Lazy Days chief to set sail for Defected Croatia

Fred Everything has been a man on our radar since his early releases on OM Records and 20:20 Vision, soothing us with his deep and mellow house grooves. From his early beginnings playing out at raves in 90s Canada, to founding his own hugely successful label- Lazy Days Recordings.

He’s since gone on to produce a vast number of remixes for artists spanning all genres, including the likes of; Missy Elliot, Mood II Swing, Derrick Carter, Erykah Badu, and the late Curtis Mayfield.

In August the French-Canadian purveyor of deep house, will be embarking on his maiden voyage to Defected Croatia, and to our very own Traxsource LIVE! party at the much-loved Barbarella’s.

We caught up with the main man for a chat ahead of the party in August.

Hey Fred! Why did you choose to get involved with the Traxsource LIVE! at Defected Croatia party at Barbarella’s?

I asked to play more than once during the Defected festival and they put me on the Traxsource event on the Sunday, which makes sense as I have a long lasting relationship with Traxsource and we always supported each other from day one. Honoured to be playing this party!

Have you visited Croatia before?

Not yet. But I’ve been wanting to for a long time. [I’m] planning to spend extra time there to really enjoy the scenery and culture. Also looking forward to trying the local cuisine!

You’ve had a rather illustrious career in dance music. Are there any defining moments that you can pinpoint? Ones that you’ll never forget?

I would say the early days when I released my first album Under The Sun on 20:20 Vision [in 2000]. Getting to play in the UK for the first time in places like Sub Club [in Glasgow in Scotland] , Back 2 Basics [in Leeds], and Fabric. It shaped me as a DJ and helped me reaffirm that I was in it for the long run.

How does the electronic music scene in Canada compare to Europe?

I’m slowly rediscovering it as I was away living in San Francisco for the past five years, so [a lot has] changed. I would say Montreal in the summer is very similar to Europe. Lots of festivals and parties, very lively…..the biggest difference I would say is the ability in Europe to jump from one country to another easily, so there are more work opportunities for DJs.

What’s your favourite record to spin at the moment?

Too many to mention, but I do like that new Eli Escobar on Classic.

Lastly, any releases coming up that we should keep an ear out for?

The re-release of Searching feat. Jinadu on Defected, with the original remixes from Deetron and Jazzuelle, as well as new remixes by Atjazz. [Also] a new acoustic remix I did with my friend Brian D’Oliveira in Montreal.

A new single on Drumpoet Community called Winter Tones featuring remixes by Tuff City Kids(Gerd Janson and Lauer). I’m also putting out a two-part EP on Lazy Days called Les Jours Paresseux. Part 1 will be out in July and part 2 in September. They’re all brand new originals and also include a new collaboration with Atjazz.

We’re beyond excited to have Fred joining us at our party with Defected in August. Have you got your tickets yet? If not, why not? Head this way for more info.