We’re extremely excited to release the official trailer for The Junction, a series we’ve produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28). The first of six animated shorts premieres September 22, bringing to life Grammy winner and piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches’ first meeting at a basement jam session.

The opening episode will be followed by shorts featuring Haitian-born, Montreal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, as well as Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands.

The Junction features animation and direction from six of our favourite Canadian animators: Academy Award nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

The entire series was scored by the supremely talented sound designer and composer Luigi Allemano, an animator himself, who has worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche.

A big thank you to our friends at NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. The Junction marks Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation and we’re so proud to be a part of that. Stay tuned for the full episodes!

 

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Episode 1. Chilly Gonzales & Peaches: Ma, Can I Sing with the Band?

 

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Episode 2. A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs: Exploding Synapses

 

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Episode 3. Lunice & Ango & 247esp: Don’t Hog the Wheel

 

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Episode 4. Jessy Lanza & Jeremy Greenspan: Long Time Coming

 

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Episode 5. BadBadNotGood & Future Islands: Three Lucky Chords

 

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Episode 6. Kaytranada & River Tiber: Sample Gumbo

 

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