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Lick My Deck 02: Supra Opto Cassis ep by Pheek

Pheek is back with this massive offering on minimal label Lick My Deck, and has unsurprisingly received a huge amount of support across the board, from Josh Wink all the way to Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin.

Blue Blue So Electric Blue is a masterful piece, utilising the simplest ingredients with a looping display of percussive beats and bass, while the infectious and the hypnotic Cassis, layers tripped out beats against a backdrop of pure funk.

DJ Support:
Ricardo Villalobos
Josh Wink
Magda
Loco Dice
Richie Hawtin
Troy Pierce
Sammy Dee

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Pheek Biog

Jean-Patrice Rémillard (JP) became interested in acid house in the late ’80s and raves in early ’90s, inspiring him to DJ his own radio shows in Sherbrooke, Québec. From his college years to university, he played techno, house and anything exciting to people whose ears weren’t as close to the ground.

Upon moving to Montreal in 1997 to study computer science, JP met Mateo Murphy and found they shared similar musical interests. After performing a show with Gez Varley, Mateo and JP decided to work on a live concept of their own, based on improvising beats on the fly and mixing in other synthesized sonic textures.

It was at this point that JP adopted the name of Pheek after a Richie Hawtin/Plastikman performance at Medialounge, a show that would forever change his perspective on music.

After further honing their live show together, Pheek and Mateo opened for Chain Reaction at the FCMM in 1999. They were spotted by Hautec and offered to release a 12”, marking a turning point in their fledgling careers.

The few years that followed saw proposed releases on Hybrid Structure and collaborations with Mitchell Akiyama on various projects – a creative period that proved a catalyst for JP’s later success.

The next pivotal point in Pheek’s career was meeting Éloi Brunelle and subsequently being invited to join to the Epsilonlab media collective. JP played with them since the very first night of their existence and for almost every show to follow. His first release for Epsilonlab, 2002’s Paysages Matriciels, was a critical success and was nominated for Quebec’s prestigious ADISQ music awards.

Another milestone was the label Minus who noticed Pheek’s demo and Richie Hawtin, who started playing his music along with Magda. That kind of feedback from major DJ’s made him move forward in his production. Then he got in contact with labels such as Contexterrior and Telegraph with whom he released some material.