Radio Radio (band)

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Radio Radio
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Radio Radio 2012
Background information
Origin Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres electro rap hip hop
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Bonsound Records
Website laradioradio.com
Members Gabriel Louis Bernard Malenfant
Jacques Alphonse Doucet
Past members Timothée Jésus Valentin Richard
Alexandre Arthur Bilodeau

Radio Radio is a Canadian electro hip-hop band formed in 2007 from Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada. The duo rap in Chiac, an English-influenced variety of Acadian French.

History[edit]

Radio Radio released their first EP entitled Télé-Télé in 2007. During their promotional tour in Montreal, they were interviewed on Christiane Charette's radio show broadcast on la Première Chaîne.

In April 2008, the band released their first full length album Cliché Hot on Bonsound Records. They received a nomination in the "Revelation of the year" (Révélation de l'année) category, at the Félix Award gala, where they also performed.

Radio Radio composed a song and produced a video for the special end-of-year presentation of Infoman, a television program hosted by Jean-René Dufort, which was broadcast on Radio-Canada.

In 2010, Radio Radio released a third album, Belmundo Regal on label Bonsound Records, which was on the short list for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.[1] They also won the Miroir Award (Prix Miroir) for Urban and Contemporary Music at the Quebec City Summer Festival (Festival d'été de Québec).[2] In January 2011, Radio Radio won The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Electro/Hip-Hop category for Belmundo Regal.[3]

In 2012, Radio Radio won best hip hop album at the ADISQ and East-Coast music awards for their third album Havre de Grace. HdG was made possible by collaborating with outside collaborators: Horace Trahan in Louisiana and Renji Condoré aka Mamoru Kobayakawa who co-wrote most of the songs on the album with Arthur Comeau aka Zander McQuigan aka Nom de Plume.

Radio Radio have played and will be seen playing in festivals such as Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, Osheaga 2008, South by Southwest 2010, the 2010 Winter Olympics, Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette and many more. The band has also played at Woodstock. In 2013, they were one of the closing acts for the Canada Day Festivities in Ottawa.

In February 2014, Radio Radio were invited musical guests on SNL Québec's (Saturday Night Live) premiere show. The show aired on February 8, 2014, with guest host Louis-José Houde.

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