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Put some spring in your step: Our Easter-weekend playlist

Many youngsters are hunting for candies and easter eggs this weekend. So, we thought Cinq à Six listeners deserve a treat too!!

We're not talking about chocolate bunnies. The treat we have for you is a special edition of the show, packed full of musical discoveries.

For this holiday weekend, we decided to go to some cultural movers and shakers in Quebec, and ask them what songs they are listening to these days.

Michelle Marek, chef at the SAT Food Lab.

Montrealers know Michelle Marek for her delicious, ever-changing menu at Food Lab. But she's also a big music fan. She rubs shoulders with a pretty hip group of former Ottawans who for a time set up shop in Berlin, including Gonzales, Peaches and Mocky. (Mocky was actually born in in Saskatchewan, though, and recently moved from Berlin to Los Angeles.) Michelle's first choice is Make you Rich by Mocky  featuring Hilary Gay and Pegasus Warning.


You didn't know you needed saxophone in your life, says Michelle, and then Destroyer came along and made you realize you DO need saxophone. This song is called Kaputt.

 Genesis by Grimes 

 

Barry McCullough, Executive Director of Morrin Centre in Quebec City

17 by Youth Lagoon

 

Purity Ring is a Montreal duo that also made our 2012 Made-in-Quebec Playlist. Now Barry put them on the spring list. This song is called Crawlersout.  

 

Alexander "Skip" Spence was born in Windsor. He played with Jefferson Airplane, and then released a (largely unsuccessful) solo album. But this song is a bit of a cult favourite among music buffs, Barry included.  

 

Author Dimitri Nasrallah

"I'm an avid  record collector with a taste for good disco, and Montreal has had a lot of it," says the author of Nico.

At the top of his list: Dancer by Gino Soccio, released in 1979.

A newer song from Dimitri, Taxi Cab is a great tune from Montreal electronic duo DKMD.

 

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