Van Horne Sessions, or VHS for short, are live music videos produced in the Montreal Mile End's legendary NOMAD studios, and curated by Couteau Music House. Van Horne is the original home base of such bands as Arcade Fire or Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Consequently, NOMAD hosted such secret shows as Patrick Watson, Dear Criminals, or Barr Brothers to name very few. Coupled with Couteau’s vast connections in Canada’s independent music scene, NOMAD’s award winning filmmaker and Moment Factory founder, Jason Rodi, lends a cinematic vision to every performance.
Ragers have always been somewhat of a mystery, since popping out of the darkness in late 2014. With 4 releases in as many years, Ragers have become an important cog in Montreal’s musical scene. Cumulating acclaim from The Fader, Complex and XXL Magazine, the band won over the scene with their eclectic mix of hip-hop and live instruments. They consistently present a mutating showcase of new boundaries in urban electronic music.
Following up from the success of their LP ‘Raw Footage’ which saw the band earn widespread international play listing on Spotify’s New Music Fridays, Fresh Finds, and the embracing of both satellite and college radio, their three latest singles “ZAC”, “Cheetah” and “Billy Ocean” keep on proving that Ragers are on the rise, with a prolific and professional output. Party hip hop, on point flow, and the band’s trademark catchy hooks & melodies are on full display here. They are currently working on their upcoming album.