I satisfied Fred in 1992 on my very first DJ job in Quebec City. We ended up being good friends as well as I have actually been a follower of his songs since. I still bear in mind the satisfaction I really felt when I placed the needles on his initial document in 1995 so I made a decision to assemble a mix to commemorate 25 years of songs in 25 tracks.
This mix is neither sequential neither a “Best Of”, It’s instead a collection of my very own individual favourites of Originals, Remixes, Collaborations, Bootlegs that have actually noted my music trip with the years in a discography that extends over 2 as well as fifty percent years as well as over 250 launches.
I wish you will certainly discover as much happiness as I did finding or discovering the lots of state of minds as well as lots of tones of Fred Whatever.
I took a seat with Fred to play him my mix as well as recollect a little regarding the occasions, areas as well as conferences that resulted in the presence of those tracks.
Many Thanks for Whatever, Fred.
1. Fred Whatever task Surge Ashen– Locate Your Means [20:20 Vision] UK 2004
From my 2nd cd, Daylight including Surge Ashen from Ottawa that likewise sang on the title track. This set showcases a somewhat extra electro impact, composed soon after Right here (Currently) launched as a b-side of the solitary Over You which appeared a year prior to the cd.
2. Fred Whatever– Transformation [20:20 Vision] UK 1999
Among my largest “hits” from my initial cd Imaginable on 20: 20 Vision which was likewise accredited by Turbo for The United States And Canada. Tiga had a suggestion to do a video clip for it, which was shot in a field in Westmount. It includes myself on vocals, with a Talk Box. I was utilizing an Atari at the time with no sound so I utilized to need to example every expression as well as often words as well as series it after.
3. Random Element– Broken Mirror (Fred Whatever Dub) [20:20 Vision] UK * Brique Rouge 2002
My initial main appointed remix. I was functioning carefully with 20: 20 Vision at the time as well as Carl Finlow (Random Element) was an essential component of the tag. I had no concept or merely neglected, yet the singing mix never ever made it on the initial launch on 20: 20 yet was accredited to Brique Rouge in France where they mistakenly classified it“Unreleased Dub” So complicated!
4. Barrios Bros– Hang On To Your Love (Fred Whatever Remix) [Shaboom] UK 2002
I utilized to see Mark Bell’s workshop in Blackpool when I resided in London as well as when I checked out the UK. Mark ran Shaboom Records as well as usually held United States manufacturers in his workshop as well as on his tag. The original of this one was done by Joeski as well as Onionz on Electrik Heart. The only component they sent me was the improperly taped vocal. I intended to utilize the initial example yet really did not recognize what it was. I called my buddy François (also known as Dr Love) as well as he had the ability to ID it over the phone within a 2nd. It’s by Rufus as well as …
5. Afro Love Task– One Love– [Tronicsole] UK 1998
I mosted likely to Glasgow to play the Below Club on my initial journey to the UK in 1997 as well as satisfied individuals that ran Sole Music/Tronicsole. I played them some demonstrations I contended the moment which were extremely affected by the Broken Beat audio taking place around the moment in West London as well as they authorized this set right now.
6. CJ Hilton– I’m Shedding You (Fred Whatever Remix) [Unreleased] United States 2011
I mosted likely to LA in 2008 to tape-record Ndea Davenport from The All New Heavies for my cd Shed With each other on Om. A pal of mine, Chuck was functioning as a designer at Raphael Sadiiq workshop. They played me a number of tracks they were dealing with with a vocalist called CJ Hilton. I had not listened to somebody with such a real emotional voice in a very long time as well as the man was just 19 at the time! Complete on Motown setups, Live Strings, Springtime Reverb … They allow me have the stems for 2 tracks, yet however, the cd was shelved by the tag. A little a depressing tale yet I really feel lucky to have actually had the ability to remix such a fantastic track.
7. Catz ‘n Dogz– Czas Poczeka (Fred Whatever Remix) [Pets Recordings] GE 2016
This was the introduction track on their initial cd. It was much shorter so I worked with an edit to play out as well as sent it to them. They enjoyed it so they sent me the complete stems to end up appropriately as well as suggested to launch it as component of their remix cd.
8. Flowers & Sea Animals– A.M. (Fred Whatever Stripped Mix) [Buzzin Fly] UK 2011
I satisfied Ben Watt at his Careless Pet celebration when I resided in London. He welcomed me to have fun with him a couple of times. Rapid onward several years later on, he obtained a trial from a yet called duo from Montreal. He can listen to something in it yet required somebody to create an appropriate trial so he asked me. I had actually currently transferred to San Francisco yet handled the job as an obstacle. It was a transforming factor for me as a manufacturer to create a band from square one as well as to discover various other sonic areas. I generated a couple of even more tracks as well as remixes for the cd which was likewise co-produced by Ewan Pearson.
9. Dominique Fils Aimé– Free Dom (Fred Whatever Remix) [Fooliage] UK/CAN 2019
A comparable tale for this set. My friend Atjazz in England was asked to oversee Remixes for a task that a tag from London handled. I had no concept the vocalist was from Montreal till I googled her. Among one of the most intriguing as well as difficult Remixes I had the enjoyment to do.
