Underground house and techno for the kind of discerning dance-music-lovers you would normally find riding a tandem through Burning Man Festival, handing out bindis at DC10 or grinning ear-to-ear at BPM in Mexico; SXM is a boutique festival taking place for five sunshiney days on St Martin. Sort of Ibiza vibes in the Caribbean, only the beaches are even better, the drinks cheaper, and there’s a whole summer’s worth of DJs packed into one short, spectacular burst. After taking a year out in 2018 for the island to recover from Hurricane Irma, SXM Festival is back for 2019, bigger and better than before. The line-up includes the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Axel Coman and Apollonia.SXM is a reflection of moments I have lived by being at the right place at the right time. I started raving in 1995. It was a very active time in the electronic music scene in Montreal. There were multiple “after-hours” venues: Playground, Stereo, Sona, Red Light to name a few. There were raves of 5K and more people every weekend. Montreal was on fire back then. In 1997, I picked up turntables and spent much time in the studio and that continues to be my passion. This was a natural evolution of total immersion in the industry. I went to Ibiza often since 2001, went to the WMC since 2002, did BPM from year one, discovered Tulum in 2008. Was fortunate enough to be at the jungle party SACBE in 2010. Was also present for the sunrise with Lee Burridge on the Robot Heart bus in 2011, did ADE a couple years and witnessed the tight production of Timewarp. I’ve tried to reproduce humbly some of those legendary times and share them with as many people on my favorite destination in the world: St-Martin.