Electronic Producer ANOMALIE Recruits Vinolinist BAD SNACKS On the Fluttering New Single “Hummingbird”

March 25, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Hot off the heels of his collaborative new single with R&B star Masego, the shape-shifting Montreal electronic producer Nicolas Dupuis aka Anomalie, shares another joint effort in the form of “Hummingbird” with the like-minded electronic producer & violinist Jesse Hanson aka Bad Snacks. Together, the two artists showcase their virtuoso tendencies as they engage in shimmering melodic conversations, intertwining piano lines and violin runs. Listen to “Hummingbird” on all digital retailers (here).

Nicolas Dupuis and Bad Snacks elaborate on their relationship and working together.

Nicolas explains, “I first met Bad Snacks when she opened for our west coast dates on our 2019 North American tour – I was blown away by her production and performance chops… and the way she incorporated several violin layers to give the impression of a full-on strings section. With this track, Hummingbird, I was looking for that type of sound and she just brought the vibe of the track to another level!”

Bad Snacks shared, “As a longtime fan of Anomalie’s, being able to collaborate on this was such an honor and a blast. It’s not very often that I get to hand over my strings to somebody who’s ear that I trust so much, and his vision and soundscapes are SO fun to play with and create within. Love this track and I hope that the lightheartedness of the vibe is relayed to whoever listens to it. :)”

“Hummingbird” continues an emerging trend where Anomalie recruits friends and fellow contemporaries to contribute to his songs, ever-expanding his sonic reach. It joins Memory Leaves,” Come Running To Me,” Bond,” and Dribble,” which will all appear on his highly anticipated full-length release. Galerie is due out April 29th via Nettwerk, followed by the Galerie World Tour, which kicks off in Dallas, TX, at the Deep Ellum Art Company on May 18th. Find the complete list of dates below!

Listen & Share “Hummingbird” Here:

Nicolas Dupuis is never far from home. As Anomalie, the shape-shifting production project he unveiled in 2016, Dupuis has channeled his musical upbringing (his mother, a piano teacher; his father, a host on Radio-Canada), formal schooling, and stage-seasoned chops into two companion EPs — Metropole and Metropole II — the Chromeo collaboration Bend the Rules, and now his long-form debut, Galerie.

The Metropole series, released in 2017 and 2018, was the story of a city — Dupuis’ native Montreal, where he still resides — visiting familiar landmarks, cosmopolitan rhythms, and well-worn streets. By early 2020, Dupuis’ love letters to home had taken him around the world and back, powering two sold-out tours spanning North America (Red Rocks Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Electric Forest), Europe, and Asia — plus, a social audience now into the millions, and earned endorsements from contemporaries like Charlie Puth, Snarky Puppy, and others. On-stage, Dupuis honed an astute balance of electronic production, progressive jazz harmonics, and hip-hop rhythms with a four-piece group, reinventing genres known for their slippery, expansive definitions.

But by mid-2020, the world had changed. Those sold-out shows? Replaced by next-door neighbors. Dupuis and his girlfriend decided to settle into their own space in Montreal, buying their first home, with a designated personal studio where Dupuis could re-discover his momentum. As lockdowns began to recede from view, Dupuis returned to the studio ready to channel his prismatic influences into Galerie.

The result is a delirious genre fusion inspired by D’Angelo, J. Dilla, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds, Herbie Hancock’s Sunlight, and Robert Glasper’s Black Radio. You might call it Cubist, with each song revealing a new side, depth, or angle in Dupuis’ sound. Together, these tracks aren’t just an exhibition; they’re a resounding thesis, a road map tracing how consonant styles overlap and interact. By reinvigorating jazz harmony, Dupuis is slyly driving broader audiences to discover or renew their love for the foundational components in today’s voices.


New & Notable – Bandcamp Daily

“Here’s a dose of psychedelic jazz we didn’t realize was missing… showcasing Anomalie’s lovely piano improvisation.” –CBC Music

“Nico Dupuis has always had subtle jazz elements to his soulful approach, building a catalogue that touches on sub-zero climes…” CLASH

“The year is looking bright for Montreal electronic producer Nicolas Dupuis, known worldwide as Anomalie…a multi-faceted artist, Dupuis’s style combines cutting-edge electronic production, jazz and classical harmonies, and virtuoso keyboard skills.” – COMPLEX

“With Masego’s vocals floating over Anomalie’s skilled production, the song emphasizes the darker side of being a working musician in the industry.” –E! Online

“…fascinating new track…” –Jazziz Magazine

“In a massive collide of classical, jazz, and funk the listener gets a thrilling taste of Dupuis’s musical world, filled to the brim with musical anomalies.” – Ones to Watch

“He combines bouncing, funky keys and jazzy productions in a dreamy way that’s immediately recognizable as Anomalie.” – This Song is Sick

Download Single Art Here​​​​


MAY 18          Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company

MAY 19          Austin, TX @ Antone’s

MAY 21          Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

MAY 23          Washington, D.C. @ Union Stage

MAY 25          Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

MAY 26          Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere

MAY 27          Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda

MAY 28          Toronto, ONT @ Opera House

JUN 1             Detroit, MI @ El Club

JUN 2             Columbus, OH @ Skully’s

JUN 3             Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

JUN 4             Minneapolis, MN @ The Loft at Skyway Theatre

JUN 7             St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

JUN 8             Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

JUN 10           Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

JUN 11           Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell

JUN 14           Seattle, WA @ Neumos

JUN 16           San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

JUN 17           Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

JUN 18           Phoenix, AZ @ Shady Park

JUL 7              Berlin, DE @ Gretchen

JUL 9              Paris, FR @ New Morning

JUL 13           London, UK @ Village Underground

JUL 19           Prague, CZ @ Futurum Music Bar

JUL 22           Copenhagen, DK @ DR Concert House, Studio 2

JUL 23           Stockholm, SW @ Fasching