Blap to the Future - The Many Mixes of Construct
If you have been even casually involved in the Canadian electronic scene , CONSTRUCT has probably been there in some capacity, whether you knew it or not. From humble roots in Halifax where he helped me ignite my career in music to playing world class events such as Osheaga, the man never EVER stops working (Trust me when I say this, we used to live together. You think you are a workaholic? you ain't shit next to this guy).
J'aime Le Dubstep being one of his most popular and well known endeavorers lasting almost 200 episodes with some heavy hitting names from all over the world, this later evolved into the now defunct High on Beats website and podcast. Both a huge influence in the Canadian electronic music scene by showcasing well known international headliners along side up-and-comers, never had I seen nor been apart of anything like this, everyone was one a level playing field. There just had to be one thing all these artists needed to share; they had to be original and talented.
Also, one of the co-founders of Halifax's Break Beat Elite in the mid-2000's, he and I along with a few others, helped not only develop our skills and DJs and Promoters by pushing one another to think outside the box and hold ourselves to a very high standard but to do the same for any artist involved. This continued when he outgrew our modest little city and moved to Montreal where he and Vilify founded Bass Drive , arguably the most influential club-nights east of Toronto. This trend continues with is involvement with Conkrete MTL and the soon to be resurrected Heads Up.
I have only mentioned his DJ and Promotion work thus far, I failed to mention that he is an accomplished graphic designer and has done countless event posters and online promo work, Future Forest and Valhalla Sound Circus to only show the tip of the iceberg. He has also done many purely artistic as well as privet and commercial projects. (remember when I said he worked more than you)
I think this philosophy of having a high level of expectations from others and most of all himself, has permeated all his work and is extremely apparent in the high quality of aforementioned projects across many mediums.
I'm lucky to call this guy one of my oldest dearest friends and brother, and ask you to take the time to look across his body of work and appreciate someone who truly loves, supports, and most of all contributes to the scene.
He will be my special guest on this months Podcast available to stream and download here on October 30th or on your Podcast App from iTunes.