Monday, November 30, 2009
La SPAG/Bain Mathieu
2915 Ontario E.
Built in 1931, La Spag/Bain Mathieu is hardly a new space, but it has achieved talk-of-the-town status based on its gradual transformation into a multifaceted event space over the last two years. This is literally an old pool, complete with original ceramic floors and walls, a dome roof, an integrated sound system, and a standing bar around the pool. With a capacity of around 600, patrons congregate either on the floor of the pool, or enjoy the spectacle poolside. This versatile space has been used for everything from fashion shows, video shoots, DJ events and TV and film locations to corporate parties, dance performances, concerts, art exhibitions, seminars and bar mitzvahs. It’s an intimate and unique space that is definitely artist-friendly, and able to accommodate just about anything.
Born in the northern Venice of Eastern Europe, Saint Petersburg, where he studied classical music. In 1991 moved to Canada. A natural since his early teens, Sputnik began spinning for friends at private parties, and was soon moving the dance floors of Montreal's underground. Since 1997, he played the best of trance and house music in raves and clubs with already then known DJs like the Liberators or Christopher Lawrence. In 1999 got his first Fridays and Saturdays residency downtown Montreal. In 2000, he started getting exposure in Toronto in clubs like Activ8, Sugar, Static, Phantom and Luxor. In 2002, he mixed at the legendary SONA afterhours in Montreal. Then came a very memorable trip to the glamorous club Zeppelin located in the heart of Moscow. His 2003 kicked-off at Apocalypse, an annual event at the Maurice Richard Arena. Later that year performed with Cosmic Gate at the Gravity afterhours. In 2004, he rocked the dance floor of Circus afterhours, a Montreal favorite by Robbie Rivera, Danny Tenaglia, Tiga, Eric Morillo and Tiësto. From 2005, he has been a resident at the annual event Zima Project at the Guvernment (Toronto). In 2006 before moving to Europe, he opened up for Nadia-Ali, the beautiful voice behind Iio - Rapture. In Paris he span at clubs: Qin (Champs Elysées), La Villa and Plaza Madleine. In Geneva, VIP club Krystal. He is now back in North America to share his emotions.