It was at this time that Patrice received his first lesson and exposure to what was then called progressive music. From that point, more influence came from local area artists and DJs such as Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and the Electrifying Mojo (Charles Johnson). Exposure to Chicago's WBMX and WGCI, which featured artists and DJs such as Chip E, Farley Jackmaster Funk and Larry Heard, also played a factor in shaping Patrice's musical direction. After purchasing his first set of turntables Patrice began to hone his DJ skills. He played at local venues throughout the city of Detroit with legends such as Ken Collier and Jeff Mills and hold a most notably weekly residency at the Amsterdam Lounge (Windsor, Ontario) under the promotional group Cybersoul T.Q.E.
While continuing to develop as a DJ, Patrice began to remix music using two cassette recorders, a drum machine and turntables. Although these remixes never made it out of his basement, this was the beginning of his evolution as a producer. In the following years he focused more and more on his studio production skills and his own label Sistrum Recordings. Sistrum Recordings imprint was launched in October of 2006. The first release "Atmospheric Emotions" received rave reviews from many far and abroad.
Since, Patrice's releases have been charted by the likes of Levon Vincent, Efdemin, DJ Fader, Lawrence, Fred P and many more. His vision for Sistrum is to continue to provide quality music for the masses and to never deviate from the bar: do not be afraid to be different! And: always create from the heart, whatever moves you, whatever you feel. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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