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I’ll be DJing for 2 hours next Tuesday Aug8 on CKUT 90.3FM 15h-17h MTL / 1-3pm MDT. Put it in yo calendars and listen at work. http://ift.tt/2waTWd9 I’ve purposely not been DJing as much this summer, so I’ve got an amazing backlog of tunes in my crate that have been waiting to get some butt-wiggling. […]Read More
Someone asked a question about how to plan a DJ set on a forum, so I’m pasting my response here. The attached photo is one of the first pictures of me DJing back when I had just started out. Although before grainy MP3s, it was still taken in a lossy format with a 1.2 megapixel camera or some shite. haha — How I plan a DJ set. I come from an evolutionary biology background, where we are all insane about methods and systems for classifying minute differences. As a result, I’ve always been very specific about genres and their relationships, but since music interbreeds so much it was more suitable to use a web 2.0 technique to classify music. I use iTunes (still) because a reasonably convenient alternative hasn’t shown up for me (and I’m used to it). To plan a set I always think of the time, location and mood at which it will be played. Then I create a playlist of 3-4x the actual timeslot’s worth of musical material. This is chosen based around a theme that develops from picking a few keystone songs, and their neighbours, or good bridges between those themes/styles. It also generally reflects new stuff that I’ve been buying. I never plan beyond the first 3 tracks (which I do only because I need to adjust to the monitors, room sound, previous DJs unplugging from the mixer, etc) The key to my method is how I organize everything so that it can be searched and recalled quickly. Explained here: http://ift.tt/1nqocvD When I have my whole traktor library with me, it’s easy to play for hours without planning ahead because I can rapidly find the exact song I’m thinking of (but cannot remember the name) or a quick subset of songs that are likely to fit with what’s presently going. Combined with the Preparation crate for pulling out records to work towards over the course of a few songs, and it’s a great workflow. Mind you, the last set I played I decided to scrap within the first tune on the dancefloor. It was prepared as chill dub techno for a morning set, but I had a decent-sized floor that I gave another round of solid dancing. I just ad-libbed on CDJs from the various folders of stuff I had on the USB keys I’d brought with me. DJing is about a relationship with people and that moment in time, and often spontaneous can be the perfect thing to do. Have fun, play around. There’s no wrong way to do it. The mark of a good DJ is good taste and the willingness to forge their own style. There’s plenty of same-y DJs out there, the world doesn’t really want more.
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I’m ecstatic to announce that I will be playing at this year’s MUTEK Montréal August 25th. This has been a dream of mine for a long time. The musical community of Montreal has had a strong influence on me since 2004, and I’m honoured to be included in this world-class festival which continues to inspire […]Read More
Free early show this Friday at the Société des arts technologiques [SAT]. I play at 9:45pm gonna throw down some warehouse-garage-dubtechno-breakbeat-industrial, Pocaille starts if you roll in after your 5à7 but Jan Pienkowski (Artist Page) has played great sets every year at this event, so it’s worth sticking around. With VJ shout outs to my co-winner in 2015 Myriam Boucher and Joseph Lefevre
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I’m back in Montréal, keeping a low radio profile, working on some productions but primarily some other big projects. I don’t expect to be DJing as much this season as those gain momentum. Full details over on my blog/homepage. I do have a lil gig for a friend’s art show at the end of the […]Read More
Modern history of a movement just begun. Our roots in Canada have soul. Have you got someone in your scene who talks about ‘back in the day’? Pass this along, it’d be amazing to see cross-pollination interviews or connecting projects across the country. 🙂 via Forage http://ift.tt/2gn1ZfyRead More
I wanted to have a third release this year, so I will put up two tech house tracks I’ve made that do well on the dancefloor as a free/donate EP. Redoing the mixdowns this week, so here’s a little preview into how it was made. via Forage http://ift.tt/2g5jKQtRead More
Remember this one? A dark funky minimal techno mix I did for Future Montreal – Record Label podcast series back in 2014. I’m just listening to it now amidst a deep fog and rather enjoying it as a working background. I hope that you’re having a great week. http://ift.tt/2erlGGL via Forage http://ift.tt/2erlGGLRead More
I posted that ambient piano minimalism piece that everyone liked on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUiN3h9KvgsRead More
An oldie but goldie mix. Deep soulful jazzy house. A common favourite to those who do have it. I recorded this back in 2011 at a fancy lil chalet event, but for some reason never posted it outside of a few personal shares. But now it’s up! https://www.mixcloud.com/1nfinitezer0/dj-forage-savoir/ [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/1nfinitezer0/dj-forage-savoir/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 autoplay=1] Also, […]Read More
The upcoming EP on North Of Nowhere Records is just getting its final touches. Here’s an artifacted teaser of the cover art concept. We’ve got architect Shanie JB working on a sculptural geometry that is installed and photographed in Montréal. I want to make a high resolution of this art available somehow. Stay tuned.
