HOOPALAï is composed by Lebaron & Pfreud, two Canadian artists from Montreal.Back in the 90’s in Montreal, François Lebaron, originally a rave promoter, young label owner and dj was weekly shopping at DNA Records (Tiga’s very own record store) whereFrédéric Laurier was store co-manager and music curator as well as an established Canadian dj named Pfreud. A dj resident at Sona. The 1st large scale afterhours in North-America. In 2000,Lebaron offered Pfreud to release a mixed compilation on his new label Trigger Recording which was under license with the Warner Music Canada Co. Strategic Marketing Division. in 2001, the 1st release on Trigger/Warner called ‘’A Yachting Love Story’’ by Pfreud was released featuring songs by Underworld, Stacey Pullen, Dr.Rockit(Herbert), Si Begg, Mateo Murphy and John Selway just to name a few. Since their first collaboration, everything fell into place, a friendship was born and they started producing music together. In 2002 Lebaron released on Trigger/Warner an album with Swedish trickster Håkan Lidbo named ‘’fishingindeeparea’’ which lead him tobecome a key figure of the Canadian electronic Music industry and to share the stage with M.a.n.d.y., Wolf + Lamb, No Regular Play, Dj Tennis, Dj Sneak, Brett Johnson, Morgan Geist, Alexi Delano, Oscar G, Subb-An, Popof, Chaim, Voices Of Black, Mark Farina, Felix Da Housecat, and Dj T. Lebaron is also the co-founder of AIM Festival and the label Victims Music Company. In 2015, after thousands of hours of studio fun explorations together and many shows as Lebaron & Pfreud, the project HOOPALAï emerged naturally. Their first release as Hoopalaï came out on Imagine Records in 2015 and received good reviews and was charted by Felix Da Housecat in his Crosstown Rebelstop 10 chart. Hoopalaï performed alongside Bob Moses Live, Weval, Dj Three, Julia Gover, H.O.S.H, Aphrohead / Felix Da Housecat, Wolf + Lamb, John Acquaviva and Gene Farris just to name a few.