tee Bee, clearly demonstrated many crossroads of the D&B movement. Establishing Maüs as a substantial contributor to the scene, Intersections earned her an honourable ranking on URB Magazine's NEXT 100 List and left a strong impression to the worldwide press. The Intersections tour included Barcelona’s Sonar Festival, Les Francofolies de Larochelle, MEG Festival, Paris (Batofar), Lisbon (Lux), London, Prague and Budapest.
In 2001, she was commissioned to mix the compilation for Montreal's annual Cream Festival, Cream CD3 (YUL Records) further showcasing her now predominant minimal-tech and tech-house sound. Her signature is groovy with a sensual but firm touch. Paradoxical, she loves cerebral music that makes you move and deconstructed rythms with a funky and often darkette attitude.
From July 02 till December 06, Maüs held a residency in the main room of Montreal’s internationally known afterhours, Aria. Playing alongside giants such as Booka Shade, Trentemöller, Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, James Holden, Green Velvet or Adam Freeland, she tag teamed an unforgettable set with Loco Dice last summer summer 2006.
“A petite young lady with a surprising force, Maüs took over and gave the crowd what they had been waiting for. From ethereal soul tracks to slightly twisted sounds, her energetic presence behind the decks carried through Aria’s speakers stacks in a way that I haven’t heard for quite some time” - Chad Eccleston, Xpander Magazine / Green Velvet and DJ Maus @ Aria afterhours, Montreal.
Today, Maüs continues to charm international audiences with her dynamic approach to electronic dance music. She travels her country and plays regularly in Europe and Dominican Republic. She’s also co-heading microzoo, an ever-growing company that focuses on producing small but high quality minimal-techno events. microzoo invited artists such as Berkson & What (Poker Flat), My My (Playhouse, Ge), (Playhouse), 3 Channels (Trenton, Crosstown Rebels, Channels…) and Pig & Dan (Cocoon, Spain).
While dabbling in music production since 2003, she remixed legendary new/cold-wave formation Trisomie 21 in 2004. Her remix of the songThe Sweet Running Over (Happy Mystery Child, Le Maquis) appears on the triple CD project, The Man is a Mix alongside The Hacker, David Carretta and Jack de Marseille. You can hear her voice on most of her work and some collaborations including Leo Cruz’s Disco Musique (Saboteur Musique) and Blanali’s Victim (Techsound records, Colombia) which is available on Beatport.com. She is currently working on a remix for Montreal producer Miguel Graça. Maus’ first live set was heard at Montreal's Intl Jazz Festival in 2005 with ex Voivod bass player, Gilles Brisebois. On March 7th 2008, she was invited to headline renowned “Nocturnes” at Montreal’s Contemporary Museum (MACM) as a live act. The crowd’s reaction was so positive that Maus is now convinced to push further in the live direction