Founded in 2003 by Marc Leclair (Akufen), Vincent Lemieux, Scott
Monteith (Deadbeat) & Stephen Beaupré, Musique Risquée is a
crunchy and burlesque alternative to classic house and techno.
We met all four of the founders in 2005 when The Bunker did a
Mini-Mutek party on both floors of Tonic. With their incredible
taste in music, amazing sense of humor, and hunger for late night
party antics, we quickly discovered that each fo them was, as we
like to say around The Bunker, "one of us". Since then, we've had
many great parties in NYC featuring artists from the label.
Tonight we present a special showcase, with the Risquée crew
taking over the entire night. Stephen Beaupré first came to our
attention as one half of the Crakhaus duo with Deadbeat. He has
since established himself as a solo artist, and several tracks
from his debut album in 2006 were frequently heard on The Bunker
dancefloor. Knowing Looks is one of the newest artists on the
label. We first heard of him when Akufen dropped his
then-unreleased track at Luna Lounge and it completely
annihilated the place. His debut EP on Risquée really turned
some heads, and we expect big things from him in the future.
Label founder Vincent Lemieux is one of our favorite DJs in the
world. Dude has absolutely no concern about trends, and rocks
the dancefloor every time with his unique taste in dance music,
drawing heavily on his huge collection of classic records. Every
Risquée event we've ever thrown at the Bunker has been extremely
memorable, and tonight should be no different.