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New track! For a remix competition of techno legend Ken Ishii for Different is Different Records. It’s a slow burning forest techno progression with many rattling percussions, insect noises and growls. If you would like and comment on the track it may increase my chances to win some gear. http://ift.tt/1WXsNEt via Forage http://ift.tt/1WXsNEtRead More
I’m really active on the twitters lately, if you want to hear about environmental issues, mathematical art, techno production and YT playlists you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/1nfinitezer0 If you don’t want twitter but would like a summary of my top posts both blog and social media, I’m thinking about doing a quarterly email newsletter […]Read More
I had a lot of fun on this challenging project. We made it to the 5 finalists which you can see here. The theme was oral histories (tales) and so our project was focused around large cones in the public space to interact with. The sound concept was to record chunks of voices and transform […]Read More
New DJ mix up! Funky rolling warehouse techno, lots of percussive elements, with a bit of jack and minimal, but mostly focused on tunes that are sure to elicit a head-nodding. http://ift.tt/1oFdam6 This mix was a custom endeavour for Asha (a close friend & new DJ) as part of the crowd-funding rewards for my album. I spent longer than normal putting it together, and hopefully that shows. The next mix in that series is also something special, and a bit of a departure from any mix I’ve done before.
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It’s almost out, out, out! I’ve been excitedly waiting to tell you all about this! January 12th. North Of Nowhere Records artists remixing the already solid EP from Vincent Svenson (who you may be able to figure out whom it is now). 1-Vincent Svenson remixes his own into a funky techno monster: 2-Quest comes in […]Read More
I’m very excited to be tag-teaming with Asha again tomorrow. Her energy behind the decks is infectious, our styles complimentary, and we have a lot of fun. http://ift.tt/1OWeqMc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvRw0r0dM7Q via Forage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvRw0r0dM7QRead More
Drone, Postrock, Ambient, Minimalist piano DJ mix. 2hrs, free DL. Recorded live for a North Of Nowhere Records private soiree (amazing music all night). This is under the 1nfinite zer0 alias, which is my alternate side that stays with dreamy, chill and uplifting stuff. I know I’ve currently got some branding confusion with the two […]Read More
If we can reach 2000 followers on soundcloud, I will release a free download this an unreleased dancey minimal tech house track I’ve been sitting on with excitement. I should really shop it out to labels before making it so public, but whatever. I hope it will bring happiness wherever. 1950/2000. bless your day. http://ift.tt/1PHNRIh
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Deux choix de mes crates/playlists pour le weekend. Takaaki Itoh for dark rolling techno rhythms Saturday (Blizzarts), and Sunday (Piknic) Stenny & Andrea for detroit-y dreamy techno house garage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uR0LJ_m6rY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v5HhB8CHbs http://ift.tt/1IoaIUy http://ift.tt/1W0mr5d
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So pumped to open my first piknic this weekend. 😀 Come early for some sunny weird deep chill summer techno house electro eclectic… hard to know what to play until the mood is there 😉 http://ift.tt/1W0mr5d If you wanna see my darker techno side, we’re throwing an event Saturday @ Blizzarts for North Of Nowhere […]Read More
ORP Solstice is up there as one of my favourite festivals. An amazing balance of so many things. I’m really happy to have been able to contribute. Here’s my Friday overnight (sat sunrise) from Hive and its field. Future garage, wonky, indietronica, bassline, dub techno, house… http://ift.tt/1BHWZdP via Forage http://ift.tt/1BHWZdPRead More
The Bruleurs de Montreal took over the Gazebo line-up yesterday, and much fun was had. Asha and I played our first collaborative set, likely more to come. It was her first set in front of a crowd ever, and she started with a bang!! The selection was her in control. I was supporting adding loops, […]Read More
http://ift.tt/1EAvVxl I’ve been a bit of a grumpy-pants about partying lately, but the event we threw last weekend was amaaaazing. The entire process of working hard with friends and being challenged but successful is so invigorating. I was enforced to sit down and supervise during clean up because I wouldn’t stop doing stuff, haha. Anyways, […]Read More
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My album comes out tomorrow! 3/14/15 Pi Day! Get it as pay-what-you-want on http://ift.tt/1Ccp6jv Or, if you still want a CD copy, the crowd-funding campaign is open until March 22nd. I’m headed North for the weekend to try and squeeze some last snow activities in, but if you donate today before 16h EST (2pm MST) I’ll be able to get you the advance download immediately. http://ift.tt/1BduqnS Thanks again, so much, to everyone who has donated. It feels amazing to have so many friends believe in me and support this achievement. I was nervous about releasing it into the wild, but I’ve had some amazing feedback about it: conceptual, hifi, moving, artistic, dancey, captivating… More than I expected for something I think is a rather modest beginning. Thank you so so much. Giant Hugs <3 Picture is from the collections of Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
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Onwards to victory!! 90% funded! If you were waiting to see if the higher quality CDs were going to be made, it’s now official. Two weeks in and the response has been amazing. 15 000 people have seen my links & posts through facebook, and I’ve not even pushed as hard as I ought to. More audio previews forthcoming! http://ift.tt/1JrldMu
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