Hicky & Kalo and their label Plaisirs Sonores Records invite Cid Inc for two days, two showcases, in two cities. The veteran and the young pair will play together in Vancouver and Montreal on January 20th and January 21st, 2023.
Hicky & Kalo and Cid Inc share a small repertoire of work together. Cid Inc made his debut on Plaisirs Sonores Records last year with a great remix of ‘Neopar’ he did for Petar Dundov, accompanied by another remix of the track by Hicky & Kalo.
The duo also released an EP on Cid Inc‘s label, Replug, in 2020 called ‘Eyes Of Truth’.
You can obtain your tickets for both showcases HERE.
Plaisirs Sonores Showcase in Vancouver – January 20th, 2023
Hicky & Kalo
Plaisirs Sonores Showcase in Montreal – January 21st, 2023
Hicky & Kalo
Location: Stereo Montreal
An uncompromising passion for contemporary, cutting-edge sound is what Cid Inc brings to electronic music. Swedish producer Henri aka Cid Inc began his journey into music production in the early 1990s. Based in his home of Sweden for a time but eventually relocating to Finland, Cid Inc always had an affinity for cutting-edge electronics. It’s a fervor that eventually led him to electronic dance music and more specifically house and techno. When asked about his beginnings in electronic music Henri notes “It was an incredibly inspiring time for me, the passion for hearing something unique and fresh got me totally hooked and I couldn’t wait to test out the newest tracks in my upcoming gigs”. A regular behind the decks around the world, Henri’s passion for DJing soon carried over into the studio.
Drawn to more experimental sounds at the time, Henri’s early studio ventures were that of breakbeats, techno, and abstract electronica. Slowly these early experiments were forged into more club-oriented constructions which Henri soon began road testing in his DJ sets each week. It was the Swedish producer’s dedication to perfection that led him to eventually study sound engineering from 2001-2004. This proved to be an important step in Henri’s evolution as an electronic music producer, as he is now highly regarded as a sound engineer by all his industry contemporaries. His mastering prowess is sought after by some of the most widely respected producers and labels. Christian Smith, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Pig & Dan, Hope Recordings, Lost & Found, microCastle, Octopus Recordings, Sudbeat, Transmit Recordings and Tronic are just a small selection of the many artists and labels that swear by Henri’s mastering expertise.
As the aforementioned electro club sound quickly became passé Henri felt that the musical integrity of his first project was no longer relevant. Never one to be constrained to a certain frame of time or sound, Henri then set out on a new solo studio venture. He created the Cid Inc moniker in 2008 and essentially changed the landscape of what progressive music was regarded as at the time. It was such a unique sound that was coming out of Cid Inc’s studio at the inception of the project. A crunchy, electric-sounding hybrid of house and techno that was fresh and inspiring.
Henri quickly built the Cid Inc moniker into one of the largest, most loved and in demand names in the new landscape of progressive house. In this rapidly changing genre, the next 10 years saw Cid Inc with a number of notable achievements including appearances on Anjunadeep, Lost & Found, microCastle, Natura Sonoris and Sudbeat. He was also chosen as one of the best artists in progressive house by Beatport. It was a prestigious achievement and one, which he shared with Guy J, Charlie May and Henry Saiz.
Cid Inc’s knack for creating fresh, hypnotic grooves has never wavered and he has continued to reap the success of his studio dedication with now countless Beatport #1 Must Hear Records of week and a long line of chart success. In addition to being an extremely in-demand remixer, Cid Inc’s own original productions have been reworked by an impressive list of industry A-listers including Guy J, Henry Saiz, Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile, Jamie Stevens, King Unique, Microtrauma, Nick Muir and Petar Dundov.
Cid Inc has always featured a wide array of electronic music talents in his DJ sets. The Swedish producer is on a never-ending search for the freshest sounds and most promising up-and-coming talent. This passion ultimately led to the creation of the Replug Records imprint in 2009. The label would not only become a place for Henri to feature some of the best up-and-coming talents, but also an outlet for some of his own productions and those of his electronic music contemporaries. Since its inception, Replug has showcased cutting-edge sounds from both up-and-coming and renowned artists such as Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile, Khen, Nick Muir, Dmitry Molosh, Hicky & Kalo, and several other highly respected producers and artists.
The art of producing something uniquely special in favor of a more volume-based approach is a trend that has plagued electronic music in recent years. Cid Inc however has never been resigned to that philosophy. As a true craftsman, Henri has always looked to compose something that is not only profoundly memorable but deeply moving as well. It is this drive for excellence that makes each of Cid Inc’s impending studio creations met with much anticipation.
Cid Inc’s music is already deep in the hearts of many electronic music fans, but with his fortitude and eternal lust for perfection, there is no telling how far his unique talents will reach.
Hicky & Kalo are a DJ and Producer duo born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Both classical musically trained and both having a diploma in electronic music from the University Of Montreal, they have gone on to craft a stellar reputation for their inimitable edge, commitment to the scene, and penchant for deep melodic grooves. The young pair, residents of the famous (((Stereo Montreal))) club and founders of budding imprint records label Plaisirs Sonores Records, are now firmly placed among the vanguard in dictating the new sound of the underground melodic scene worldwide.
Their label Plaisirs Sonores Records host music from great artists like Rodriguez Jr, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Soul Button, Budakid, Seth Schwarz, Sahar Z and more. This Vancouver showcase is the first event of the imprint outside of the home city of Montreal.