Discover the Members of the 2023-24 Night Council!
The MTL 24/24 Night Council is a consultative body of Montreal’s nightlife made up of 12 citizens of Montreal who are committed to the dynamic and constructive development of its nights.
The members of the Night Council are chosen from the Montreal population for a two-year mandate and come from different sectors specific to the Montreal nightlife. The 2023-2024 cohort was nominated in February 2023 and had their first day of reflection on February 11.
Anthony Galati — Producer, DJ, and cultural programmer
Anthony has been contributing to Montreal’s nightlife for nearly 15 years in a variety of ways. He has been an international DJ, event promoter and producer (Red Bull Music Academy / PHI Centre), programming director (Never Apart), and an active participant in panel discussions on various nightlife issues (McGill University, MUTEK Montreal, CTM Festival etc.).
Camille Desrochers — Service Implementation Officer, GRIP
Camille is one of the project leaders of the new Spotlight : Droit à la fête project led by GRIP Montréal. Through this initiative, the organization aims to prevent sexual violence and discrimination, as well as to better accompany victims in the party environment. Camille is also pursuing a master’s degree in sexology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her thesis focuses on the consent of young women in the context of alcohol and cannabis consumption.
Elsa Fortant — Doctoral Canadidat in Sociomusicology, UdeM
Currently a doctoral student in digital studies and sociomusicology at INRS, Elsa previously wrote a master’s thesis entitled “Nouvelles perspectives sur la scène techno montréalaise : du populaire à l’underground, entre unité et cohabitation” (2021). Elsa is also co-founder of the non-profit organisation Médiateurs et médiatrices de la musique au Québec (MéMuQ).
Inobe Stanislaus — Care Administrator, Producer, and Nightlife Professional
Inobe embodies various aspects of the Montreal nightlife scene: from promotion to event production, from media coverage to content creation, as a frontline nightlife worker, bartender, DJ and participant.
John Hatz — Creative Director and Talent Buyer (I Love Neon, Blue Skies Turn Black, Newspeak, etc.)
John is a creative director who has been working in the Montreal nightlife scene for the past 20 years. He is the founder of I Love Neon which specializes in concert production (electronic, live bands, etc.) and numerous venues (Newspeak / Fairmount Theatre / Bar Le Ritz PDB).
Julien Lavoie — Logistics and Events Manager, Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles de Montréal
Julien has ten years of experience in several Montreal cultural organizations (Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec, Bureau des Festivals et Événements culturels de Montréal, Festival MURAL, MUTEK, etc.). He is currently responsible for hosting events and occupying the public domain within the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles.
Lola Baraldi — Coordinator of Partnerships and Digital Projects, Mutek Montréal and Co-Founder, shesaid.so Montréal
Lola is the partnerships and digital projects coordinator for the MUTEK electronic music and digital creativity festival. She is also the co-founder of the Montreal branch of shesaid.so, an independent global community of women and gender non-conforming people in the music industry. Lola was also a member of the previous Night Council cohort.
Pierre Carrere — PhD Student Researcher in Urban Studies, UQAM
Pierre is a PhD student in Urban Studies at UQAM. His current research focuses on the contemporary Montreal rave scene in its diversity of actors, communities, practices and spaces.
Salima Bouaraour — Journalist, Teacher, and Label Manager
Salima is the founder of an electronic music label (Chez.Kito.Kat records), DJ (aka SHADYA), organizer of nightlife events – AnaLoveMyLog / Tempio Nero – with D.B.Y (Samuel Ricciuti), music journalist for the Montreal cultural magazine Panm360 and teacher. She also participated in the activities of the previous Night Council.
Shermine Sawalha — Founder and Creative Director, Ctrllab, MALAHI Entertainement and Malakat Records
Shermine has set up a multitude of initiatives over the years, both in Montreal and in her native Jordan (Malahi Entertainment, Malaket Records, Ctrllab). She also participates in the research activities of Creative Footprint, an international research project that measures the impact of nightlife and cultural activities on a city.
Syana — DJ and Founder, DJTAL Studios
Syana is a young woman who has been making a name for herself in the Montreal nightlife scene for the past five years as a DJ, music producer and event organizer, but also as an MC in the ballroom scene. Syana is also behind DJTAL, a community initiative and business offering a studio and DJ classes to Montrealers.
Victor (Vicky) Bertrand-Ouellette — Founder and Creative Director, STUDIO ZX
Vicky is the founder of a queer-owned multidisciplinary creative agency (STUDIO ZX) specializing in the design of experiential stunts for the Montreal nightlife scene and in the production of immersive events.