Fred Everything is a key player in the world of House Music. With over 150 releases and counting, the Deep House producer shows no sign of stopping.
Born in Hull (Québec) and raised in Québec City, Fred Everything, born Frédéric Blais, started DJing in the early 90s and releasing records since the mid 90s. He used to be known as just "Everything" because his live sets would range from Techno to House, Ambient and even Drum & Bass. He was touring his live show in Raves and Clubs, armed with his TR-909 and Red SH-101. This landed him an opening spot for a then up and coming DJ from the UK, Sasha in Montréal. In 1995, a first visit to San Francisco opened his mind up to a whole new sound influenced by both East Coast and West Coast House as well as UK House.Later
that year, he moved to Montreal to work at Inbeat Records,the headquarter for all Montreal DJs, which landed him some key residencies in some of the best clubs in town. Soon after, he started releasing records on some of his favorite labels domestic and European and catching the attention of DJ’s and producers worldwide. With a healthy release and touring schedule, he was considered the first Montreal House artist to make it abroad which landed him a front cover and feature article in Air Canada's En Route inflight magazine. He also won "Best Electronic Artist of the Year" in 2003 at the Montreal MIMI's award.
In 1997, after signing to DIY Records,he travelled to the UK for a small tour, playing alongside people like Basement Jaxx, DIY and Ralph Lawson. HIs set during In The City Conference at the Sub Club in Glasgow, was rated Best Set Of The Conference by DJ Magazine. After a few successful EP and remixes on 20:20 Vision, label boss, Ralph Lawson offered him a multiple album deal. Fred moved to London in 1999 to finish his first album "Under The Sun" and tour Europe and the UK. The album was received as a breath of fresh air by the press worldwide and established Fred Everything as a name to watch. The album was also licensed to Virgin in Europe and Tiga’s Turbo Records for North America. Ralph Lawson quoted him to be “One of the best house dj on the planet.” which helped him land spots in some the UK’s best clubs like Fabric, Back to Basics, Ministry Of Sound, Cream, Lazy Dog and the list goes on. His follow up album, “Light Of Day” was cited as the best House album of the year by iDJ magazine in the UK. It featured artist such as Joseph Malik, Karl the Voice, New MasterSounds, Roy Davis and DJ Heather.
On top of his home label 20:20 Vision, his production and remixes landed on a variety of labels around the world including Freerange,Soma, Om Records, Bombay, Shaboom, Compost, Stereo Deluxe, Dessous, Buzzin Fly, Strictly Rhythm, Defected, Toolroom and many more. His busy remix schedule as led him to work with artists like Mood 2 Swing, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter, Kings of Tomorrow, Robert Owens,Switch, Kaskade,Corrine Bailey Ray, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets) ,Curtis Mayfield. Miguel Migs, DJ Champion and the list goes on. That's without mentioning his series of "Secret" Remixes for the likes of Yello, Missy Elliot, Erykah Badhu, Outkast and MIA. Fred Everything’s productions have appeared on over 100 compilations worldwide by such various artists as Danny Tennaglia, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, H-Foundation and Miguel Migs on labels like Defected, Ministry of Sound, NRK, Universal and countless Ibiza compilations. You probably also heard his music or seen his video for the song “Revolution” on many MTV shows. His music was also featured in Virgin America, Air Canada and British Airways inflight entertainments.
In 2005, he founded his own label, Lazy Days Recordings as an outlet to release his own projects and share the music he loves. 5 Years later, the label released music by such diverse acts as Trentemoller, Tortured Soul, Brett Johnson,Lovebirds, Vincenzo, Shur-I-Kan, AtJazz & of course Fred himself. The 20th release/5 years celebration featured a worldwide tour,compilation cd and a special Remix package from the catalog by Ian Pooley, Crazy P, Art Of Tones (Llorca) & legendary british Dj Greg Wilson. The release was awarded "Album Of The Month" in Mixmag (UK). He also launched his popular monthly Lazy Days Podcast (http://lazydaysrecordings.libsyn.com/) which attracts over 5000 unique downloads every month and been downloaded over 100 000 times.
After years of working closely with Om Records, Fred relocated from Montreal to San Francisco in 2007 to finish his Lost Together album, based at the infamous Moulton Studios.The LP featured collaborations from Roy Davis Jr, Lisa Shaw, Tortured Soul, Tim Fuller and N’Dea Davenport from The Brand New Heavies. It was recorded in Montreal, Vancouver, San Francisco, New York, Hollywood and Tokyo. The album featured the track Mercyless (feat. Wayne Tennant) which became a worldwide underground hit, especially in South Africa, where the song still gets the crowd singing overtime it's played. Under Om Records, Fred played in the label's events all over the world including Ibiza, Barcelona, Dubai and Miami. In 2008, he was invited to be part of the House of Om Tour, a 25 dates in 2 months tour across the US and Canada, alongside DJ Heather, Colette and Andy Caldwell. This tour exposed their sound to a new audience, getting to play at festivals like the 80 000 attended Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles.
With over a million miles flown, taking him to places he'd never even dreamed of visiting like Moskow, Istanbul, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Bulgaria, Honolulu, playing festival such as Montreal International Jazz Festival, Toronto JVC Jazz Festival, Coachella, Outside Lands. He’s also held down residency at Stereo (Montreal), SONA (Montreal), Next Door (Honolulu), Footwork (Toronto) and his own Lazy Days parties in Montréal (Salon Daomé), San Francisco and Fabric (London), where he's been a regular guest since 2000. He's also been a regular guest at WMC in Miami since 1997.
His work as a DJ been immortalized on 5 mix cds including Disconnection (InMix) ,DJ SET01 (Virgin/Intonation), and the popular House Of Om Series (Om). He's also released a collection of his remixes, From The Deep (Bombay), a mixed compilation of his work, Om:Masters (Om) who was awarded "Album Of The Week" in DMC Update (UK) and "Album Of The Month" in Tillate magazine (UK). He also recently mixed a retrospective of 5 Years of Lazy Days Recordings. He’s also been hosted on radio shows worldwide in Denmark, Belgium, Turkey and England on radio station like Dynamo FM, Kiss FM, Ministry Of Sound Radio and also Ben Watt’s guest on Galaxy FM in the UK.
Recently, Fred produced 3 songs for Montreal duo "Flowers & Sea Creatures" for their album on Buzzin Fly. He also released a Sample pack for the Loopmasters series in the UK called "Deep Analog House". 2012 sees Fred hard at work on Lazy Days Recordings as well as working on a new full length album.