In the last few years Van Did has been playing in France, Germany, Wales, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Uk and in Montreal, Canada.. His tracks are been playlisted by Stephan Bodzin, Hernan Cattaneo, Moonbeam, Deepfunk and Applescal to name a few..
Van Did is already considered as one of the most talented electronic music producer in Canada. In 2011, after releasing more than 20 tracks on different labels around the world, he created his own label, Grrreat Recordings. At the same time he won the prestigious Euterke grant and was offered by the CIAC (International Centre of Contemporary Art of Montreal) the opportunity to represent Canada at the World Event Young Artist (WEYA) in the UK. Van Did has just completed his first European tour playing in Italy, France & UK. His next move was never the less, he released his first track on Traum Schallplatten.
Van Did studies music at Université de Montréal and invents rich sound atmospheres and landscapes full of life with sound recordings of real objects. He likes the « sound design » approach and he uses new techniques for signal processing, weaving new materials that give his music a unique texture and taste. His productions have an immersive dimension, diving into deep stereo images in constant evolution.
In a creative way he mixes bits and pieces of Break Beat, Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) and electroacoustics. Van Did composes a narrative and elaborated music that is also made for the dance-floor. It is sometimes repetitive and can induce an hypnotic effect. Details and nuances are each time more important and despite the repetition, his tracks are still progressive and invite to introspection.
Concerned about environmental issues, Van Did shows his commitment his themes and the names of his tracks. He is inspired by electronic artists such as Max Cooper and Extrawelt, but also by contemporary composers of minimalistic music like Steve Reich and Philippe Glass. Each tracks of his tells us a story and is, on its own, a unique adventure.
Clubs / events: Mutek (Montreal, Canada), MEG (Montreal, Canada), No Name Festival (Belgium), Astropolis (France), Society for Arts & Technology (Montreal) , Piknic Electronik (Montreal, Canada & Anger, FR), Le Baby (Marseille, France), WEYA (Nothingham, UK), Pika (Verone, Italie), Nebulae Collective (Montreal)
Selected discography Van Did
Full Discog beatport.com/artist/van-did/171829
2012 - Far A Way - Wide Angle
2013 - Sur Le Sable Ep - Manual Music
2013 - Nuager Ep - Grrreat Recordings
2012 - Grrreat Remixes - Grrreat Recordings
2012 - Grrreat - Grrreat Recordings
2011 - Voluntary Simplicity - Inlab Recordings
2011 - Universe Of Sounds - System Recordings
2011- Funkry - Octane Recordings
2013 - Lefrenk- Light And Shadows EP - Grrreat Recordings
2013 - Blokc - Nostalgia EP - Box Records
2013 - Micrologue -Waiting For EP - Inlab Recordings
2012 - Les Limaces - Smoked Beat Remixes - Tasty Bytes
2012 - Lox D, Willy Real - Against The Time - Grrreat Recordings
2012 - Oovation - I'm Confused feat. Aenigma Sun - EP - Clubstream
2012 - Aaron Decay - Spleen Ep - Inlab Recordings
2012 - 10dens – I Saw - Inlab Recordings
2012 - Pantoone – Ojos Negros – Polytechnic Recordings
2012 - Light Breath – Alarm - PFL Records
2011 - Les Limaces - The Last Miles - PFL Records
2011 - Utopiate - Deep Dreams - Bedroom Records
2011 - Joystick - Hula Hoop - Eresys Recording
2011 - Les Limaces - El Padrino - Re: Beat
2013 - Underground Club Anthems
2013 - Volume 2 - Fever
2013 - Re:Cognition By Solee, Vol. 5 - Parquet Recordings
2013 - Melody Makers - Fever
2012 - Tour De Traum V Mixed By Riley Reinhold - Traum
2012- Electronics -Fever
2012 - Underground Club Anthems 2012 Volume 4 - Fever
2012 - PFL 1 - PFL Recordings
2012 - Inlab Sub Recordings 1 Year Compilation - Inlab Recordings
2011 - Soul Shift Music WMC Miami 2011 - Soul Shift Music