The Bunker presents a Musique Risquée Showcase with Stephen Beaupré, Knowing Looks, and Vincent Lemieux at Public Assembly
December 5, 2008
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.