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Elite Session with Fred Everything
Elite Session with Fred Everything (Lazydays/OM Records/Buzzinfly)
Comprehensive music production workshop with interactive Q&A
Watch the complete video recap for FREE here.
• Look into Fred’s workflow using Logic Studio Pro and Ableton Live
• Breakdown of an original, remix and live edit
• Live drum programming with Native Instruments “Maschine”
• Life as a world touring artist and an insight into the music business
“One of my favorite deep house producers.” – Ben Watt (Buzzin’ Fly)
“One of the best house djs on the planet.” – Ralph Lawson (20:20 Vision)
“House Music is always fresh when Fred Everything is at the controls.” – XLR8R
“It’s unquestionably the best house album of the year.” – iDJ Magazine
“This album not only plays like an encyclopedia of Dance music but also deserves to be a definite contender in your top ten albums of the year.” – M8
“Fred Everything’s album is quite possibly the most enjoyable hour of four-to-the-floor house I’ve heard for a very long time.” – DJ Magazine
Fred Everything is considered a key player in the world of House Music. With over 150 releases and counting, The Canadian producer shows no sign of stopping.
Born in Hull (Québec) and raised in Québec City, Fred Everything, born Frédéric Blais, started DJing in the early 90′s and releasing records in the mid 90s. He used to be known as just “Everything” because his live sets would range from Techno to House, Ambient and even Drum & Bass. He was touring his live show in Raves and Clubs, armed with his TR-909 and SH-101, which landed him an opening spot for a then up and coming DJ from the UK, Sasha. In 1995, a first visit to San Francisco opened his mind up to a whole new sound influenced by both East Coast and West Coast as well as the new sounds coming out of England. Later that year, he moved to Montreal to work at Inbeat Records,the headquarter for all Montreal DJs, which landed him some key residencies in some of the best clubs in town. Soon after, he started releasing records on some of his favorite labels Domestic and European, catching the attention of DJ’s and Press worldwide. With a healthy release and touring schedule, he was considered the first Montreal House artist to make it abroad which landed him a front cover and feature article in Air Canada’s En Route inflight magazine. He also won the “Best Electronic Artist of the Year” at the Montreal MIMI’s award (2003).
In 1997, after signing to DIY Records,he travelled to the UK for a tour, playing alongside people like Basement Jaxx, DIY and Ralph Lawson. His set during In The City Conference at the Sub Club in Glasgow, was rated Best Set Of The Conference by DJ Magazine. After a few successful EP and remixes on 20:20 Vision, label boss, Ralph Lawson offered him a multiple album deal. Fred moved to London in 1999 to finish his first album “Under The Sun” and tour Europe and the UK. The album was received as a breath of fresh air by the press worldwide and established Fred Everything as a name to watch. The album was also licensed to Virgin in Europe and Tiga’s Turbo Records for North America. Ralph Lawson quoted him to be “One of the best house dj on the planet.” which helped him land spots in some the UK’s best clubs like Fabric, Back to Basics, Ministry Of Sound, Cream, Lazy Dog and the list goes on. His follow up album, “Light Of Day” was cited as the best House album of the year by iDJ magazine in the UK. It featured collaborations with Joseph Malik, Karl the Voice, New MasterSounds, Roy Davis and DJ Heather.
While remaining on 20:20 Vision, his production and remixes landed on a variety of labels around the world including Freerange, Soma, Om Records, Bombay, Shaboom, Compost, Stereo Deluxe, Dessous, Buzzin Fly, Strictly Rhythm, Defected, Toolroom and many more. His busy remix schedule allowed him to work his magic on artists like Mood 2 Swing, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter, Kings of Tomorrow, Robert Owens,Switch, Kaskade, Corrine Bailey Ray,Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets) ,Curtis Mayfield. Miguel Migs, DJ Champion and the list goes on. Not to mention his series of sought after “Secret” Remixes for the likes of Yello, Missy Elliot, Erykah Badhu, Outkast and MIA. Everything’s productions have appeared on over 100 compilations worldwide by such various artists as Danny Tennaglia, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, H-Foundation and Miguel Migs on labels like Defected, Ministry of Sound, NRK, Universal and countless Ibiza compilations. You probably also heard his music or seen his video for the song “Revolution” on many MTV shows. His music was also featured in Virgin America, Air Canada and British Airways inflight entertainments.