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CMD

CMD is a Montreal-based music producer, DJ, and radio host whose DJ sets and live performances fuse synth-laden aesthetics of acid, techno, electro and house music.

CMD has released a series of EPs on Canadian and international labels, including Social Factory Reset (Fixed Rhythms 2021), Haptic Controls (Jacktone 2018), and Wild Light (Perfect Location 2018). She has performed at several of Montreal’s iconic electronic music events, such as MUTEK, Piknic Electronik, Igloofest, as well as in many underground clubs and parties. CMD has been billed alongside a diverse range of international acts including Ben Klock, Plaid, Lauren Flax and Robert Hood.

She has performed at events across Canada and in the US, such as the Shaker Mountain Music Fest in Massachusetts, and Drumsong in Philadelphia. In her 2019 regional tour of West Coast cities she performed live sets at Open System (Seattle), The Odd Ones (Vancouver) and Kosmetik (San Francisco). Her DJ mixes have been featured on international platforms such as Hypnotic Groove, Surface Tension and Berlin Community Radio. CMD is the host of CKUT 90.3 FM (Montreal)’s long-running program Modular Systems which airs every other Sunday afternoon and features new music, guest appearances and interviews.

For booking and other inquiries: cyan at traktion.com

 

Press

Review of Social Factory Reset in 5 Magazine #196

“These tracks aren’t just mentally or emotionally engrossing but physically as well, rolling with dark grooves, serpentine basslines, and surly acid anaerobic exercises” – Terry Matthew

MIXED BY/ CMD, interview by Gabriel Vigliensoni and mix for Bolting Bits, January 2022

CMD au festival MUTEK: de radio et de distorsion spatiotemporelle, interview by Philippe Renaud for Le Devoir

CMD Six Picks Never Apart Magazine No.39

Review of Haptic Controls in 5 Magazine #165

“it feels more personal, like a live PA with an array of machines that are guided by human hands rather than a jukebox that spits them out; a performance taking place in front of you with a human touch that is often unattainable (and sometimes unwanted) in electronic music” – Terry Matthew

Review of Wild Light by Mes enceintes font défaut SL.026

“Il est aisé de s’y perdre et de s’y abandonner entièrement. La judicieuse utilisation de synthétiseurs contribue grandement à la perte de nos points de repère, c’est une spirale dans laquelle nous voudrions nous égarer pendant de nombreuses heures” – William

Warriors Talk – CMD

FACT mixes of the Week 2017-01-27 – Jacktone Radio #80

Femmecult interview + mix

MUTEK MONTRÉAL 2015: international veterans & techno revisionists, Decoder Magazine

 

Releases

Social Factory Reset, Fixed Rhythms (2021)
Precarious Pursuit, bandcamp (2021)
Haptic Controls, Jacktone (2018)
Wild Light, Perfect Location (2018)
Wavecraft, Low Noise Productions (2017)
lycan disco, Jacktone (2017)
va – Warrior Loves, Sound Warrior (2017)
osc.jamz, bandcamp (2017)
Ice Daggers, basic_sounds (2015)
Elementals, Fur Trade Recordings (2014)
Memory Junction, bandcamp (2013)

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