Pheek

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Jean-Patrice Rémillard aka Pheek, a native of Montreal, is known for his career as a live electronic musician, his label Archipel and for his audio services engineering studio. He evolves in a subtle amalgam of dub, microhouse and ambient, without ever completely falling into one style or the other. Pheek is a prolific artist: during the pandemic of 2020, he completed four albums. After several to

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Jean-Patrice Rémillard aka Pheek, a native of Montreal, is known for his career as a live electronic musician, his production talents and for his audio services engineering studio. On a daily basis, Pheek takes care of his son in the Estrie and devotes a lot of time to his audio services business. With a willingness to give back to others, he gives valuable production advice through his group Pheek’s coaching corner. Pheek is also a prolific artist: during the 2020 pandemic, he completed four albums, three of which were collaborative. A first one with Kike Mayor and Room323, a second one with Giash under the moniker Pineland and finally a third one with Ada Kaleh. Far from the hustle and bustle, he cultivates a sound maturity of his own and returns to live improvisation. Pheek draws his love for live performance from a training in experimental theatre: daring, improvising, making mistakes, going too far and then readjusting. These values that are dear to him echo the MUTEK festival, which plays an important role in his personal and artistic development, and represents an annual motivation that cannot be ignored. As a major source of inspiration and a place for networking, MUTEK plays a decisive role, as it is an event that invites artists to reinvent themselves and propose something new. Pheek is inspired by artists such as Matthew Dear, ZIP or Ricardo Villalobos, and it is this approach that allows him to refine its signature. He then evolves in a subtle amalgam of dub, microhouse and ambient, without ever completely falling into one style or the other. He discovered his sound universe very early and has always remained faithful to it. His epiphany came during an event in 1990 when he made his first live performance. His immediate success created a snowball effect, he got bookings and released his first album. In a frenzied ping-pong, he finds the inspiration for creation at the heart of his performances. Reciprocally, he feeds his live performances with his studio experiments. In this way, he develops a virtuous circle that pushes him to found his own label in 2004, Archipel. From 1998 to 2008, Pheek performs a lot and tours in Europe: at the Fabrik London, the Love Parade in Berlin, the Batofar in Paris, and in many festivals. The years 2008-09 were synonymous with changes, mainly due to a decline in the craze for minimal techno in favour of house and electronic disco music. For the sake of integrity, he swept away any compromise and did not recycle himself by going against his style and his person. These years also marked the birth of his son and naturally resulted in a calmer period. In 2015, the launch of his studio, modular synthesis and his jazz project with Bryan Highbloom allow him to explore new horizons. He was featured in MUTEK and toured briefly in the United States, Europe and Japan (Dommune). Like a good wine that improves with time, Pheek is now at the top of his art. He never hesitates to explore new avenues, to push sound research to its ultimate limits. Through his numerous and uncompromising approaches, he constructs a world that is sometimes contemplative, sometimes dancing, to which one need only surrender to experience the joys of extraordinary auditory experiences.