10 Fred Whatever– Winter Season Refers To As [Drumpoet Community] GE 2016
My second EP for Drumpoet Neighborhood which was initially meant to be launched on Gerd Janson’s Running Back. Due to their hectic timetable, Gerd recommended rather to do a Remix with his companion Lauer as Tuff City Children for the launch on Drumpoet, that were likewise curious about the track. This is among the last point I did while still staying in San Francisco. It’s affected by very early Detroit noises as well as by a recently obtained Korg MS-20 as well as Arturia Beatstep sequencer.
11 Fred Whatever– Reality [Lazy Days] CA 2016
Among the initial points I did when I returned to Montreal. I was dealing with numerous tracks as meshed yet it fairly really did not seem like a cd to me, so I launched it as a 2 component EP. This set was included on Les Jours Paresseux PT2. Influenced by very early 90 s Progressive/Dream/Balearic Home.
12 Fred Whatever & JT Donaldson– Pay Attention [Freerange] UK 2006
I welcomed JT to play among my very early Careless Days evening in Montreal as well as we did a track at my home a hr prior to mosting likely to the club. I saw him soon after in San Francisco on a transportation to Asia as well as we created this second track to fit for an EP. I was (as well as still am) a huge follower of Freerange, so it was an apparent selection when it was time to seek a residence for it.
13 Demarkus Lewis task. Dani Deahl– You Advise Me (Fred Whatever Remix) [Lazy Days] CA 2006
Careless Days began in 2005 with a huge launch, Friday, many thanks to a particular Trentemoller Remix. There was no other way we can or intended to adhere to up with an additional launch of that quality. I actually enjoyed this EP that Demarkus sent me with this wonderful rhyme by Dani Deahl so I replicated the vocal in a session I began that had this melancholic mellotron string line. There’s a solid State of mind|| Swing impact on this set. Fascinating truth, there’s a cameo vocal from Demarkus on my remix that’s out the initial. It was simply an overview for the rhythm for Dani’s rhyme.
14 Fred Whatever & JT Donaldson– Right Here Come The Beats [Lazy Days] CA 2008
An additional one done on a vacation to San Francisco prior to I relocated there. Minority times JT & I collaborated, there was a genuine chemistry in the workshop. We understood specifically where we intended to go as well as just how to arrive.
15 Fred Whatever– Obtained 2 Provide [20:20 Vision] UK 2003
This is the B-side of the singing track For Your Enjoyment task Karl The Voice on 20: 20 Vision. I assume I initially began this in Factor on my laptop computer. I was extremely affected by SOHA/Julien Jabre as well as the entire Parisian Deep Home scene at the time.
16 Fred Whatever task. Fourfeet– Soulmates [Om Records] United States 2005
This set was composed for my Mix CD Home Of Om. Huge West Coastline affect on this set.
17 H-Foundation– Tonight (Fred Whatever Remix) [Soma] UK 2003
I listened to a report that Hipp-e as well as Halo (H-Foundation) desired me to Remix the initial solitary off their initial cd on Soma so I connected to learn if it held true, et cetera is background. It was an enjoy have the ability to flatter SOMA, which had actually been a very early impact of mine. There’s likewise a great King Britt Remix on the flip.
18 Frédéric Blais– Globe Of Songs [Fair Park] United States 1998
Among my early very early launch. I assume I obtained the link with Do It Yourself in the UK, that I had actually simply done a document with. Fair Park is a team from Dallas.
19 Fred Whatever– For Life [Bombay] CA 2005
I did great deal of Remixes for Bombay at the time (Roy Davis, Derrick Carter …). When I was preparing my Real-time program for the Montreal Jazz Event, I taped a track with neighborhood saxophone gamer Luc Lemire as well as this ended up being Permanently. It was initially meant to be on my second cd Daylight yet was denied by the tag.
20 Change– Obtain Ya Dub On (Fred Whatever Remix) [Freerange] UK 2005
Change provided me a very early white tag of Obtain Ya Dub On as well as I played the track a whole lot. When it was time for a main launch on Freerange, Jimpster asked me to remix it.
21 Brett Johnson & Dave Baker– On The Freeway (Fred Whatever Remix) [Lazy Days] CA 2006
My buddy Diz from Chicago utilized to play this unreleased track with a haunting vocoder at all times. When I figured out it was unreleased, I asked Brett if he intended to place it out on Lazy Days with my remixes. I enjoyed the vocals. It has to do with an individual that entered a negative cars and truck mishap as well as sing regarding his change right into the various other globe.
22 Spottie Ottie Point [White] CA 2004
I did a couple of “unsolicited” remixes in my time. This set is from an Outkast track. I made an old-fashioned Chicago Home influenced track in Rejuvenation on my COMPUTER as well as included the acappela on the top.
23 Yello– Bostich (Fred Whatever Remix) [White] CA 2011
An additional one … components got on Beatport for a Remix competition so I could not withstand the chance to do a remix of this standard.
24 All Is Well– Jarry [Drumpoet Community] GE 2018
I actually do not recognize much regarding this set. Phil?
25 Fred Whatever task Jinadu– Silver Light (Crucial) [Lazy Days] CA 2018
From my last cd, Long Means Residence. When I played the cd to my buddy Phil (yes, that exact same Phil that did this wonderful highlighted mix!), we both really felt that something was incorrect with this track. We after that selected the place to transform the entire beat from an initial fifty percent time Dub track to a Dub Home variation. It includes Jinadu that likewise sang on my track Searching.