Tonight: Certified Bananas & Ghislain Poirier

This is it, duders: the long awaited record-release party for Sprang. For once, we can save or accolades on the Certified Bananas dudes, since the fishwrap did it for us. Urrbody will be there, including the below-mentioned Ghislain Poirier; that's Enormous Room in Central Square around 10:30. Keep in mind, the last time CB played, there was a line around the block at 9:30. And mark your calendars: after a year of fitting into the Enmormous Room schedule on a whenever-we-can-do-it schedule, they've finally settled on second-Friday-of-the-month, forever and ever amen.

Philly’s Hollertronix crew or Brooklyn’s the Rub have been doing their street-accepted DJ thing for longer, but CB, educated at Brown and still based in Providence, have done more to stretch the definition of DJ blends than their predecessors. In the process, they’ve redefined what a club night can be.

“There’s a lot of other DJ teams that do that as well,” Posner says over the phone from Providence. “But we come from more popular stuff, maybe even cheesy stuff. We play it only because we like it and that’s what we’re into.” What they’re into is putting Don Omar atop a Green Day riff, or working Soul Coughing inside Dirt McGirt. This month, the two are traveling across the US in support of their first mix CD, the self-released Sprang. The tour ends with their residency at Enormous Room this Friday, May 12, with special guest and fellow beatslinger Ghislain Poirier . . .

. . . Poirier, who recently produced tracks for Lady Sovereign, says in an e-mail, “I basically decided to start my irregular monthly night ‘Bounce le Gros’ when Certified Bananas came for the first time in Montreal. It was one of the most packed crowds ever. . . . It was insane. Just insane.

“I think their main quality is they are musically flexible. They can go from a really obscure track to a huge pop track in five minutes. They sincerely love pop music and indie music with all the links in between. Also, as tag-team DJs . . . well, it’s like having two hard drives on your computer.”

DOWNLOAD: Certified Bananas, Sprang trailer (mp3)
DOWNLOAD: Joanna Newsome featuring Tego Calderon, "Bridges and Balloons" (P Nice reggaeton remix) (mp3)
DOWNLOAD: Ghislain Poirier, "Pampa Pimp" (mp3)

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